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Graphic novels and comics in libraries and archives : essays on readers, research, history and cataloging

Author: Robert G Weiner; Elizabeth Figa; Derek Parker Royal; Stephen Weiner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, provides a look at how graphic novels and comics can be used in educational settings. An established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last vestiges of the printed form gaining in popularity."--Publisher information.
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Genre/Form: Libraries
Comic books, strips, etc
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Weiner; Elizabeth Figa; Derek Parker Royal; Stephen Weiner
ISBN: 9780786443024 0786443022
OCLC Number: 527702660
Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. A librarian's guide to the history of graphic novels / Alicia Holston --
2. Manga in Japanese libraries: a historical overview / David Hopkins --
3. How librarians learned to love the graphic novel / Amy Kiste Nyberg --
4. The development of a school library graphic novel collection / Heidi K. Hammond --
5. Balancing popular high-circulation works with works of merit in elementary school library collections / Diana P. Maliszewski --
6. Creative shelving: placement in library collections / Amy Hartman --
7. Graphic novels at Los Angeles Public / Rachel Kitzmann --
8. Teen-led revamp / Erica Segraves --
9. Selection and popular culture in large academic libraries: taking the temperature of your research community / Charlotte Cubbage --
10. Maus goes to college: graphic novels on reserve at an academic library / Anne-Marie Davis --
11. The library after dark: the promotion of collections and services / Gwen Evans --
12. So many options, so little money: building a selective collection for the academic library / Liorah Anne Golomb --
13. The spinner rack in the big red and ivory tower: establishing a comics and graphic novels collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Richard Graham --
14. Comic art collection at the Michigan State University libraries / Randall W. Scott --
15. Interview with Randall W. Scott / Nicholas Yanes and Robert G. Weiner --
16. The perils of Doctor Strange: preserving Pennsylvania-centered comics at the State Library of Pennsylvania / William T. Fee --
17. Graphic novels and the untapped audience / Ruth Boyer --
18. Comic relief in libraries: motivating male adolescent readers / Karen Gavigan --
19. "Forty-one-year-old female academics aren't supposed to like comics!" the value of comic books to adult readers / Sarah Ziolkowska and Vivian Howard --
20. Graphics let teens own the library / Christian Zabriskie --
21. The only thing graphic is your mind: reconstructing the reference librarian's view of the genre / Amanda Stegall-Armour --
22. What's in a name: nomenclature and libraries / Francisca Goldsmith --
23. The ontology of art and what libraries should buy / Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth --
24. Meta-comics and libraries: should libraries buy them? / Adam J. Noble --
25. Webcomics and libraries / Amy Thorne --
26. Cataloging and the problem of access: creativity, collaboration and compromise / Laurel Tarulli --
27. An example of an in-house cataloging system / Robert G. Weiner --
28. Drawing comics into Canadian libraries / Rachel Collins --
29. Graphic novel holdings in academic libraries / Eric Werthmann.
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Weiner ; forewords by Elizabeth Figa and Derek Parker Royal ; afterword by Stephen Weiner.
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