Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging (Google eBook)

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Robert G. Weiner
McFarland, Apr 1, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.
  

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In the 1970s, future KISS bassist Gene Simmons was handing out Spider-Man comics to the sixth graders he was teaching in Spanish Harlem. The kids loved it even if the school administration didn't ... Read full review

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I'm a bit biased as I've got an article in here, but probably the most comprehensive monograph available for librarians interested in building a graphic novel collection and going in understanding all ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword by Elizabeth Figa
1
Foreword by Derek Parker Royal
3
Introduction
5
History
9
School Libraries
41
Public Libraries
52
Academic Libraries
72
State Libraries Archives
131
Nomenclature and Aesthetics
177
MetaComics Webcomics
202
Cataloging
213
Evaluation of Collections
226
Afterword
260
About the Contributors
263
Index
267
Copyright

Audiences
141

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About the author (2010)

Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His works have been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Public Library Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, International Journal of Comic Art and Popular Music and Society. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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