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How do libraries -- institutions that by nature require a strict, stately style of micromanagement -- assimilate these self-published and occasionally category-defying dispatches from the cultural hinterlands?
When a Barnard librarian named Jenna Freedman drafted the proposal for the Barnard College Zine Library in 2003, there was no shortage of questions. But none of them came from her employers, who needed little convincing that these examples of self-published, alternative literature merited inclusion in the stacks. After all, there were already highly successful examples of zine libraries at ... (Full article: 1092 words)
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