Title

Stretch Goals: Launching Crowdfunded Comics Collections in Academic Libraries

Start Date

18-7-2022 12:30 PM

End Date

18-7-2022 2:30 PM

Description

Crowdfunded comics have been severely under-collected by libraries, including academic libraries with prominent comics studies research collections. Barriers to collecting crowdfunded comics include logistical challenges, garnering administrative buy-in, and prohibitive policies, among others. Yet crowdfunded comics provide an opportunity to get comics from creators who do work on niche topics or represent historically oppressed and marginalized communities. In light of the unique research value of crowdfunded comics, the University of Illinois started a new initiative to build a collection of crowdfunded comics. In this session, we will share how we have approached the development of this collection including scoping, workflows, and cataloging considerations. We will also discuss what lessons we have learned so far and how that will shape future development of the collection.

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Jul 18th, 12:30 PM Jul 18th, 2:30 PM

Stretch Goals: Launching Crowdfunded Comics Collections in Academic Libraries

Crowdfunded comics have been severely under-collected by libraries, including academic libraries with prominent comics studies research collections. Barriers to collecting crowdfunded comics include logistical challenges, garnering administrative buy-in, and prohibitive policies, among others. Yet crowdfunded comics provide an opportunity to get comics from creators who do work on niche topics or represent historically oppressed and marginalized communities. In light of the unique research value of crowdfunded comics, the University of Illinois started a new initiative to build a collection of crowdfunded comics. In this session, we will share how we have approached the development of this collection including scoping, workflows, and cataloging considerations. We will also discuss what lessons we have learned so far and how that will shape future development of the collection.