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Issues in Zine Cataloging

This guide accompanies Issues in Zine Cataloging, presented at the Zines in Libraries conference by Jenna Freedman in July 2022.

Cataloging Is Political

search results in the library catalog for < zines palestin* > https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog?q=zines+palestin*&f%5B-format%5D%5B%5D=FOIA+Document&search_field=all_fields&commit=Search

Even the word "Palestine" is potentially loaded

 

screen grab of catalog record for "I Went to Palestine" zine by Rachel Rabble https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/9051037

 

You can try to please everyone!

screen grab: catalog holdings for I Went to Palestine https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/9051037