xZINECOREx timeline

Suggestion via UStream follower: design catalog for patrons, not for catalogers.

  • Front end and back end will be different, so perhaps this isn’t a concern
  • Multiple front ends could conceivably be available
  • Once the data is in place, there’s a lot we can do–table this part of the discussion for now?

Next steps / timeline

  • Apply for a Knight Foundation grant for development and infrastructure: DUE BY DUE DATE, JENNA & KELSEY and we hope others!
  • Develop QZAP as prototype: DUE JANUARY 1, ERIC & MILO. Lots of people willing to help with user testing.
  • Use Interference Archive catalog as prototype for sharing data
  • Research other grants: DUE ?
  • Plans for export import from CSV files, LibraryThing, MARC (from data dump), etc. (What are the others?) : Survey cataloging systems on Zine Librarians list DUE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, HONOR & CREW
  • Born xZINECOREx cataloging guidelines? Other documentation, as needed.
  • Union catalog admin for the user side: VIOLET

Zine Talking Notes

Zine Talking

Topics to possibly discuss: readers advisory for zines, teaching with zines, zine conversations and framing zines in terms of teaching and justification for zines in libraries Continue reading Zine Talking Notes

Announcing PGH-ZLUC scholarship

Zine librarians are pooling their money to offer a scholarship to this summer’s Zine Librarians Unconference in Pittsburgh on July 28th & 20th. The scholarship is meant to help someone from an underrepresented group attend the unconference and currently stands at $150 $170 $190 $210.

Applicants should send a short summary of their interest and qualifications to zines@barnard.edu by July 1st. Notifications will be sent out by July 7th.

If you want to contribute to the scholarship fund, please write to the same address.

PGH ZL(u)C 2012

The Zine Librarian (un)Conference is happening July 27-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out the wiki here.

Workshops

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS:
If you are interested in leading a one-hour workshop during the conference, please submit the following information by creating a page for your proposal on this wiki and linking to the proposal on this page by Friday, May 27th, 2012 (deadline okay?).

On your workshop page, please include:

  1. The title of your workshop
  2. Your name and a very brief biography of all workshop leaders (1-3 sentences each)
  3. A brief (100 word) summary of topics you would address
  4. Any tools, equipment or technology that would be required
  5. Add your proposal page to this list (You’ll need to be logged into the wiki to do so):
    1. Sample proposal from the 2009 ZL(u)C: Zine Anatomy

 

Guidelines for workshops: We are interested in hosting workshops that will be informational, how-to’s and describe a task, skill or scheme that another zine library would find useful. This could be hands-on, or a presentation of what your library has done well.
Note: This is a call only for workshops that require extensive pre-planning, are practical in nature, or require specific materials.

We will also have facilitated discussions at the conference, but those will be selected at the conference itself. List of potential discussion topics. Please add yours!

Remote Access

Looks like we can at least videotape sessions we’d like to, then upload to YouTube or some other place of our choosing. Who wants to be our tech person/s?!  – Jude

Register

To register for the PGH ZL(u)C you will need to register for this wiki first.

After you have logged in to the wiki add your name, alphabetically if you please:

  • Elvis Bakaitis, Queens College student in Archives & Special Collections
  • Marie Elia, Archivist Time Capsule Project, Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh
  • Violet Fox, Zine Archive & Publishing Project, Seattle
  • Jenna Freedman, Zine Librarian and middle manager, Barnard Library
  • Eric Goldhagen, technology worker and zine librarian groupie, NYC
  • Rhonda Kauffman, adjunct cataloger, New York University.
  • Alana Kumbier, Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College
  • Jill Luedke – Reference & Instruction Librarian/Art Subject Specialist, Temple University, Philadelphia.
  • Kelly McElroy, Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Iowa
  • Milo Miller, Co-founder, Queer Zine Archive Project
  • Honor Moody, Cataloger, Schlesinger Library
  • Erica Saunders, Brooklyn College Library Zine Intern
  • Alycia Sellie, Zine, Media and Cultural Studies Librarian, Brooklyn College
  • Kalmia Strong, Graduate Fellow in Special Collections & Archives, University of Iowa Libraries
  • Jude Vachon, Librarian/Zine Librarian Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Celina Williams, Zine Librarian and Graduate Research Assistant, VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives
Virtual registration — if you’re interested in viewing sessions from afar, please put your name and your email address here. We’ll be in touch with more details soon.
1. Gina Solares, Catalog Librarian
2. Joshua Barton, zine guy, cataloger, etc., Michigan State University, bartonjp@msu.edu

Possible Discussions

Please include your name and a short description when proposing a discussion.

  • union catalog update
  • zinelibraries.info update/check in
  • microcosm update
  • zine libraries day
  • Hit By A Bus (Milo) – in many instances there is a single person who has initiated or organized a library’s zine collection.  What happens if that person gets hit by a bus?  How is institutional knowledge about the collection shared so that it can be maintained?
  • Zine-talking (Kelly) – Reader’s advisory fer zines
  • Zinewiki (Kelly) – if there are computers available, let’s chill out and make some updates
  • Show and tell (Jenna): forms, processes
  • contribute to world’s largest zine
  • any Carnegie PL service projects?

Organizers

For keeping track of who is willing to to what, where we are, and what skills we have, here’s a page for the conference (un)organizers.

Jude, Pittsburgh, find rooms and housing, general make this thing work work

PGH ZLuC 2012 Housing

Dorm housing – Carlow University $25/night, some single rooms at same price, others with two single beds, all rooms with air conditioning, communal bathroom, 10 min walk to Carnegie Library – Main. Write your name and email address below if you’d like to stay at Carlow:

  1. Kelly M. kellymce [at] gmail -  Check in 7/26 10pm, Check out 7/29 5AM
  2. Alycia Sellie [at] gmail – Check in 7/26 2-3pm, Check out?
  3. Milo milo [at] qzap [dot] org — Check In 7/26 mid afternoon, check out 7/29
  4. Alana alana.kumbier [at] gmail –Check In 7/26 mid afternoon, check out 7/29
  5. Honor hmmoody [at] gmail – Check in 7/26 2-3pm, Check out 7/29 eve
  6. Erica.Suz.Saunders [at] gmail Check in 7/26 afternoon, Check out 7/29 early
  7. Celina Williams: willcn84 [at] gmail [dot] com – Check in 7/26 after 5pm, Check out 7/29 early
  8. Violet Fox: my first and last name at gmail.com – check in late nite 7/27, check out 7/29
  9. Elvis: bakaitis [at] gmail [dot] com Check in 7/26 afternoon, Check out 7/29 early

Carlow University Housing Information

Contact Information

Carlow University

Frances Warde Hall

3333 Fifth Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Event Dates

  • Check-In: Thursday, July 26th
  • Check Out: Sunday, July 29th

Nightly Rate

  • $25.00 per/person; per/night

Staffed Check-In Times*

  • Thursday, July 26th: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Friday, July 27th: 7:00am-10:00am; 2:30pm-4:00pm

*Jude, I received notification from our chief of police that you, as the group leader, can also pass out keys and guest passes.  As a result, if you have a conference attendee who cannot check-in during these times, we can give you their guest pass and room key.  We would ask that you be the only person responsible for this task.

Check-Out

  • Sunday, July 29th by 1:00pm
  • Conference participants will be asked to place their key in the key return box next to the dispatch office in Francis Warde Hall.  Participants will need to turn in their guest pass to dispatch in Francis Warde Hall.

 Linens

  • Participants will be responsible for bringing their own sheets, towels, toiletries, etc.

Bathrooms

  • All bathrooms are communal.  It is suggested that participants pack shower shoes and bathrobes.

Amenities

  • Each room contains a micro-fridge, bed, and desk.  There are no TV’s in individual rooms, but there are TV’s in the lounge areas.

Wireless Internet

  • The residence hall is equipped with wireless access.

Smoking

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in all buildings on the Carlow campus.
  • Participants who smoke must go outside to the designated smoking area.

Security

  • The Police Department is located on the main floor of Francis Warde Hall. Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The front desk of the residence hall is staffed 24 hours a day. The bottom level entrance of the residence halls can be accessed Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. After 9:00 p.m. all participants must enter by the 3rd floor entrance.
  • Carlow Police Department:  412-578-6007
  • Carlow Dispatch: 412-578-6005
  • Emergencies: 412-578-6007