Subjects/genres/categories for organizing zine libraries

Listing various ways to categorize zines. Please feel free to add your library’s categories.

The Factsheet Five genre terms:

  • quirky
  • medley
  • books
  • recordings
  • catalogs & stuff
  • sex
  • film
  • fringe
  • publishing
  • music
  • punk
  • grrrlz
  • personal
  • humor
  • spirituality
  • queer
  • politics
  • arts & letters
  • comix

Barnard genres: http://zines.barnard.edu/about/genres

Anchor Archive categories: http://www.robertsstreet.org/boxes

  • Activism
  • About Art, Media, and Technology
  • Animals
  • Anarchism
  • Art Books and Zines
  • Bicycles
  • Broken Pencil collection
  • Body Politics
  • Cities and Places
  • Cookzines
  • Class Struggle
  • Comics – Art
  • Comics – Narrative
  • Cometbus collection
  • DIY and How-to
  • Doris collection
  • Education and School
  • Environment and Nature
  • Halifax Fanzine Archive
  • Factsheet Five collection
  • Feminism
  • Fiction and true stories
  • Food, Farming, and Gardening
  • History
  • Health – Mental
  • Health – Physical
  • Health – Sexual
  • Health – Women’s
  • Indigenous
  • International Politics
  • Kids
  • Love
  • Media and Technology
  • Mini-zines
  • Music
  • Parenting
  • Personal
  • Punk Planet collection
  • Poetry
  • Prison
  • Queer
  • Race
  • Redwire collection
  • Review Zines
  • Sex
  • Survivors
  • Trans
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Writing and Art Compilations
  • Work, Jobs, and Labour
  • Zines about Zines
  • Zine Workshop Zines

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh subjects:

  • Activism
  • Anarchism
  • Animals
  • Art
  • Art Zines
  • Bikes
  • Body Politics
  • Broken Pencil collection
  • Carbusters collection
  • Cities and Places
  • Comics
  • Cooking
  • Cultures
  • DIY
  • Economics
  • Education and School
  • Environment and Nature
  • Fashion
  • Feminism
  • Food, Farming, and Gardening
  • Health
  • History
  • Indigenous
  • Interpersonal
  • Library Zines
  • Literary
  • Media
  • Mini-zines
  • Music
  • Parenting
  • Personal
  • Politics
  • Prison
  • Queer
  • Race
  • Reviews Zines
  • Science
  • Sex
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Survivors
  • Technology
  • Transgender
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Urban Velo collection
  • Work, Jobs, and Labor
  • Worn Magazine collection
  • Youth
  • Zines about Zines
  • Zine World collection

IPRC categories: http://library.iprc.org/

  • Adult
  • Adult – Comics
  • Art
  • Art – How-to
  • Art – Reference
  • Books
  • Catalog
  • Catalog – Publishing
  • Comics
  • Comics – Politics
  • Comics – Criticism
  • Comics – Mini
  • Design
  • Education
  • Film & Video
  • Fine Press / Book Arts
  • Food & Drink
  • Foreign Language
  • Games
  • Health
  • How-to
  • Humor
  • Media
  • Miscellaneous
  • Music
  • Music – Punk Rock
  • Parenting
  • Personal
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics – Anarchism
  • Politics – Animal Rights
  • Politics – Ecology
  • Politics – Labor
  • Politics – Race
  • Pop Culture
  • Prose & Poetry
  • Publishing
  • Queer
  • Reference
  • Review
  • Science
  • Science Fiction & Horror
  • Theology
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Women
  • Work

Las Vegas Zine Library: http://lvzinelibrary.wix.com/online#!__catalog

  • Art / Photo
  • Comics
  • DIY
  • Fanzines
  • GBLT
  • Lit. Zines
  • Misc.
  • Music
  • Perzines
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Transportation

Papercut categories: http://www.papercutzinelibrary.org/wordpress/

  • Anarchism
  • Art
  • Class
  • Comics
  • DIY / How-To
  • Environment / Animals
  • Feminism
  • Film
  • Food / Cookbooks
  • Foreign
  • Health & Sex
  • History
  • Humor
  • LBOE
  • Lit / Poetry
  • Misc
  • Multi-Media
  • Music
  • Non-Circulating
  • Parenting / Education
  • Personal
  • Political
  • Political – Activist Guides / Know Your Rights
  • Political – Anti-Capitalist
  • Political – Anti-War
  • Political – Labor / Unions
  • Political – Latin America
  • Political – Police
  • Political – Prisons
  • Political – Socialism / Communism
  • Political – Student Activism
  • Queer / Trans
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sports / Bikes
  • Travel
  • XXX
  • Zines About Zines

Simmons categories: http://simmons.libguides.com/c.php?g=372342&p=2515339

  • Activism
  • About Art, Media, and Technology
  • Art Books & Zines
  • Body Politics
  • Bit of Everything
  • Cities and Places
  • Class Struggle
  • Comics
  • Disabilities
  • DIY and How-to
  • Eating Disorders
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Herstory
  • Health – Mental
  • Health – Physical
  • Health – Sexual
  • Health – Women’s
  • Immigration
  • Library and Special Collections
  • Love
  • Mail
  • Parenting
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Prison
  • Queer
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Survivors
  • Trans*
  • Transportation
  • Travel

Toronto Zine Library: http://www.torontozinelibrary.org/

  • Art
  • Comics
  • Culture
  • Fanzines
  • Gender / Queer
  • Litzines
  • Perzines
  • Politics
  • Special Interest

Vancouver Public Library categories: http://guides.vpl.ca/zines

  • Art & Craft
  • Bikes
  • Class
  • Comics
  • Compilation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family
  • Food
  • Gender
  • History
  • Indigenous
  • Legal Issues
  • Literary
  • Mind & Body
  • Misc
  • Music
  • Personal
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Punk
  • Race
  • Relationships
  • Science
  • Sexuality
  • Travel
  • Work
  • Zines

ZAPP categories: http://zappcatalogingandpreservation.pbworks.com/w/page/52106643/Categories

  • Art
  • Comics
  • DIY
  • Education / Parenting
  • Food / Drink
  • Foreign Language
  • Humor
  • Literary (most fiction goes here)
  • Mind / Body
  • Mini (zines that can fit in a shoebox-sized box)
  • Miscellaneous (kind of a last resort)
  • Music
  • People / Society
  • Personal
  • Queer / LGBT
  • Rare
  • Reference (zine-related items like zine review zines, catalogs)
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Science Fiction
  • Science
  • Sensitive
  • Sports / Leisure
  • Travel
  • Women
  • Work