It is the position of some of us that zines are best as print objects, but there are times that you want to share them in a more open platform. Digital Humanities class is one of those times, so here they are…the pages of our zine union catalog project zine!
If you’ve been attempting to keep tabs on us, you probably don’t think we’ve been doing very much, other than adding a design element here or there, like our site icon:
But, if you look at our development site, you can see what’s really going on. Just don’t expect it to stay the same from moment to moment. Or even be a little bit broken, because that’s what dev sites are for.
The big dev–>live move will happen next Saturday.
Our final zine catalog presentation will be accompanied by a zine because you gotta bring a little analog to the digital humanities sometimes, right?
Public domain image from http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=133977&picture=music-cat
We are so pleased to have members of various communities (CUNY Graduate Center folks, designers, digital humanists, librarians, technologists, zine creators, and zine librarians) advising us on this project–helping us keep our minds open! Members of our advisory board have agreed to respond to short surveys, but we will also share the surveys with anyone who wants to provide feedback. Stay tuned for the next three-question-questionnaire.
In the meantime, we would like to identify and thank our advisory board, for all the world to see. Members include
Adela Licona, Director :: Institute for LGBT Studies & Associate and Professor :: Department of English
Mr. Elvis, zine maker
Eric Goldhagen, Openflows technologist
Joan Jocson-Singh, Head, Technical Services. Leonard Lief Library |Lehman College, CUNY
Kate Eichhorn, Associate Professor of Culture and Media Studies, The New School
LaMesha Staples, zine maker
Milo Miller, Queer Zine Archive Project
There are two others who have not opted into being named publicly.
We think we know what zine researchers want, but do we really? How about a little data to inform our thinking? Please fill out our survey. It’s eight questions long, six of them checkboxes only. All questions optional. No questions about sex or your childhood, but there is an “Anything else you want to say” question, in case you want to talk about sex or your childhood.
We have a blog (again). The first one went away because it wanted to spend more time with its family, but we are convinced that this one is here to stay.
Keep an eye on this blog for progress on the CUNY DH Praxis class Zine Union Catalog project. If you want to know the basics, read the about page on our project website, which is very much in progress.
While you’re waiting, read some zines. Leave a comment here if you want a zine recommendation.