A team from around UT Libraries held a Zine Cataloging Party last Thursday in the Fine Arts Library. We invited the public to come learn about cataloging zines and try their hand at it using zines from a recently donated collection and a zine cataloging game. We had 35 people attend the event, did a little metadata literacy outreach, cataloged 49 zines, and had a great time doing it!
Several months of planning went into the project and each member of the team had different motivations for participating and got different things out of the experience. This morning, we presented a panel on the project at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. In a few weeks we will have something more detailed written up and will link to it here. Until then enjoy some more photos of the event, read some tweets about our TCDL presentation, and check out our slides.