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Welcome to the Zine Union Catalog!


Zinecat.org is a “union catalog” dedicated to zines! A union catalog is a resource where libraries can share cataloging and holdings information. The Zine Union Catalog (ZUC) enables researchers to discover zine holdings by searching a single catalog, as well as making it possible for librarians to copy catalog records and facilitates lending across libraries. ZUC serves educators, researchers, librarians, archivists, and anyone in the general public with an interest in zines.

ZUC is a product of the CUNY Graduate Center's Digital Praxis which provides essential resources to support the project. Special thanks to QZAP.org and many others who helped make the ZUC possible.


The people responsible for building the ZUC are:

Jenna Freedman

Role: Project Director and Community Manager
Contact: @zinelib
Bio: Jenna Freedman is a zine maker and zine librarian. She founded and curates the Barnard Zine Library at Barnard College, where she also serves as the Associate Director of Communications and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian. She is currently in her second semester in the MALS program DH track at the CUNY Grad Center. A product of public school education, Jenna earned her MLIS at the University of South Florida and her BA in theater at SUNY New Paltz. Jenna's research and practice are primarily in the field of zine librarianship, a topic on which she writes and speaks frequently.

Lauren Kehoe
Role: Metadata specialist and documentarian
Contact: lsrkthelibrarian@gmail.com
Bio: Lauren Kehoe is a librarian and the Associate Director of the McEntegart Hall Library at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Digital Humanities from the CUNY Graduate Center's. She received her undergraduate degree is in Dramatic Literature from NYU in 2003 and received here MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009. Lauren is interested in supporting researchers and scholars in the library through proven and new methods of engaging with information.

Marti Massana
Role: Project Manager and Designer
Contact: marti.massana@gmail.com
Bio: Marti Massana Ferre is currently a first-year MALS student in the Digital Humanities track at the CUNY Graduate Center. He earned his undergraduate degree in Humanities at Pompeu Fabra University, Spain and his MA in Publishing at the Barcelona School of Management. He is interested in network infrastructure and how to contribute to DH in Spain, specially with digital history projects regarding intangible culture and historical memory.

Aleksandr Segal
Role: Project Developer
Contact: @Judgeandinjury
Bio: Aleksandr Segal studied philosophy at Brooklyn College and is currently studying media, digital humanities, and sustainability at the CUNY Graduate Center. His background is in visual media, team-based creative content creation, and project management. Aleksandr is interested in using media and technology to support initiatives promoting ecological sustainability and to develop resources to connect communities across the globe.

 

 

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