Austin Fanzine Project: An Overview

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Presentation for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the Austin Fanzine Project, an institutional-independent project intended to improve access to the documents of a recently-historical subculture -- the Austin, Texas underground music scene of the 1990s. The project has also blossomed into a sandbox for creative experimentation with digital archives and digital humanities methods and tools.

Creator(s): Hecker, Jennifer
Creation Date: September 20, 2013
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UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
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Digital Frontiers
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Creator (Author):
Hecker, Jennifer

University of Texas at Austin

Date(s):
  • Creation: September 20, 2013
Description:

Presentation for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. This presentation discusses the Austin Fanzine Project, an institutional-independent project intended to improve access to the documents of a recently-historical subculture -- the Austin, Texas underground music scene of the 1990s. The project has also blossomed into a sandbox for creative experimentation with digital archives and digital humanities methods and tools.

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Abstract: A fanzine is a "nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest" (Wikipedia). You can think of them as pre-internet blogs. Fanzines are lately gaining popularity in college classrooms, as professors in journalism, anthropology, art, and literature incorporate them into their curricula, and librarians and archivists all over the world are finding ways to increase access to and preservation of these ephemeral, sometimes unique objects of human expression.

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13 p.

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Keyword(s): fanzines | digital preservation | crowdsourcing | cataloging | digital humanities
Source: Second Annual Digital Frontiers Conference, 2013, Denton, Texas, United States
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Partner:
UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
Collection:
Digital Frontiers
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc228292
Resource Type: Presentation
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Access: Public