Austin Fanzine Project: An Overview Metadata

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  • Main Title Austin Fanzine Project: An Overview


  • Author: Hecker, Jennifer
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of Texas at Austin


  • Organizer of meeting: University of North Texas. Libraries
    Contributor Type: Organization
  • Organizer of meeting: University of North Texas. Digital Scholarship Co-Operative
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Creation: 2013-09-20


  • English


  • Content 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.
  • Physical Description: 13 p.


  • Keyword: fanzines
  • Keyword: digital preservation
  • Keyword: crowdsourcing
  • Keyword: cataloging
  • Keyword: digital humanities


  • Conference: Second Annual Digital Frontiers Conference, 2013, Denton, Texas, United States


  • Name: Digital Frontiers
    Code: DIGIF


  • Name: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
    Code: DISCO


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Presentation


  • Image


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc228292


  • Display Note: 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.