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Title:Investigating the status of anime collections in public libraries
Author(s):Disher, Thomas; Jett, Jacob; Lee, Jin Ha
Collection development
Collection practices
Public libraries
Abstract:As anime grows in popularity across the United States, so grows demand for varied access. Anime conventions, such as Seattle’s SakuraCon, bring together fans to celebrate, discuss, and watch anime; there are hundreds of such conventions worldwide. Furthermore, websites, such as Crunchyroll, provide legal access to anime to millions of registered users. Public libraries can serve as another access point to anime. This access is especially important to people who cannot afford to attend conventions or pay for streaming services. But what are the challenges and needs of developing, cataloging, organizing, and providing access to anime collections in public libraries? A survey was sent to 248 public libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, aiming to identify means by which access to anime can be improved. This project lays the foundation for future work on creating better metadata systems for anime by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of current systems.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Disher, T., Jett, J., & Lee, J. H. (2017). Investigating the Status of Anime Collections in Public Libraries. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 561-567).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Thomas Disher, Jacob Jett, and Jin Lee Ha
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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