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November 2006

New Zine Archive in Special Collections & Digital Programs
By Deirdre A. Scaggs

During the summer of 2006, Shanna Sanders and Patrick Smith,
two University of Kentucky students, approached the library
with a Zine Library Collection Proposal. The proposal was
reviewed by several UK librarians, ultimately approved, and
turned over to the University Archivist, Deirdre Scaggs, who is
currently serving as the curator and contact for the collection. It
was determined that few organizations in the southern region
collect zines and that a centralized repository should be
established at UK. Additionally, zine publications represent a
vastly undocumented portion of society and without actively
A zine from Glendale, Kenpursuing these materials that information would be lost.

tucky. Story by Christopher
in June 2006.

By definition, zines are independently or self-published, nonprofit booklets often created by a single person. Zines are
customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master
for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting
pages on a computer - the end product is usually folded and stapled. In the same way that
newspapers, television, radio, magazines, or movies document contemporary culture zines
document culture - but from a less commercialized view. They often represent the thoughts,
beliefs, fears, and interests of individuals who are not largely represented in the media.
It is important for libraries to collect zines to ensure that there are balanced and diverse
materials in our collections. Zine preservation secures an otherwise ephemeral primary
source material for use today and in the future. For more information about zines and their
role in libraries please see the article, “The New Monastic Librarians” by Chris Dodge in the
July-August 2005 Utne Reader at 

The UK Zine Archive will be a non-circulating collection that will be available for research
and browsing in the Special Collections Library through the Breckinridge Research room,
Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00. Additionally, a keyword searchable database and finding
aid will be available through the Kentuckiana Digital Library at 
Because zines are not consistent and are self-published it is difficult to employ standard
cataloging practices. Due to this, it was decided that a finding aid and database would
better suit the needs of users at this time. The database has fields for title, author (when
known), place of “publication,” date, and subjects. The subjects were derived from a
combination of Library of Congress terms and ones that are zine specific, such as perzine.
Perzines are zines that describe the daily existence and inner thoughts of their creators.


* News To Use (continued)
New Zine Archive in Special Collections & Digital Programs (cont.)
The University of Kentucky Zine Archive features print zines related to gender issues, politics, the
environment, Appalachian studies, and popular or alternative culture. The Archive focuses primarily
on print publications produced by individuals from or living in Kentucky. Zines from the southern
region, particularly Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are also welcomed. A broader interest is
documented within the southern region including: Maryland, the District of Columbia, Missouri,
Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and
Several other institutions have recognized the historical and cultural significance for the preservation
of zines. The Barnard College Library zine collection, was pitched in 2003 and launched in 2004 and
focuses on zines written by New York City and other urban women with an emphasis on zines by
women of color.  The Sallie Bingham Center for
Women's History and Culture is a part of Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special
Collections Library in Durham, NC. Their zine collection
consists mainly of zines written by women in the 1990s, but the
library is acquiring more zines from recent years and accepts
So far, the archive has over 100 titles and will continue to grow
as word spreads among zinesters. On October 29, Shanna
Sanders and Patrick Smith organized a zine workshop to
celebrate the opening of the archive. The celebration was
sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and
the Feminist Alliance and included a preview of a zine
documentary, instruction on spine-binding, and a chance to
donate zines to the archive. Currently calls for donations have
Zine Archive Opening Workshop
aired on WRFL and two articles have appeared in the Kentucky
Kernel. The establishment of the UK Zine Archive is a proactive and forward thinking step to
document alternative aspects of contemporary culture and it is my belief that these materials will
provide rich research materials for students and scholars.

Spot Bonus Award Winner
Adrienne Stevens of Special Collections and Digital Programs was recently awarded a
Spot Bonus.
Her work during the difficult "directorless" period of eighteen months kept the basic functions of the
Special Collections Library on track, and she established sensible procedures for day-to-day
operations. Her selection of the students reveals an innate sense for choosing young people with a
definite flair for public service, besides an admirable interest in the work of SCDP generally.
Adrienne also outlined a plan to shift furniture in the Breckinridge Research Room that would afford
more research space, plus make room for two microfilm readers, which could easily be accomplished
during the 2006/07 winter break. Congratulations Adrienne on a job well done!

Pulitzer Prize Cartoonist Joel Pett Kicks-off Archives Week at UK

Joel Pett

In celebration of Archives Week in Kentucky, UK Libraries’ Special
Collections and Digital Programs presented a lecture by Pulitzer Prize
winning editorial cartoonist, Joel Pett, on Oct. 9, in the Great Hall at the M.I.
King Building. The lecture highlighted Pett's work and the historical
significance of editorial cartoons.


* News To Use (continued)
The King Library Press Marks its 50th Anniversary with
November Celebration
On Friday November 17, the Press will host a dinner featuring Dr.
Alice Prochaska, head of the Yale University Libraries, former
head of Special Collections at the British Library, London, and
former Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. The dinner
will be in the Great Hall of the M.I. King Building. Please plan to
join us!
On Saturday November 18, the Press will host its Fall Book Arts Seminar. Three outstanding
figures from the field of graphic arts will make presentations in the Niles Gallery. The
speakers include Andrew Hoyem, dean of American fine press printers, from the Alion Press
in San Francisco; Carol Blinn, long distinguished for her handsome work at Warwick Press in
Easthampton, Massachusetts; and Steve Miller, director of the MFA program in the Book Arts
at the University of Alabama. Mark your calendar now to join us and hear these book arts
notables. Particulars regarding reservations and cost are on the King Library Press website

Please join in celebrating a half century of one of the libraries’ most unusual resources, The
King Library Press.

New Display Cases in Little Library!
New display cases in Little Library will have a continuous display of
research and creative activity by faculty and students of the College of Fine
Arts. The first display showcases fabrics, Japanese embroidery and
beadwork, a ceramic sculpture, and several CDs and books. Please come by
Little Library to check it out!

UK Receives NEH Funding to Preserve State’s Literature on
Agricultural and Rural Life
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Agricultural
Information Center (AIC) approximately $40,000 to preserve published
material on historical agricultural and rural life topics for Kentucky. The
NEH grant is part of a long-term preservation project known as the
National Preservation Program for Agricultural Literature (NPPAL). Over the next 18
months, AIC will develop a comprehensive bibliography of published materials relevant to
the study of agricultural and rural life in Kentucky for the period 1820 to 1945. The
bibliography is phase one of an effort to preserve this literature that will become the
Kentucky Chapter for NPPAL. Through collaborative efforts with other Kentucky libraries
and organizations, including the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the
Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky State University, and Agricultural Extension facilities,
the AIC will identify the state bibliography’s target collection, an estimated 7,000 volumes of
agricultural and rural literature. Abby Thorne, a 2005 UK Library and Information Science
graduate and former AIC student assistant has been hired as project coordinator. Jo StaggsNeel, Valerie Perry, and Becky Ryder are the three co-principal investigators.


* Spotlight Series
The Spotlight Series features an employee from a different campus
library each month. Hopefully, this series will enable you to match a
name to a face, along with some interesting facts too!

Mary Spencer, Library Manager, Geological Sciences Library and Map Collection

Mary Spencer is the library manager for the Geological Sciences
Library and Map Collection, which is located on the fourth floor of
the King Library Addition. Mary is married to Farley, a retired
police officer, and they have two sons, Kyle (24) and Kevin (22).
They have one grandson, Landen, who is four and a half and is a
great joy in their lives.
Mary grew up in Maysville, Ky. After her graduation from high
school, her family moved to Lexington, Ky. She graduated from the
University of Kentucky with a BA degree in political science. Mary
worked in the library system as a student assistant. In May 1975,
she began working in King Circulation as a full time employee.
In January 1976, she moved to the Geology Library as a library technician. After working there for 10
years, Mary became the acting head of the library upon the retirement of Vivian Hall. Mary was acting
head for almost two years while the library searched for someone to replace Mrs. Hall. After the
lengthy search a librarian was hired but left after 18 months. The position was reclassified to that of
Library Manager and Mary moved into the position, which she still holds today. She thoroughly enjoys
working with co-workers, Gwen Curtis and Sharon Stocker.
Mary also works at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library (LPL). Mary began her career
at LPL almost 10 years ago as a library page at the Central Branch. She then moved to the Beaumont
Branch as a library assistant in circulation and for the last 5 years has been a reference assistant.
If you need any help with craft activities, Mary is the person for advice. She has done it all. She loves to
sew and makes a lot of her own clothing. She also has done paper cutting, ribbon craft, all forms of
needle work, and candle making. She also has a Christmas Village of about 70 buildings that she has
painted by hand. Also, she enjoys playing the piano and organ.
Mary likes the variety of work that happens in a branch , and does it all, including circulation,
reference, collection development, public and technical services activities. She especially enjoyed
working with Tari Keller, while assisting in the migration to the Voyager system.
If she had to do it all over again, Mary said she would like to be a serials cataloger, because she likes the
challenges they bring to the library world.


* Tech Talk
By Stacey Greenwell, Head, Desktop Support

View Plain Text Mail in Outlook in a Different Font
Do you primarily use Plain Text but would like to view messages in something other
than that same standard, boring font? You can switch your reading font easily by going
Tools -> Options -> Mail Format tab -> Click on Fonts.
Under “Composing and Reading Plain Text” switch to a font of your choice (you can also
change the size) and click OK.
Microsoft Office Templates
Are you tired of sifting through the same old Office templates in Word, PowerPoint, etc?
Did you know that you can download lots of fresh, new templates for free from the
Microsoft website?
Likewise, you can find lots of new and interesting clip art on the Microsoft website:

Blog of the Month: Professional Organizations in the Blogosphere
Instead of choosing just one blog this month, I thought I’d highlight several professional
organization blogs. If your professional organization offers a blog, consider writing for
it. Writing on a group blog is a great way to get started with blogging. Perhaps you’ll
read an email or see a website and think “I want to share that.” A group blog is a great
way to satisfy that urge (why not just send the post to a listserv, you may ask—I would
love to elaborate on why I think blogs are better than listservs in that respect, but that’s
for another column). Anyhow, here are just a few professional organization blogs:

Association of College and Research Libraries blog (a recent “Blog of the Month”)
LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) blog
Blogging Section of the IT Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA)
IT division of SLA
Kentucky Chapter of SLA
Kentucky Library Association (KLA)
KLA's Academic Libraries section

In addition to organization blogs, many professional organizations have started creating
conference blogs. These are also a great way to get involved in blogging. Whether you
attended a conference or not, they are usually worth reading for their session summaries
and photos:
• SLA 2005 Conference Blog
• SLA 2006 Conference Blog
• Information Today (blog for the Internet Librarian and the Computers in Libraries
• KLA 2006 Conference Blog
• KHECC 2006


* What’s Coming Up?

Newsletter Staff

Nov. 3 Appalachia in the Bluegrass: Phil Jamison, Niles Gallery,
12:00 p.m.
Nov. 8 Medical Library Association Emerging Technologies
Webcast “Moving at the Speed of Byte: Emerging Technologies
for Information Management,” Young Library Auditorium, 2 -4
Nov. 10 Appalachia in the Bluegrass: Don Pedi, dulcimer, Niles
Gallery, 12:00 p.m.
Nov. 10 Collaborate and Innovate, Kentucky Special Library Association, Cincinnati Airport Marriot, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 11 Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center,
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Nov. 17-18 King Library Press 50th Anniversary Celebration, M.
I. King Building, .
Nov. 17 Appalachia in the Bluegrass: Michael Johnathon, Niles
Gallery, 12:00 p.m.

Did You Know?
That with your staff ID, you can get
into any UK game free, excluding
Football & Basketball, of course. UK
offers many Team sports you can root
for. Such as Men’s Baseball, Cross
Country, Golf, Rifle, Soccer, Swim &
Dive, Tennis & Track. As for the
women’s Teams you can watch Cross Country, Golf,
Gymnastics, Rifle, Soccer, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Softball, Track
& Volleyball. So support your teams, and take pride in UK.

Comings and Goings
Heather Petsche has accepted the Library Technician Senior position for the Fine Arts Library.
Heather has worked for fine arts as a Student Assistant for the past year. Welcome Heather.
Daniel Naas has accepted the Library Tech Sr. position as Media Center Technician in the Fine Arts
Library. Daniel has been in Fine Arts as a STEPS
employee for the past 10 months and worked as a
Student Assistant in Fine Arts for 4 years.
Anna Kaiser has accepted the Staff Support II position in the Dean's Office. Anna is coming to us
with 6 years of experience in accounting from previous employment with UK. We are excited to
have Anna join us.
Joshua Monroe is the new Library Technician in
Monographic Acquisitions. Josh has transferred
from a Staff Associate position with the UK
Alumni Association.
Lyndsey Clevenger is the new Library Technician
in the Financial Services Unit. We're pleased that
she will be moving into a regular staff position.

Editor: Jessica Hughes
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Cindy Cline

Laura Hall

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Cheri Daniels

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Dennis Davenport
Deirdre Scaggs
Donors: Deirdre Scaggs,
Jo Staggs Neel
Spotlight: Cindy Cline
Tech Talk: Stacey Greenwell
Agriculture Information Center:
Dennis Davenport
Chemistry/Physics Library:
Cheri Daniels
Design Library: Cheri Daniels
Education Library: Laura Hall
Engineering Library:
Dennis Davenport
Equine Research Library:
Dennis Davenport
Fine Arts Library: Deirdre Scaggs
Geological Sciences and Map Library: Deirdre Scaggs
Health Information Library:
Cindy Cline
IDRC: Deirdre Scaggs
KY Transportation Center:
Dennis Davenport
Law Library: Cheri Daniels
Math Library: Dennis Davenport
Medical Center Library:
Cindy Cline
Medical Center AV Library
Cindy Cline
Special Collections & Digital Programs: Deirdre Scaggs
Young Library: Laura Hall
Web Site/ Graphics:
Dennis Davenport
Newsletter submissions are due
by the 15th of the month.