By Robert G. Weiner
To assert that photograph novels, comics, and other kinds of sequential paintings became a tremendous a part of pop culture and academia will be an enormous understatement. Now a longtime section of library and archive collections around the globe, picture novels are proving to be one of many final vestiges of the published shape truly gaining in acceptance. packed with functional suggestion and leading edge rules for librarians, educators, and archivists, this ebook presents a wide-reaching examine how photograph novels and comics can be utilized to their complete virtue in academic settings. subject matters comprise: the traditionally tenuous courting among comics and librarians; the cultured price of sequential paintings; using image novels in library outreach prone; photograph novel assortment reviews for either American and Canadian libraries; guidance and tips for cataloging comics; and the speedily turning out to be realm of webcomics.
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In the 1940s and 1950s, hundreds of articles about comics were published in trade, academic, professional, and popular periodicals. Earlier analyses of this literature (Nyberg, 1998; Nyberg, 2002; Ellis and Highsmith, 2000) found that while comic books had their defenders among teachers and librarians, their predominant view of comics was unfavorable. Articles generally fell into one of three categories. First there were those written by educators who drew on their personal experience, often offering details of activities or experiments in which they used comics as a stepping-stone to introduce children to more desirable reading.
Library Scientists Think About Manga The professionalization of librarianship was a direct result of American originated reforms of the education system in Japan, and like all reforms imposed from the outside, there was ambivalence about some aspects. Some librarians resisted changes in the paternalistic role assumed by prewar libraries, while others welcomed the idea of media and an information center. The need to deal with a unique (at least at that time) and signiﬁcant new cultural trend (modern manga culture) brought some of these tensions into the open.
Now that manga libraries exist, and now that the Japanese government supports building an even bigger and better one, the recommendations from 1994 deserve careful consideration (Shimizu, 1994: 259 –262). An ideal Manga Research Library would need ﬁve major features or goals, according to the report’s author: First, an historical section dedicated to the roots of manga culture in Japan — particularly Giga humorous picture scrolls (and other media) and the social satirists of the Meiji era. These are the closest domestic antecedents of today’s manga.
Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging by Robert G. Weiner