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Collecting comic books for an academic library

Chris Matz (Collection Development Librarian at the University of Memphis Libraries, Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



Comic books are finally being recognized as a scholarly medium in literature, art, history, popular culture, and many other fields of study. Blanket disapproval of comic books, however, continues in all but a few academic libraries. Librarians do face philosophical and practical challenges to acquiring comic books, but it is both possible and desirable to do so. Valuable selection tools and Internet resources are examined, along with annotations of significant comic book creators.



Matz, C. (2004), "Collecting comic books for an academic library", Collection Building, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 96-99.



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