Drawing Funnies into Canadian open libraries.


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Columbus, OH: Linworth Books, 2008. Jones, Patrick, Michele Gorman ... Criteria through meetings with Comic sellers and Collection Development Librarians ...
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´╗┐Drawing Comics into Canadian open libraries

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The Many Forms of Comics Comic Book Graphic Novel Trade

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Popularity of the Medium with the Public Revenues for realistic novel deals have more than quadrupled from 2001 to 2006 ( Publisher\'s Weekly 2007, 9 ) Many distributers are starting to distribute new lines of realistic books. - Scholastic= Graphix - Zondervan = Zonderkidz - Random House - Rosen - Capstone - Lerner - Gareth Stevens - School Speciality - Osprey

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Methods: Power Tests of Collection Strength 1) Perform a pursuit utilizing the terms that best characterize your group of writing 2) Perform the same inquiry yet confine the recovery of records to a specific library utilizing its OCLC code

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Method: Brief Tests and Power Tests of Collection Strength by Howard White clarify that "titles held by more than 750 libraries are things of the sort that a library would purchase in the event that it gathers anything at all in a given subject". They are, prevalent, standard, vital, great. "at the other compelling, titles held by less than 150 libraries have just little, particular readerships since they might be progressed, limited, outside, scholastic, dark, old." (White 2008, 159).

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Data Set: Major Public Libraries and Key Word Search

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Results Power Tests of Collection Strength

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Example of Comic Titles From 1999 and Earlier Maus by Art Spiegelman The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot Castle Waiting by Linda Medley Bone by Jeff Smith Understanding Comics by Scott McLeod Kingdom Come by Mark Waid Watchmen by Alan Moore

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Comparison of determination devices Public Library Thing Booklist VOYA School Library Journal Comic Stores Comics Journal Wizards Magazine Previews Magazine Comics Buyer Guide

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Book Publishers versus Comic Publishers Books Comics Papercutz

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Methods: Brief Tests of Collection Stength Exerpt from a Brief Test for Level 1 of the Children\'s Collection (26/30)

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Brief Tests of Collection Strength at EPL

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Growth of EPL\'s Comic Collection after some time

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Comics in Library Literature Monographs Crawford, Philip Charles. Realistic Novels 101: Selecting and Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy for Children and Young Adults: . Salt Lake City, UT: Hi Willow Research & Publishing, 2003. Gorman, Michele. Getting Graphic!: Comics for Kids . Columbus, OH: Linworth Books, 2008. Jones, Patrick, Michele Gorman and Tricia Suellentrop. Interfacing Young Adults and Libraries. 3 rd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004. Serchay, David S. Realistic Novels for Children and Tweens . New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

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Implications Reinforcement of negative generalizations Underdeveloped grown-up segment strengthens thought that funnies are for youngsters and high schoolers Alienation of potential client bunches Adults Patrons intrigued non-standard titles

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Future Areas of Study Exploration of Selection Criteria through meetings with Comic merchants and Collection Development Librarians Patron Surveys to better comprehend potential and current clients

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