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Kate Angell and Jenna Freedman of Radical Reference explore resources (zine libraries, public and volunteer libraries, think tanks, archives, open access journals, and websites) for feminist and radical research. Bluestockings, NYC, November 2010.

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  • Kate introduce
  • Barnard
    CLIO < zines latin? >
    Stacks vs. archives http://www.flickr.com/photos/barnardzinelibrary/4908529722
    < zines street harassment > ASK ME. 2 in CLIO, but found 17 more.

    Zine Archive—for alpha search
    Search box < queeruption >

    Categories gender
    Some not zines

  • “The Tamiment Library is open to the public. Researchers who are unaffiliated with New York University must present a valid photo ID at the Library Privileges window just inside the front door of Bobst Library to receive a day pass to visit Tamiment on the 10th floor of the building. Once in Tamiment, they must register and show a valid photo ID to use the Library's collections.”

    “Tamiment's archival collections, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, films, videotapes, books, serials, and pamphlets document the history of labor, socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the New Left, and the post-New Left as well as the social and cultural contexts in which these movements functioned.”

    Digital: onlineanarchistsacco & vanzetti
    Vs. page by page for descriptions

    Web library: selective, described
    Guantanamosite list100 days
    Entire site, ADA compliant
    Original site is already gone

  • Find books, etc.  Articles & databases  Home  filter

    Zapatistas, IT, and women

    Academic Search Premier
    zapatista* and wom*n (25)
    Academic only (14)
    Look at subject terms
    Full text (6)
    Names of journals
    Advanced search, TX, full, scholarly
    Over 1,000 results. Add < internet >

    Subscription dbs
    Opposing viewpoints: statistics

    Digital gallery
    Women and mexico
  • Our work
    Periodicals : < forced sterilization >
    Also website
  • Womens & Radical Research Sample Platter

    1. 1. Women’s and Radical Research Resources Sample Platter Kate Angell & Jenna Freedman Bluestockings, NYC November 15, 2010
    2. 2. ABC No Rio Zine Library • Established at ABC No Rio in 1998 • 12,000+ publications focus on political/social issues • Zine librarian volunteers can assist visitors with research • Search computer database to locate zines by title, author, keyword, etc. • Currently open Sundays 3-9 & Tues-Thurs 6-9
    3. 3. Zines • Barnard Library Zine Collection: CLIO (Columbia Libraries catalog) • QZAP • Zine Library
    4. 4. NYU Fales Riot Grrrl Collection • Document history of Riot Grrrl movement focusing on 1989-1996 • Primary collection area is personal papers, correspondence, zines, flyers, artwork, audio/video, etc. • Original donors: Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, Becca Albee, Molly Itzhak • Anyone ID’ing as a researcher can make an appointment to use collection • First part of collection will open at end of 2010
    5. 5. • Open to the public • Closed stacks—have an idea of what you want before you go there • Digital images • Web archive
    6. 6. Directory of Open Access Journals • Open Access = free for all! • Full-text scholarly journal articles • 5000+ journals available as of 2010 • Browse journals by name or subject • Search for articles • Directory is international in scope
    7. 7. Public libraries • Get an NYPL card online if you live, work, go to school, or pay taxes in NY State. • Subscription databases (330 as of 11/14/2010) – Academic Search Premier – Business & Company Resource Center – Credo Reference, OED, Oxford Reference, World Book Online – Mango Languages – New York State Newspapers – Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center – Project Muse—full-text scholarly journals • Digital Gallery
    8. 8. Lesbian Herstory Archives • World’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians • Visit anytime LHA is open to research, volunteer, watch a film, peruse books, etc. • 11,000+ books – cataloged and searchable on computer • Material can’t leave LHA but can be photocopied ($0.15 per page/sliding scale) • Monthly calendar posted online
    9. 9. Guttmacher Institute • Sexual and reproductive health think tank • Publications – Periodicals – Fact sheets! – Briefs and reports • Data center • Search site
    10. 10. Woman Stats Project • Free stats on the status of women in 174 countries • Covers 300 indicators including economic, physical, and political security • Sources: government, NGOs, country/topic experts.. • All info is free – must first create free account • Site is continually updated by coders as new data is acquired
    11. 11. Databases PQDT Open (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses) • Free, searchable full-text PDF theses and dissertations • Can search by title, institution, keyword, etc. Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Base • First online database devoted to feminist art • Can search by keyword/alphabetical artist list • Covers feminist artists from 1960s to present Profiles include images, video and audio clips, CVs, contact info, and “Feminist Art Statements”
    12. 12. Credits & Contact • Barnard Library Zine Collection photo by Valerie Sarnicole http://www.flickr.com/photos/barnardzinelibrary/4908529730 • The Borough is My Library photo is courtesy of Alycia Sellie • [Color rendering of Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library] [picture] [194-?] postcard http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyncollection/3795179559 • Lesbian Herstory Archives photo: http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/tourintro.html • Lucha Contra Fascismo: Newsletter published by Anarchs of New York (New York : Come! Unity Press, 1972-). Tamiment Library Vertical File; Call number: OF Anarchs of New York: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamiment/1129604706 • Open Access sign photo: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/3157622608_7f43527e56.jpg • Riot Grrrl photo: http://juiceonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/riot- grrl_bratmobile.jpg • Radical Reference: http://radicalreference.info, nyc@radicalreference.info • Kate Angell: katelyn.angell@gmail.com • Jenna Freedman: leslzine@gmail.com, http://jenna.openflows.com