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ERIC Number: EJ1031250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Tag, You're It: Enhancing Access to Graphic Novels
West, Wendy
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v13 n3 p301-324 Jul 2013
Current users of academic libraries are avid readers of graphic novels. These thought-provoking materials are used for leisure reading, in instruction, and for research purposes. Libraries need to take care in providing access to these resources. This study analyzed the cataloging practices and social tagging of a specific list of graphic novel titles in the academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Results found that of the 668 graphic novel records 68 (10.17 percent) used the genre heading "graphic novel" and 99 (14.8 percent) were tagged. This limited access could be improved by using social tagging and genre heading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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