State Library of Victoria Zine Collection

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The [[http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/ State Library of Victoria]] has one of the largest public [[zine]] collections in Australia.
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The [http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/ State Library of Victoria] has the largest public [[zine]] collection in Australia, approximately 6000 (December 2009). The collection focus is [[zines]] produced in Australia, however, occasional non-Australian [[zines]] have been acquired inadvertently.
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The collection is Australian only, however, occasional non-Australian [[zines]] have been acquired inadvertently.
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Individual [[zines]] in the collection have not been catalogued on the Library's online public access catalogue (December 2009), aside from the limited number of zines that were acquired by legal deposit, largely before 2000; however, box lists are available listing titles in each box. [[Zines]] are filed by acquisition date, e.g. "1/7, June 2007", "2/7 2007" etc, as well as a separate running number on all boxes in the collection. A project is underway to convert these box lists into catalogue records.
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To date (February 2008) the collection runs to ~140 standard serial boxes of [[zines]], or 18-20 linear metres of shelf space.
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To date (February 2008) individual [[zines]] have not been catalogued individually, however box lists are available on listing individual [[zines]] in each box. [[Zines]] are filed by acquisition date, e.g. "1/7, June 2007", "2/7 2007" etc, as well as a separate running number on all boxes in the collection.
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==History==
==History==
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The State Library of Victoria began actively collecting [[zines]] in 2000, following a decision to acquire all Australian [[zines]] stocked at [[http://www.polyester.com.au/ Polyester Books]] in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.  
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The State Library of Victoria began actively collecting [[zines]] in 2000, following a decision to acquire all Australian [[zines]] stocked at [http://www.polyester.com.au/ Polyester Books] in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.  
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More recently the State Library has also initiated a similar 'blanket order' for Australian [[zines]] with [[Sticky]], and has been the recipient of the [[Eloise Peace]] [[zine]] collection, which covers the period 1993 to 1999, significantly expanding the State Library's collection strength for this period.
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More recently the State Library has also initiated a similar 'blanket order' for Australian [[zines]] with [[Sticky]], and has been the recipient of a number of personal [[zine]] collections (e.g. Lachlan Musicman, Eloise Peace etc.) and organisational collections (e.g. Spacekids Zine Collection and the Spiral Arm Distro Collection) which has significantly extended the coverage of the zine collection backwards into the 1990s.
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The State Library of Victoria has the largest public zine collection in Australia, approximately 6000 (December 2009). The collection focus is zines produced in Australia, however, occasional non-Australian zines have been acquired inadvertently.

Individual zines in the collection have not been catalogued on the Library's online public access catalogue (December 2009), aside from the limited number of zines that were acquired by legal deposit, largely before 2000; however, box lists are available listing titles in each box. Zines are filed by acquisition date, e.g. "1/7, June 2007", "2/7 2007" etc, as well as a separate running number on all boxes in the collection. A project is underway to convert these box lists into catalogue records.

History

The State Library of Victoria began actively collecting zines in 2000, following a decision to acquire all Australian zines stocked at Polyester Books in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

More recently the State Library has also initiated a similar 'blanket order' for Australian zines with Sticky, and has been the recipient of a number of personal zine collections (e.g. Lachlan Musicman, Eloise Peace etc.) and organisational collections (e.g. Spacekids Zine Collection and the Spiral Arm Distro Collection) which has significantly extended the coverage of the zine collection backwards into the 1990s.

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