The IPRC’s large zine library archives an expansive collection of zines that date back to the 1950’s. Unfortunately, our zine check-out system, a paper and pen method, is practically as antiquated as our oldest zines.
In an effort to bring the library into the next century, we have been barcoding all of our zines to integrate with our shiny new catalog that we have been quietly implementing for the past year. Unfortunately, putting barcode stickers on thousands of zines is rather boring. It’s best done in large groups of people with ample conversation. Luckily, we had 15 great volunteers that turned out at Beer & Barcodes on Wednesday, August 21, to help put barcodes on our last 1000 catalogued zines.
There was a lot of paper to shuffled.
Thanks great volunteers who turned out to help us barcode 1000 zines in less than 3 hours, and thanks to our lovely sponsors Migration and Captured By Porches.