Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics: Insights and Issues for Libraries

Martha Cornog, Timothy Perper

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Published: 25-08-2009

£34.00

This study of the graphic novel and its growth in the library helps librarians utilize and develop this extraordinarily popular format in their library collections.


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This study of the graphic novel and its growth in the library helps librarians utilize and develop this extraordinarily popular format in their library collections.What does the surge of popularity in graphic novels mean for libraries? Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics: Insights and Issues for Libraries goes deeper into this subject than any other volume previously published, bringing together a distinguished panel of experts to examine questions librarians may encounter as they work to enhance their graphic novel holdings.Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics begins by introducing librarians to the world of the graphic novel: popular and critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction titles; a wide range of genres including Japanese manga and other international favorites; recurring story and character archetypes; and titles created for specific cultural audiences and female readers. The book then offers a series of chapters on key issues librarians will face with graphic novels on the shelves, including processing and retention questions, preservation and retention, collecting related media such as Japanese anime films and video games, potential grounds for patron or parental complaints, the future of graphic novels, and more.Ten expert contributors well known in the library field, each a specialist in a specific aspect of the graphic novelA brief chronology of the graphic novel and its inclusion in the libraryCore lists of recommended graphic novel titles in most chaptersThoroughly indexed to ease access, including a detailed subject index as well as a creator and title index of key graphic novelsChapter bibliographies and additional bibliographic appendices pointing the way to additional print and multimedia resources