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Making zines with the Rutgers University Libraries

What is a Zine?

A zine (/zn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation. A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term was coined in an October 1940 science fiction fanzine by Russ Chauvenet and popularized within science fiction fandom, entering the Oxford English Dictionary in 1949.[1]

Additional Resources & Guides

Check out the Zine Librarians Interest Group to learn everything Zines.

Zines at the University of Texas Libraries

Zine libraries around the world.

Barnard Zine Library at Columbia University. 

Download and Print a Zine @ the RU Libraries

Want to learn more about the Rutgers University Libraries?  Download the file below and print a copy of the zine, and fold as seen in the video on this page. This zine was created by Megan Lotts & Tara Maharjan.

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