This guide is designed to help with your zine project in GRST 251, taught by Dr. Seidlitz. Here you will find:
For more in-depth information about zines, including the collection at Tredway, see the library's Zines! web guide.
You can visit Tredway Library in person to browse our zine collection on the second floor. See the photo to the right--they're shelved by the new books and across from the puzzle table.
You can also search for zines by using OneSearch, which organizes zines by thinking of them as books.
Here's how to see what is in our zine collection by using OneSearch:
Tredway's zine collection is non-circulating. This means that you are free to browse through our zines or to spread them out on a table and read them, but they are not able to leave the library.
Tredway Library has three zine-making kits available to check out. Just go to the circulation desk on the main floor and ask for one! The kits can be used for up to four hours at a time and must remain in the library.
The zine-making kits contain the following supplies:
For more information on making zines, check out the Making Zines page of the library's Zines! web guide.
By default, the creator of an image (or the creator of any other creative work) generally has the copyright for that image. This means that no one except the creator can use, sell, or make derivatives of the image without explicit permission from the creator, with few exceptions.
Licenses are a popular, standardized way for creators to give many people certain permissions that are otherwise reserved to the creator under copyright. For your zine, look for images that you have permission to use. These are likely to have licenses or be in the public domain.
For this project, you should be careful not to use any work that has ND ("no derivatives") as part of its license.
"Public domain" describes works where there are no property rights involved, normally due to the rights expiring and not being renewed by the owner. Some people also publicly waive all their rights to a work in order to put it into the public domain, such as by using the CC0 license from Creative Commons. Read more about public domain here.
Here are some places you can look to find images that have CC licenses or are in the public domain:
Tredway Library's chat research-help service is staffed by Augustana librarians and students. When a student is staffing chat, there is always a librarian on-call to help as needed.
Chat reference hours during spring semester: