Monday, June 2, 2014

Library Ergonomics Zines

Zines are a convenient format for non-professional writers to publish their works and get them "out in the world".  Wikipedia says - "A zine is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. A popular definition includes that circulation must be 1,000 or fewer, although in practice the majority are produced in editions of less than 100, and profit is not the primary intent of publication. They are informed by anarchopunk and DIY ethos."

The Indigo Editing blog mentions a zine called Ergonomics and You. It's a zine written by a library worker at Multnomah County Library. You can even find it listed in World Cat and that means you might be able to request it through Interlibrary Loan, possibly?

The only other zine on ergonomics I found is not directly library related, and is titled "A Mini Guide to Healthy Hands".

Is the zine format a good one for ergonomics?  Are videos better? Or even live demonstrations?