Zine Union Catalog

2021-present Zine Union Catalog


project leads: Jenna Freedman + Lauren Kehoe


scholarship user interface design user experience design front-end development

The Zine Union Catalog (ZineCat) lets researchers discover zine holdings by searching a single catalog. ZineCat serves educators, researchers, librarians, archivists, and anyone in the general public with an interest in zines.
ZineCat's initial capstone phase was completed by Jenna Freedman and Lauren Kehoe, with a prototype in CollectiveAccess. The most recent phase of the project involves participatory design/user research into what an ideal Zine Union Catalog design might look like. The findings from the user research will be used to develop an experimental interface using a lightweight static site generator.