iSchool Capstone

Where Does This Go?: Cataloging Protocols for Comics

Project tags:

information behavior & user research

knowledge organization

Project poster

Comics are a unique medium and cataloging them consistently is challenging. Our project conducted original research to create cataloging recommendations for comics. We created two online surveys, one for librarians and one for users. We also conducted 25 librarian interviews. After cleaning and analyzing the data, we created a “how to” document. Users are frustrated by inconsistent cataloging and shelving practices. The number of responses our surveys received demonstrates the salience and timeliness of our research. Our project will make a difference by establishing basic standards in cataloging, making comics easier for librarians to catalog and for users to access.

Project participants:

Allison Bailund


Hallie Clawson


Staci Crouch