Journal or Book Title
College and Research Libraries
This study uses the list of periodicals indexed by Alternative Press Index to examine the holdings rates of alternative press titles in U.S. ARL libraries. Holdings rates are examined by library, by title, and by subject category. Alternative press titles are not widely held in U.S. ARL libraries. Titles falling into categories such as leftist/Marxist politics, gay/lesbian, and labor are particularly underrepresented in library holdings, as are titles that are newsletters or magazines. The impact of these low holdings rates on scholars, students, and archival library collections is discussed.
Association of College and Research Libraries
Marinko, Rita A. and Gerhard, Kristin H., "Representations of the Alternative Press in Academic Library Collections" (1998). Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers. 61.