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Manga Readers in Auckland's Graphic Novel Cafe

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Show simple item record Thomson, Kylie Maree 2013-09-04T00:56:10Z 2013-09-04T00:56:10Z 2008 2008
dc.description.abstract Japanese graphic novels, known as manga, are now filtering into library collections. However, librarians know very little about adults who read manga and their reasons for choosing this type of reading material. By learning more about such audiences and their reading habits, collection development librarians will be in a better position to build up their collections and target their services more precisely. This study was delimited by location to New Zealand's only cafe dedicated to English-language manga, the Graphic Novel Cafe. It adopted a qualitative approach, and purposive sampling was employed to select an array of readers, who were interviewed about their manga-reading experiences. The findings indicate considerable potential for manga to attract a variety of patrons. They include the fact that manga reading can be a social activity, and is often entwined with related interests such as anime. Some of the special considerations for incorporating manga into a library collection are type, artwork and serialisation. This study fills a gap in the scholarly literature on the New Zealand context, and also highlights areas for future research to expand upon. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.subject Manga en_NZ
dc.subject Collection Development en_NZ
dc.subject Reading Choices en_NZ
dc.title Manga Readers in Auckland's Graphic Novel Cafe en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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