Laura's post on the talk at Thinking Ahead reminded me of a question that I was asked by two (or more?) people at the recent Grassroots Media Conference in NYC, where I was Radical Reference liason. Creators of alternative media would like to get their materials into library collections, but don't know how to best go about accomplishing that. I would like to propose that we create a guide for independent press and media creators on how to get their stuff into libraries, but since I don't do much collection development in my position have little to say.
Starting points would be the major vendors that serve libraries - a shrinking group, to be sure, and a subject that is worth analyzing - and the major review sources used in the field, and which of those would be open to greater diversity.
Thoughts? Volunteers with expertise to share?