Japanese Manga in Translation and American Graphic Novels: A Re-examination of the Collections in 36 Academic Libraries Ten Years Later - PREPUBLICATION VERSION

Ten years ago, this journal published an article comparing the collection rates of Japanese manga in English translation and American graphic novels (“American” defined as graphic novels published in North America and originally written in English) in 44 American academic libraries in 2007 and 2008 (Masuchika & Boldt, 2010). The results showed that American graphic novels were being added to American academic libraries at a faster pace than translated Japanese manga. With the growing popularity of both manga and graphic novels, it was time to revisit this phenomenon and see if any changes had occurred in collection rates within the last ten years. This study revealed that while graphic novels were being added at a significantly faster pace, manga showed no increase in the rates they were being added ten years ago. This article was published in THE JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP v.46:2 (2020).

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Work Title Japanese Manga in Translation and American Graphic Novels: A Re-examination of the Collections in 36 Academic Libraries Ten Years Later - PREPUBLICATION VERSION
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  1. GLENN MASUCHIKA
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  1. Graphic novels, Manga, Academic libraries, Collection development
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  1. Elsevier
Deposited April 24, 2020

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