Japanese manga in translation and american graphic novels: A preliminary examination of the collections in 44 academic libraries

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American graphic novels are increasingly recognized as high-quality literature and an interesting genre for academic study. Graphic novels of Japan, called manga, have established a strong foothold in American culture. This preliminary survey of 44 United States university libraries demonstrates that Japanese manga in translation are consistently collected at a lower rate than American graphic novels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-517
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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