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  • Form

    • Ephemera
  • Variants

    • Ephemeral items
    • Ephemeral materials
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    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 29, 2014(Ephemera. Use for transient everyday items, usually printed on paper, that are produced for a specific limited use and then often thrown away. BT Conditions of publication (Gathering term; do not assign). NT Advertisements; Awards; Blank forms; Bookmarks; Broadsides; Certificates; Clippings; Invitations; Menus; Military orders; New Year addresses; Press releases; Proclamations; Programs; Schedules)
    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 29, 2014(ephemera (general). Items created, manufactured, or used for a specific, limited use, and usually intended to be discarded thereafter; printed ephemera. Printed works that are created to meet an array of immediate needs, usually transitory in nature not intended to be saved. Examples cold be broadsides, posters, leaflets, pamphlets, programs, postcards, tradecards, labels, tickets, handbills, sale notices, and valentines.)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 29, 2014(ephemera: From the Greek ephemeron, meaning "something short-lived." The printed materials of everyday life, generally regarded as having little or no permanent value because they are produced in large quantities or in disposable formats for a specific limited use. The category includes ballots, baseball cards, bookmarks, broadsides, bumper stickers, comic books, coupons, decals, fliers, greeting cards, invitations, lapel buttons, leaflets, menus, pamphlets, paper toys, performance programs, playbills, postage stamps, postcards, tickets, visiting cards, etc. Ephemeral items are sometimes retained and exhibited for their graphic qualities or for their association with a specific person, event, or activity. Also refers to material of brief currency that has reference value or sufficient literary or historical importance to merit permanent archival storage, for example, academic course catalogs and schedules, newsletters, staff directories, etc.)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 42 (ephemera: printed or written items produced for short-time use)
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