Category Archives: GTA Technology Topics, Tips & Tricks
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Links to Tools & Resources
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Mixed Links on Visual/Digital Resources & Services
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Infographic Diversions – Dystopian Timeline to the Hunger Games; Wikipedia is Redefining Research; Google Algorithm Changes
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Online Privacy
Are You In Control of Your Social Media Privacy? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Stephanie Buck at Mashable blogs about a recent infographic titled Social Media Management: Protect Your Privacy created by ZoneAlarm, based on a 2012 study by Pew
Do You Value Your Internet Privacy?
Alicia Eler at ReadWriteWeb takes a look at a recent study released by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) in which researchers investigated whether or not customers of online services would pay a mark-up to an online service provider who protected their information better.
Social Media Privacy: 3 Questions to Ask Before Authorizing Third-Party Apps
Jamie Beckland at Mashable talks about how best to insure your privacy on social sites and whether it’s a good idea to authorize outside apps to access your information.
Internet privacy a growing concern, Pew finds
Benny Evangelista, SFGate dicusses privacy with regard to search engines and whether or not people’s search histories are being tracked.
How Do We Explain Patron Privacy in a World of Target Markets?
Laura Crossett writes an insightful article about privacy and library patrons.
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Comics in the Library, E-Comics
Today’s post is focused on comics. Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about comics or graphic novels so please forgive me for begin a total noob. I came across a Marvel announcement that I thought would be of interest to some of you SLISters that precipitated writing a GTA email on this topic.
The recent announcement by Marvel mentioned that the company will be including a code for downloading the *free* digital copy within every top-selling physical comic book purchased (those priced at $3.99). Here is an article by Fast Company’s expert blogger Rob Salkowitz, questioning whether Marvel’s Digital Comic Book Shift “Will Fly” published March 12, 2012. Note that there have been previous announcements by other comic book companies (such as DC Comics) previously regarding shifting to digital, so the announcement by Marvel is not that unique…excepting codes for downloading the *free* digital versions. Interesting times.
So, I was thinking, what are the reasons that libraries do not collect comic books? Pricing and acquisition, difficult to catalog, collection development and management concerns, theft concerns. Do comics offer no learning or educational opportunities? Others reasons?? Some commentary on this very issue: Egads! Comics! In the Library!
Maybe with the announcement by Marvel, and the development of e-comic databases, more libraries will explore offering e-comic collections to their users (as an extension to currently offered graphic novel collections). Then again, I could see libraries getting out of offering any e-content at all to patrons due to pricing, licensing and availability issues, etc.
Here is a link from the University of Florida listing US university libraries with physical comic book holdings.
Library of Congress: Comic Books
If you are interested in graphic novels/comics in libraries I came across this 2010 resource, which is a holding of the University of Alberta RHSS Library. Graphic novels and comics in libraries and archives: essays on readers, research, history and cataloging by Robert Weiner.
Ok, I think I have just proposed a great research project for one of you!
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Timeline Tools
TimeRime – Create, view, share and compare timelines. Basic account probably has some restrictions.
GTA Technology Topics, Tips and Tricks: Pinterest
Another Infographic: Is Pinterest The Next Social Commerce Game Changer?