Erik Chan




Comic Strips -- Serious Business: A History
Date: March 9, 2013
Description: A history of the comic strip from 4000 BCE, including works by Martin Luther in the Middle Ages, Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century, and the yellow journalism wars of Pulitzer and Hearst in the late 19th century.

Digital Comics and E-Readers (online)
Date: May 10, 2013
Description: An introduction to comics in ebook format -- hardware and software requirements, file types, publishers, accessibility, and differences from print.

E-book Cataloguing Procedures
Date: April 14, 2013
Description: Insights into cataloguing ebooks with RDA, including potential challenges and policy decisions.

Facebook Privacy
Date: September 16, 2013
Description: An examination of internet privacy in the context of the world's leading online social networking platform and implications for both users and non-users alike.

An International Footbag Archive
Date: July 28, 2013
Description: Brief speculation on the nature of a footbag archive -- intended audience, infrastructure, the collection, and access.

A Library Resource Guide for Toys
Date: May 20, 2013
Description: A resource guide for libraries that circulate toys -- toy selection (toy quality, user needs, accessibility, appropriateness, safety), acquisition (finding suppliers, donations, buying used, vendors/distributors/manufacturers), and maintenance (storage/cataloguing, circulation, fines, cleaning, repairs, weeding).

The Relevance and Revisionability of Dewey Decimal Classification in the Public Library
Date: December 9, 2012
Description: An analysis of the Dewey Decimal System as an intuitive division of human knowledge and its resultant ease of access in the context of public libraries.

The Representation of Comics by the Library of Congress Subject Headings
Date: November 25, 2012
Description: An investigation into, and evaluation of, the subject headings in current use by the Library of Congress as employed in identifying the comics medium -- adequate or not? You tell me.

Streaming Video Collections in Libraries
Date: July 23, 2013
Description: A look at streaming video collections in (predominantly academic) libraries, including a look at the unconventional nature of the form, delivery models, licensing, awareness/accessibility/visibility, and advantages and disadvantages.