The list is embedded in this post on the Digital Comic Museum forum. When you are viewing the list in your browser, you will see three sets of controls: Filters
, Page Navigation
, and Data
. The Filters
allow you to narrow down the amount of information shown; the Page Navigation
arrows let you page forward and back one screen at a time; and the Data
is the information for each book.
First let's talk about the Data
- Publisher - the publisher of the comic. In some cases, multiple values are shown (e.g. Better/Standard or MLJ-Archie-Close Up) since the publisher name has changed during the run of the book.
- Title - the title of the book.
- Issue # - the issue number of the book.
- Status - the status of the scan. It can be one of 5 values:
- Unscanned - No scan is available
- Incomplete - An existing scan is available, but it is missing one or more pages.
- Upgrade - An existing scan is available, but one or more pages are either damaged or are lesser quality (e.g. fiche, photocopies, extremely small images).
- Awaiting Scan - The book is in the hands of a scanner, waiting to be scanned.
- Awaiting Edit - The book has been scanned and is waiting to be edited and posted.
- Notes - this is provided for books that have a status of Incomplete or Upgrade, to indicate the pages which are missing, or the reason an upgrade is needed.
- Source - this indicates if the book is available in one of several collections. The collections in this column include the JVJ Collection (JVJ), the Library of Congress (LOC) and Soothsayr (a member of this forum). A choice of "Other" indicates the book has been found with another collection/collector.
- Other Info - this column expands on the Status and Source columns. For "Unscanned" books, it will indicate another collector who has a copy. For "Awaiting Scan" or "Awaiting Edit", it indicates who is working on the book.
Note that you can click on the headings for any of the columns, and the list will be sorted by that value. One click will sort in ascending (A-Z) order, while a second click will sort in descending (Z-A) order.
There are four filters at the top of the window, that let you narrow your search by publisher, title, scan status, and available sources for unscanned books.
, you can click the "+" next to "Choose" to see the available choices. Clicking on a choice brings that value down in a box below the filter, and refreshes the page to show books that match that choice. You can choose multiple publishers and statuses, and they will be shown together.
, just type a few characters from the book's title, and the list will instantly refresh to show all titles that contain the text string that you typed. The text you type can appear anywhere in the title (beginning, middle or end). Also, be aware that spaces count (i.e., typing extra spaces that are not present in the title will result in no entries found).Source
works similar to Publisher
, except that choosing multiple values will only show lines where all of the source values are present. For example, picking just "JVJ" will show all books whose source is either "JVJ" or "JVJ, LOC". However, picking both "JVJ" and "LOC" will only show books which contain both of those values.Page Navigation
Above and below the Data
section, you will see a set of numbers on the left, and "<"
buttons on the right. The numbers on the left indicate which books in the list are currently being displayed, and the total number of books present for the current filters that are in effect. For the initial release of the list, the numbers will be "1 - 50 / xxxx" meaning that items 1 through 50 are being displayed, out of a total of xxxx items. If you press the >
button once, the window will show the next page, and the numbers will change to "51 - 100 / xxxx". If you use the filter to only show books whose publisher is Avon, the navigation numbers will be "1 - 50 / 89".
There is one more small gadget on the screen, in the lower left corner, which looks like an arrow pointing at a disk drive. This is the Download button, and will let you download the currently filtered set of books as a .csv (comma separated value) text file. (In case you want to print it out for your next comic store shopping trip. NOTE:
This does not work for Mac Computers at this time.