Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 7:9 (August 2007) is now available for downloading.
It’s an odd issue: Four somewhat overlapping Perspectives and an Offtopic Perspective.
The 26-page issue (PDF as usual, but each Perspective is available as an html separate from the homepage) includes:
- Perspective: On the Literature
- Perspective: On Authority, Worth and Linkbaiting
- Perspective: On Disagreement and Discussion
- Perspective: On Ethics and Transparency
- Offtopic Perspective: 50-Movie Classic Musicals, Part 2 – including Rhythm and Blues Review, Till the Clouds Roll By, All-American Co-Ed, Hi-De-Ho (an hour of Cab Calloway: how can you go wrong?), Royal Wedding…and a whole bunch more.
I believe that gray literatureâ€”blogs, this ejournal, a few similar publications and some listsâ€”represents the most compelling and worthwhile literature in the library field today…
Yes, itâ€™s the dreaded Britannica Blog essay. Yes, Iâ€™m late to the game. No, this is not primarily about Michael Gorman, although his blogging (his blogging!) plays a crucial role in the discussion. There will be no fisking here, tempting though it might beâ€”either of Gormanâ€™s posts or of some over-the-top responses…
Are librarians willing to disagree with one another?
What a silly question. Of course we are (Iâ€™m counting myself as a librarian for this discussion). Consider some disagreements Iâ€™ve chronicled and taken part in here and in my blog, just for starters….
How much do you need to know about who I am and how I deal with issues, people and organizations that might relate to my writing? What do you need to know about my ethical standards? How much disclosure assures adequate transparency?
Not included in this issue: Perspective: On Clever Names for Perspectives. And the Bibs & Blather has appeared instead as an absurdly long post at Walt at Random.