Cites & Insights 7:13, December 2007, is now available.
This 22-page issue–PDF as usual, but each essay is also available in HTML form, is another All-Perspectives Issue:
- Bibs & Blather Perspective: On Charting New Courses
- Following Up: On the Literature
- Trends & Quick Takes Perspective: On Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax
- Making it Work Perspective: On the Middle
In which I write off five decades in library automation with a 1.5-page non-memoir, summarize the start of an ongoing career in another 1.5 pages, and discuss new directions and what they may mean for the near-term future of Cites & Insights.
Various threads on the state of the professional literature of librarianship.
Note: It has been pointed out (thanks, Dorothea!) that a few words are missing at the very bottom of page 9. “If so, perhaps the answer is ejournals” should make the sentence more coherent (thanks, Pete, for the suggested wording).
With the help of Charles Lutwidge Dodson, a baker’s dozen assorted mini-perspectives on such topics as out of print in a PoD world, disk storage “too cheap to bill,” the means of creativity, the benefits of liblogs…and many more.
If you’re not 100% with us, you’re against us. If you believe that to be true, you should just skip this essay altogether.
Note: While this is the final issue for 2007, it is not the end of Volume 7. There will be the usual volume index and title sheet, for those who might be binding C&I as a print publication. When? Hard to say; see Walt at Random for reasons why.