Cites & Insights 7:13 available

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
  • 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.

  • Following Up: On the Literature
  • 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).

  • Trends & Quick Takes Perspective: On Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax
  • 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.

  • Making it Work Perspective: On the Middle
  • 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.

5 Responses to “Cites & Insights 7:13 available”

  1. Anna Creech says:

    JERL will provide me the opportunity to write professional book reviews within my field. Finally, all that “practice” I’ve had outside of librarianship will have some use, insofar as publication is concerned. Other than that, you’re probably right that ITAL could cover the same content fairly well.

  2. Hey, Walt, is there a line missing at the bottom of page 9? Maybe it’s fuzzyheadedness on my part, but I can’t make that sentence make sense.

  3. Pete says:


    I see what you mean. There might be a missing ‘the perhaps the answer is…’ or some such.

  4. Pete says:


    I see what you mean. There might be a missing ‘then perhaps the answer is…’ or some such.

  5. walt says:

    Dorothea, Pete,

    Oh, I’d love to blame this on Acrobat–but somehow I managed to delete a line (or a few words). In the original. So the HTML version’s no better. I’ll run a correction next time. Pete’s suggested wording is certainly what I intended to say… Although, in an odd overterse way,

    “Is there rigorous, scholarly, evidence-based library research that isn’t getting published? If so, ejournals.”

    has an odd ring to it.

    I don’t modify C&I once it’s appeared, so it will just be a later correction.