Cites & Insights 8:2 available

Cites & Insights 8:2 (February 2008) is now available. The 24-page issue (PDF as always, but all articles are also available as HTML separates) includes:

  • Announcing Academic Library Blogs: 231 Examples – The latest from Cites & Insights Books, a $29.50 289-page paperback that complements Public Library Blogs: 252 Examples. Included are brief notes, the list of academic institutions represented, examples of blog coverage for both books, the announcement of $20 PDF downloads for those who just can’t stand print books–and a few notes on the status of Cites & Insights Books.
  • Trends & Quick Takes: Trends and Forecasts – Time to look at some pundits’ scorecards and forecasts, along with some of the trends from the LITA Top Tech Trendspotters, with some of my comments interleaved.
  • Bibs & Blather: Midwinter Musings – Notes on a much warmer Philadelphia Midwinter, along with a special essay based on an odd but not unique occurrence: “Leadership and Initiative: The Case of the Empty Chairs.”
  • Offtopic Perspective: 50 Movie Western Classics, Part 1 – Roy Rogers is riding tonight, as are Tex Ritter, Gene Autry, John Wayne and a slew of others. A bunch of one hour “oaters” and a handful of pretty good pictures.

When I chatted with a few of you at Midwinter, I may have expressed concern that the February issue might be some combination of late, short and peculiar, since I didn’t think I had any of it written (I forgot about the Offtopic Perspective). Well, one out of three ain’t bad: It’s not late and it’s not short. Enjoy.

3 Responses to “Cites & Insights 8:2 available”

  1. Dorothea Salo Says:

    Quibble re: ultralight PCs… If these get cheap enough (a significant “if,” as miniaturization requires serious engineering), they’d be obvious loaner machines for libraries with loaner programs — mostly academic libraries as far as I know.

    Hope your wife’s feeling better!

  2. walt Says:

    Dorothea, that makes sense to me–for libraries that do loan out notebooks. Outside my experience, which is of course limited.

    My wife’s improving little by little (and I’m still getting over a cold).

  3. Dorothea Salo Says:

    A lot of our campus libraries do loaner laptops (in cooperation with campus IT). A small, rugged, cheap machine would be a real boon.


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