Cites & Insights 8:3 (March 2008) is now available.
This is the centenary issue–#100–a nice round number that I’m a little surprised to have achieved. Naturally, that milestone affects the issue–but not as you might expect.
The issue’s long–36 pages–and PDF as usual, although all but the last section (My Back Pages, always exclusively PDF) are also available in HTML form from the home page.
This issue includes:
- 100 Reasons for Doing Cites & Insights – an introduction
- Trends & Quick Takes – ink costs, life without software, the significance of good sound and more: six trends, ten quicker takes.
- Perspective: Tracking High-Def Discs – including a prediction for the likely winner in the format war.
- Making it Work – the biggie: 19 pages devoted to aspects of making libraries better, including reading (reader’s advisory, slow reading, etc.), philosophy, hassles, balance, and “Library 2.0 debased.”
- Interesting & Peculiar Products – flashy labels, green PCs, supercheap laptops and more: 19 items in all.
- My Back Pages – 16 mini-perspectives, none of them terribly serious.