Cites & Insights 9:1, January 2009, is now available.
This 30-page issue (PDF, but each section is available in HTML form from the links below) includes:
Bibs & Blather (pages 1-5)
Announcing The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008 and an early-bird special ($22.50 through January 15, 2009). Also announcing Cites & Insights volume 8 in paperback form (a great way to show your support for C&I and my blog research)…and notes on other books and the start of a new volume.
Net Media: Wikipedia Notes (pages 5-13)
“Verifiability, not truth,” Wikipedia’s growing pains, the power of the editor and rise of the Wikicrats, and other notes on the messy reality of Wikipedia.
Retrospective: Pointing with Pride Part 9 (pages 13-18)
Solving the “missing issue” problem (oops) and ten notes from ten issues.
Offtopic Perspective: 50 Movie Hollywood Legends, Part 2 (pages 18-26)
A wild variety, from classics such as Love Affair, Meet John Doe and The Man with the Golden Arm to pathetic cases like Chandu on the Magic Island to the pure oddity of Home Town Story, a GM-commissioned charmer about how wonderful and pure big business really is (with a bit part by a young Marilyn Monroe).
Retrospective: Pointing with Pride Part 10 (pages 26-30)
This final Retrospective appears here because the next issue will (with luck) be a little different–and I didn’t want to stretch it out until March. Just a few selections and comments.