Cites & Insights 12:3 (April 2012) available

Cites & Insights 12:3 (April 2012) is now available.

The 36-page issue is a two-column PDF, as usual; a single-column 6×9 PDF designed for ereading is also available (66 pages: please don’t print!). HTML versions of each essay are also available–click on the essay titles.

This issue includes:

Libraries: Public Library Closures: On Not Dropping Like Flies  (pp. 1-13)

Original research! The long-winded version of my investigation into actual public library (agency, not branch) closures in 2008 and 2009, as reported by IMLS, where the libraries appear to still be closed. Hint: There aren’t many.

The Middle (pp. 13-20)

Another handful of items on a variety of topics that formerly belonged in Trends & Quick Takes

Social Networks: The Social Network Scene, Part 2 (pp. 20-29)

 Ten items on social networking topics.

Media: Mystery Collection, Part 5  (pp. 29-36)

Discs 25-30 of the 250-movie Mystery Collection



One Response to “Cites & Insights 12:3 (April 2012) available”

  1. waltcrawford says:

    Quick followup to the library story: I close by saying that 17 was the maximum number of still-closed public libraries from 2008 and 2009 IMLS records. I’ve now received information that cuts that down to 10, not 17: The others were reclassified as reading rooms since they don’t meet IMLS criteria as public libraries. (I’ve now added a new post including the message from Dan Siebersma, South Dakota State Librarian.) So now we’re down to ten…and that number might yet get lower.