The October 2012 issue of Cites & Insights (12:9) is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ12i9.pdf
The issue is 24 pages long. A single-column 6×9″ version, designed for online reading (and optimized for online display rather than printing), 46 pages long, is at http://citesandinsights.info/civ12i9on.pdf (It’s a much smaller file than the two-column version, if that’s an issue.)
The issue contains the following essays, available as HTML separates through the links below (if you’re viewing a web page) or from http://citesandinsights.info:
Information on my new book, designed to be a tool for public libraries aiming to improve or retain funding, including its availability as an $11.99 PDF, $21.95 paperback or $31.50 hardcover. While it’s a tool, it’s also an interesting set of detailed tables on the activities of public libraries–if you’re numerate, since the tables deliberately lack textual commentary.
Thinking About Blogging, Part 2 pp. 4-19
The second part of the two-part essay that began in the September 2012 issue, this one’s almost entirely by and about librarians and libraries–and the stopping and starting of blogs.
Those of you who knew about the various studies under the rubric “Liblog Landscape” may have figured out that there wasn’t a 2011 version and isn’t going to be a 2012 version. But I still had a spreadsheet with the most complete list of English-language liblogs ever assembled (I’m pretty sure)–and it only required a few hours to see how the 1,304 liblogs that began before June 1, 2010 were doing in late July 2012. This piece summarizes the results and links to a webpage with that liblog list in two parts.