The 2-column print-oriented version is 24 pages long.
If you’re reading it online or on an e-reader (tablet, etc.), or if you want working links, you may prefer the one-column 6×9″ version (46 pages long), available at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i5on.pdf
This issue includes:
The Front: The Open Access Landscape pp. 1-3
Notes on the series of blog posts that began in early March 2015 and will continue through either mid-September or mid-November; the potential book that would combine those posts and add new material; and the possibility of a five-year longitudinal study of the state of gold OA (2011-2015) in 2016, if funding becomes available.
Libraries: FriendFeed, Going. LSW, Not. pp. 3-10
An elegy (of sorts) for FriendFeed, scheduled to disappear on April 9 (unless Facebook listens to InfoWorld and others and lets it keep going)–and to the Library Society of the World, which in its own informal way has meant so much to me and many others.
Social Networks: Slightly More Than 140
Characters Words Sentences Paragraphs About Twitter pp. 10-19
A possibly-amusing set of mostly-old musings by others about Twitter’s inevitable decline and fall, certainly gone by now, and the decline of Western civilization–also why it’s nothing but a note-taking system and the need for balance.
The Back pp. 19-24
Ten brief (and some not-so-brief) rants and amusements.