Cites & Insights 8:1 now available

For perhaps the first time, the January issue that begins a new volume of Cites & Insights is available in…January.

Cites & Insights 8:1 (January 2008) is now available for downloadingThe 30-page issue (PDF as always, but HTML separates for each essay are also available) includes:

Cites & Insights Books at ( now offers these volumes in paperback form, $29.50 each, with a bonus in each case (and full-color cover photos). The bonus for Volume 7 is Cites on a Plane, the phantom issue from January 2007. For Volume 6, it’s a brief preface including “where are they now?” notes on liblogs studied in 2005 and 2006 that have either moved, changed names or apparently gone silent.

Some thoughts after a few weeks working on the PALINET Leadership Network, including my current take on “Who’s a leader?”

A full year after the previous coverage of Open Content Alliance and Google Book Search, it’s time for some updates, but also a quick retrospective of C&I coverage of these projects.

Does “everybody” actually use Netflix? Have we all become upper middle class? Is there some limit to disposable income–and are some of us disposing of income we don’t really have? Some thoughts on ubiquity and reality.

Next month? Maybe back to “normal,” whatever that might be–and maybe, just maybe, the academic library companion to Public Library Blogs: 252 Examples.

5 Responses to “Cites & Insights 8:1 now available”

  1. Loved that last one. Very well said.

  2. John Dupuis says:

    I agree. It’s a Hall of Fame essay, one that I think everyone should read. We have to focus on who our patrons actually are, not who we would like them to be.

  3. walt says:

    Wow. Thanks. I was very nervous about that essay, rewriting it right up to the last moment…

  4. John Dupuis says:

    I think your essay compares and contrasts very interestingly to this one.

  5. walt says:

    I have that one flagged for possible discussion at some point (or maybe not). Haven’t decided whether I should be in the prediction tracking or making business in 2008…