Cites & Insights 8:9 (September 2008) available

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large 8:9 (September 2008) is now available.

The 26-page issue (PDF as usual, but HTML versions of the individual essays are available using the links below or at the C&I home page) includes the following five essays:

Bibs & Blather: Projects and Rejects

40% less self-indulgent than the five-part post! Some new information! Otherwise, it’s largely the same material. If you feel you already know all this, skip right on over to:

Perspective: Updating the Book Discovery Projects

Microsoft dropped its project–and in the process released all limits on 300,000 scanned books and gave the scanners to its partners. That and lots more in this multipart roundup.

Perspective: On Conferences in a Time of Limits

Why do we go to conferences–and will conferences change significantly thanks to high travel costs? Some semi-informed musings and non-predictions.

Old Media/New Media

Are print newspapers really dying? Does the news revolution make us better informed? Can you really make a living from the long tail–and is that tail extending, or is the head thicking further? And, of course, a few notes about ebooks and ebook readers.

Retrospective: Pointing with Pride, Part 5

This set of notes includes my own version of an ALA URL (and I’m sure those will all get better real soon…) and the Best. Issue. Ever.

2 Responses to “Cites & Insights 8:9 (September 2008) available”

  1. John Dupuis says:

    Hi Walt,

    I don’t know if you saw John Scalzi’s take on 1000 true fans, but it’s certainly worth checking out.

  2. walt says:

    Scalzi’s discussion is first-rate, and comes from someone who’s doing pretty well as a writer: I mean, “six figures” for annual book sales is at least 270 books per day.