Cites & Insights 11:6 now available

Cites & Insights 11:6, June/July 2011, is now available for downloading at

Barring a pleasant surprise, this is the final issue before ALA. The first essay in the 28-page issue (PDF as usual, but all essays except the last are also available in HTML form from may help explain why that is.


Bibs & Blather (pp. 1-2)

Where do we go from here?

Trends & Quick Takes (pp. 2-9)

Eight mini-commentaries and three quick takes.

disContent (pp. 9-12)

A twofer: Two of my favorite “disContent” columns.

Interesting & Peculiar Products (pp. 12-20)

Twentyone product discussions (where “product” is interpreted loosely) and two editor’s choice/roundups.

The CD-ROM Project (pp. 20-23)

The subtitle says it (almost) all: Some Work, Many Don’t. The two that worked are both excellent–but so were some of the eight that didn’t.

My Back Pages (pp. 23-28)

One essay that’s way too long for MBP and five other chunks of snark.


3 Responses to “Cites & Insights 11:6 now available”

  1. Terry says:

    You’ve been reflecting on the nature and future of C&I lately and I thought I’d add my $0.02. I like the content of C&I, but the 2 column layout has always made reading it on-screen challenging for me. Just my thoughts.

  2. walt says:

    I find this terribly frustrating: For some years now, I’ve offered HTML versions, inherently single-column, for every essay in Cites & Insights except My Back Pages. I say so on every issue announcement. And, in the discussion of possible futures, I note the possibility of ePub versions as well.

    If you’re saying that I should only have a single-column version, which would be enormously wasteful of paper for those who do print out C&I–sorry, but that’s just not going to happen.

    On the other hand, if your comment is there only to attract attention to a particular .com site that you list as part of your name and as a link…well, I’ve edited that so it’s not an issue.

  3. Terry says:

    Apologies for my inattentiveness!