Cites & Insights 8:11, November 2008, is now available for downloading.
The 26-page issue (PDF as always, but with HTML versions available from links here or at the Cites & Insights home page) includes five essays:
Bibs & Blather: Books and Blogs
Mostly updated versions of Walt at Random posts--library blog books going out of print soon, a progress report on The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008 (with more progress since the post) and notes on Technorati, blogs as a whole and the liblog landscape.
Making it Work: Libraries and the Social Web
Notes on aspects of social-web applications in libraries beyond blogs and wikis.
Perspective: How Common is Common Language?
An original "research" project: What happens when you try 300 everyday sentences against Google--and when you try just the first eight words of each sentence? The answers may surprise you.
Library Access to Scholarship: OA Controversies
Notes on the brouhaha when publishers tried to undo the NIH mandate by congressional hearing--and other notes on open access opposition and, for that matter, extreme positions on both sides.
Retrospective: Pointing with Pride, Part 7
Just a few highlights along the way--considerably shorter than previous indulgences.