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