Cites & Insights 8:3 (March 2008) is now available.
This is the centenary issue--#100--a nice round number that I'm a little
surprised to have achieved. Naturally, that milestone affects the issue--but not as you might expect.
The issue's long--36 pages--and PDF as usual, although all but the last section (My Back Pages, always exclusively PDF) are also available in HTML form from the home page.
This issue includes:
- 100 Reasons for Doing Cites & Insights - an introduction
- Trends & Quick Takes - ink costs, life without software, the significance of good sound and more: six trends, ten quicker takes.
- Perspective: Tracking High-Def Discs - including a prediction for the
likely winner in the format war.
- Making it Work - the biggie: 19 pages devoted to aspects of making libraries better, including reading (reader's advisory, slow reading, etc.), philosophy, hassles, balance, and "Library 2.0 debased."
- Interesting & Peculiar Products - flashy labels, green PCs, supercheap laptops and more: 19 items in all.
- My Back Pages - 16 mini-perspectives, none of them terribly serious.