[Web4lib] Cites & Insights 8:9 (September 2008) available

Walt Crawford waltcrawford at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 13:30:06 EDT 2008

*Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large*
8:9<http://citesandinsights.info/civ8i9.pdf>(September 2008) is now

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)<http://citesandinsights.info/>includes the following five
Bibs & Blather: Projects and Rejects<http://citesandinsights.info/v8i9a.htm>

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

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

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 <http://citesandinsights.info/v8i9d.htm>

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

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*.

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