Sunday, January 29, 2006

Cites & Insights 6:3 available

Cites & Insights 6:3, February 2006, is now available for downloading.

The PDF issue is 22 pages long. Each section except "My Back Pages" is also available in HTML, with links on the C&I home page.

This issue includes the following essays:

  • Followup Perspective: Beyond 'Library 2.0 and "Library 2.0"' - A few comments on posts since 5 p.m. January 6--and brief notes on what I believe is happening now, and why C&I probably won't be covering it extensively.

  • ©4 Perspective: Analog Hole and Broadcast Flag - Recent activity around the Broadcast Flag (a bad idea that refuses to go away) and recently-introduced legislation to enable an even worse idea, closing the analog hole.

  • Library Stuff Perspective: Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources - A few comments and criticisms of this generally first-rate 296-page OCLC report.

  • Interesting & Peculiar Products - seven of them, one of which is fortunately only a somewhat creepy idea.

  • ©2 Perspective: What NC Means to Me - Commenting on an article that attacks Creative Commons NC (Non-Commercial) license, a proposed set of guidelines for interpreting NC--and my own added permissions to those apparently granted by NC.

  • Trends & Quick Takes - Four trends.

  • My Back Pages - A baker's dozen.
  • Sunday, January 08, 2006

    Cites & Insights 6:2: A special issue

    Cites & Insights 6:2, Midwinter 2006 is now available for downloading.

    This is a special issue, 32 pages long in PDF form, consisting of one essay:

    Library 2.0 and "Library 2.0"

    Included are quotes and comments from some three dozen sources, some of them new to the discussion.

    While the essay is also available in HTML form from the home page, please don't use the HTML if you plan to print the issue--which, at 26,000 words, seems like a reasonable thing to do. The HTML version will take 42 pages to print (at least that's what I see in Firefox "print preview"), as compared to the 32-page PDF. (Since there's only one essay--albeit in five parts--there's only one HTML file.)

    A more typical (and shorter!) February Cites & Insights should be available near the end of January (not before January 27) or early in February.