Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cites on a Plane 2: This Time It's for Keeps

In plenty of time for ALA Annual--but also for those of you not going to DC in a few weeks, Cites on a Plane 2: This Time It's for Keeps is now available for downloading.

This 44-page issue is Cites & Insights 7:7, Mid-June 2007. (The seventh issue of the seventh volume: A lucky issue?)

Like COAP, COAP2 is much larger than a regular issue and is largely composed of old material.

Unlike COAP, COAP2:

  • Includes a fair amount of new material, something like 35-40% of the issue.

  • Will stick around permanently (or as permanently as C&I itself)

  • Has a single theme!

Indeed, it's a "conference issue"--all about Conferences & Speaking.

After a brief introduction, the issue includes four sections:

  • Coping with Conferences

  • State Conferences and Others

  • The Speaking Life

  • Conference-Speaker Arrangements

There is an HTML version available from the home page--but please do not print out the HTML version in full, as it will use a lot more paper (58 pages as compared to 44 pages for the PDF, in an informal FireFox print-preview test).

Monday, May 21, 2007

Post-ALA, Post-OCLC: What's next?

I apologize for using this blog for something other than announcing a new Cites & Insights (yes, there will be a special pre-Annual issue), but, well...

I'd appreciate it if you'd go read this post at Walt at Random.

I won't say the future of C&I is in jeopardy (I don't think it is), but my future is certainly in a state of flux.

Thanks. Next post here should be for COAP2: This Time It's for Keeps. More later.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

C&I Reminder: Please change any hyperlinks

If you have any posts or other items that link to Cites & Insights at its old address, please change them to point to http://citesandinsights.info/ (and whatever the filenames were before).

None of the issues remain at the old site, which will disappear in another month.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Cites & Insights 7:6 available

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large v.7 issue 6 (June 2007) is now available for downloading.

The 26-page issue (PDF as usual, but HTML separates for each essay are available from the home page)

  • Bibs & Blather - On Being Wrong (and more)

  • Making it Work - library resources, innovation, futures and more

  • Trends & Quick Takes - three essays and six quicker takes

  • Net Media Perspective: Civility and Codes: A Blogging Morality Play

Given how much I've heard OpenOffice 2 touted as a much better way to produce good HTML than nasty ol' Microsoft Word, I've included an experiment on the home page:

The hyperlinks are, as usual, to Word 2000 "filtered HTML" files. But there's another set of hyperlinks below, to OpenOffice 2 HTML files generated from the same Word file.

It's not really a fair comparison--after all, Word 2000 is two generations and five years out of date, where OpenOffice 2 is the absolutely newest version as of mid-April--but I'd be interested in the comments of HTML gurus (send 'em to waltcrawford@gmail.com) There will probably be a Walt at Random post later...