Friday, October 14, 2005

Cites & Insights 5:12 available

One rule for Cites & Insights is that issues never appear on Friday or Saturday. It has to do with the delay between the first round of publicity (this post, the same post at Walt at Random, a text-only mailing at Topica, and roughly the same post at LISNews) and the second round (forwarding the Topica post, sans ad, to a few big library lists).

So I'm breaking the rules this time.

Cites & Insights 5:12, November 2005 is now available for downloading.

This 22-page issue (PDF, but HTML versions of each essay are available from the home page) includes:

  • Bibs & Blather - five little essays, including a new email address for publishable feedback.

  • Net Media Perspective: Analogies, Gatekeepers and Blogging - some notes about net media and analogies, more comments on Civilities' "New Gatekeepers" series (and a related essay on citizen journalism), notes on seven other blogging essays and papers, and a few notes on Meredith Farkas' first-rate demographic survey of the biblioblogosphere.

  • The Library Stuff - five cited items

  • Library Access to Scholarship - general notes on sources, events and comments on "building the archives" (NIH, RCUK, and Wellcome, and six cited articles. OCA is too new and too important to squeeze into this essay.

  • Interesting & Peculiar Products - eleven products and services.

  • The Good Stuff - four cited items