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Maybe it's something about tech geeks, or maybe it's just related to the self-interest of people and organisations whose particular strength lies in an ability to get a hold of other people's information. But it definitely seems like we're learning a lesson here: while information may want to be free, human beings are usually better off when it's on a leash.
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The title sheet and indices for Cites & Insights Volume 10 are now available.
The PDF combines a volume title sheet, two-page index to articles cited, and 13-page general index.
That completes Volume 10. The paperback version will be announced when it's ready.
Cites & Insights 10:12 (December 2010) is now published and available for downloading.
The 34-page issue is, as always, in PDF form. Five of the six (6! count them, 6) essays are available separately, using the links below. (As always, My Back Pages is exclusively for PDF readers.)
This is not the end of Volume 10, although it is the last issue as such. A title sheet and indices will follow, probably later in November, and the annual paperback print volume will become available at some point.
Bibs & Blather (pp. 1-2)
Announcing the publication of disContent: The Complete Collection, a limited-edition casebound. Also updating plans for The Liblog Landscape 2007-2010 and repeating the same info as the paragraph above regarding the rest of Volume 10.
Perspective: Futurism and Deathwatches (pp. 2-17)
Thoughts on good and bad futurism and (always-bad?) deathwatches...including the final disContent column, "'Is Dead' Isn't Dead--But Maybe It Should Be."
Journal of Library Innovation has just published its latest issue at
http://www.libraryinnovation.org. We invite you to visit our web site to
review articles and items of interest.
Thank you for your continuing interest in our journal,
Journal of Library Innovation
Vol 1, No 2 (2010)
Table of Contents
The Price of Innovation (3-5)
Innovative Practice: Reports from the Field
Quick and Dirty Library Promotions That Really Work (6-14)
Eric Jennings, Kathryn Tvaruzka
Accommodating Community Users in an Authenticated Library Technology
Jonathan T. Younker
Making Physical Objects Clickable: Using Mobile Tags to Enhance Library
The Library is Undead: Information Seeking During the Zombie Apocalypse
Margeaux Johnson, Amy G. Buhler, Chris Hillman
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming Obstacles Between Vision & Reality (44-45)
Jean Tate Hiebert
The Mobile Marketing Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic
Mobile Marketing Campaigns (46-47)
The Anywhere Library: A Primer for the Mobile Web (48-49)
Justina M. Elmore
Bite-Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for the Overworked Librarian
OMG, he's lost his bookmark...in the woods...with books he HASN'T even read.
The Washington Post's Ron Charles presents... "I'M NOT A WITCH, I'M A BOOK CRITIC". Guest appearance by author Lisa Scottoline in a reenactment of Hitchcock's shower scene from Psycho. Wild.
I was just letting my Wisconsin-bred, serials-acqusitions heart be warmed by the debut of a regional literary journal (Lakeland College's Stoneboat). Then I discovered the news of the temporary closure of the Virginia Quarterly Review due to possible workplace harassment.
The New York Times reports that an audit of the workplace culture is now out.
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It is one of 258 public libraries that earned this status out of 7,407 reviewed for the awards, according to a news release issued by the library. Scores are based on 2008 data released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, according to Library Journal, and scores are determined by rating library visits, circulation, program attendance and public library computer use.
Other Star Library systems recognized this year include Cuyahoga County Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Cleveland Public Library, which outscored our local system. Toledo-Lucas County Public Library was 50 points shy of Cincinnati's score, but also made the list, along with several smaller systems in Ohio.
(I did not know this...being an LISNews author is so educational!) Library Journal is a trade publication for librarians founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey.
Cites & Insights 10:11 (November 2010) is now available for downloading.
The 24-page issue is PDF as usual, but HTML separates are available for each essay (click on the essay titles). The issue includes:
Bibs & Blather: Three Times Ten pp. 1-4
Notes about a tenth anniversary, a readership update...and notes and queries about The Liblog Landscape 2007-2010, the nearly-universal English-language liblog project I'm currently working on.
Three different CD-ROMs (and sets) that attempted to add value of some sort to print books or magazines.
A brouhaha in one blogging group, thinking about groups and blogs...and thinking about ethics and codes.
Calvin Reid from Publishers Weekly reports that the one-day online event was extremely successful. The Summit featured a keynote by technologist Ray Kurzweil and more than 15 hours of presentations, "E-Books: Libraries at the Tipping Point" focused on every aspect of the developing e-book market and its impact on public, school, and academic libraries. Held September 29 and organized by Library Journal and School Library Journal, the virtual "summit" on e-books certainly delivered on its promises.
The web meeting brought together more than 40 respected experts (including this reporter and PW features editor Andrew Albanese) from across the spectrum of library professionals, academia, and tech journalism as well as the LJ/SLJ staff. An audience of more than 2,500 digital attendees (representing more than 800 public libraries, over 400 academic libraries, and more than 400 school libraries) attended the one-day virtual conference. Ian Singer, v-p, content & business development for Media Source, parent company of LJ and SLJ (no longer affiliated with PW), said the conference was meant to address the fact that "public and school libraries are struggling to understand the e-book industry. We wanted to bring libraries and publishers together and offer a huge knowledge dump about what e-books are and what the challenges are for libraries."
Did you attend? What did you think of the event?