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Cites & Insights 9:9 (August 2009) is now available–just in time for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. That’s not a coincidence, to be sure; although the issue may not be directly relevant to the conference, if I didn’t publish it now, it wouldn’t be out until at least July 19. This one’s 32 pages, PDF…

Fading away? (More metablogging)

In the past few days, one of the best libloggers called it quits: She explicitly said there won’t be any more posts on that blog. By itself, while it’s noteworthy, I probably wouldn’t post about it. The writer isn’t going away, the archives aren’t going away, and the circumstances may be unusual. But there’s a…

When I wrote this post, I left out a whole second “trigger” because of time and energy. That trigger–once again, wondering whether my humanities background (rhetoric major, math minor) leaves me simply unable to cope with the true Scientific Mind–regarded the format used for publication. Or, to put it another way, the widespread and vehemently-expressed…

Angel Rivera was kind enough, in commenting on my previous post, to say “Yes, what you do is information science.” I wonder sometimes–both about the field called “information science” and about whether what I do fits within it. A snarky way to put this might be: Can you do information science if you’re not part…

Perspective: On Privatization

Do words have meanings–meanings that change slowly over time–or did that noted logician Charles L. Dodgson get it right when he had one of his more scholarly characters, H. Dumpty, assert that: When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less To some extent, this essay–the second…