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Current Cites for May 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 5/28/07 (10:11pm)

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Current Cites for May 2007 is out! You can find the issue here...

Current Cites for April 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 4/28/07 (8:34pm)

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Roy has just posted Current Cites for April 2007!

Our ranks have been swelled with such luminaries as Keri Cascio, Frank Cervone, Susan Gibbons, Brian Rosenblum, and Karen Schneider.

I had three cites (as usual) with one on Erik Arfeuille that's worth quoting here:

Anyone interested in digital libraries over the past 10 years is sure to recognize the name of Erik Arfeuille. His regular compendium of articles on library-related topics, New Technologies in Libraries, was a welcome source of current awareness. It certainly gave me pointers on what to read (and recommend). Alas in a farewell message dated 4/5/07, he announces that his "workload" no longer allows him to produce the lists. While this is a shame, the nature of his contribution for so many years is appreciated.

You can find the issue here...

Current Cites for March 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 3/30/07 (1:14pm)

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Current Cites for March 2007 is out! I've got three bambinos this month including one on institutional repositories. You can find the issue here...

Current Cites for February 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 2/27/07 (10:47am)

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Current Cites for February 2007 is out! You can find the issue here...

Current Cites for January 2007

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 2/1/07 (2:43pm)

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Current Cites for January 2007 is out. I've got three citations again -- and I might've done more, had I been able to get my hands on Electronic Library in time. In any case, you can find the issue here...

Current Cites for December 2006

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 12/20/06 (1:51pm)

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Current Cites for December 2006 is out. I've got three citations. You can find the issue here...

Current Cites for November 2006

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 12/5/06 (7:16pm)

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The belated issue of Current Cites for November 2006 is now available. You can find it here...

Is Library Culture an Obstacle to Change?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 12/3/06 (3:14pm)

Educause Quarterly

When harshly criticized for the huge disconnect between his words and actions, Charles II defended himself by saying that the actions were his ministers's and that only the words were his own.

I was reminded of that quote when reading "Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation Values" by Robert H. McDonald and Chuck Thomas" (Educause Quarterly, 23:4). The authors harshly criticize research libraries for not meeting the needs of their users due in part to a rigid adherence to "old values". This in turn leads to "fundamental disconnects" between libraries and their users in the areas of "technology, policy, and unexploited opportunities".

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