I havenít made nearly as many contributions to GuidePosts as I had in mind when I started it last June. The deadlines I face for print publications definitely have an impact on the frequency of postings. Itís not only hard to find the time for writing here when I have an article due for a print publication, but itís also challenging to come up with enough ideas to write about. Every month I have at least two deadlines for print publications. My ďSystems LibrarianĒ column appears in Computers in Libraries and Iím a contributing editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by ALA TechSource, which involves writing one or more articles for each issue.
Both of these publications allow me to publish the full text of what I write for them ninety days after it appears in print. I think thatís an extraordinarily fair arrangement. They get exclusive access for a reasonable period, while I retain the right to put that content on this Web site afterwards. I commend both Information Today and ALA for offering these terms.
The Library Technology Guides Bibliography provides access to all my print publications and citations to other literature that I use in my research. While I originally had in mind to make it a complete reference for everything published in the field of library automation, that turned out not to be a realistic goal. Lots of other resources provide good coverage of topics related to technology in libraries. These days I add only my own publications and presentations to the bibliography and some of the materials I happen to be using for writing or research projects.
In the last few dayís I have finally gotten around to putting up my last couple of Computers in Libraries columns. Iíll provide links to those in separate posts with some updates on subsequent developments.
Marshall Breeding Oct 2, 2007 21:12:00
Link to Posting: Trying to keeping up