Library Juice is Back

It took a little longer than anticipated, but as I said I would do in my parting message in Library Juice, the e-zine, last September, I have revived the publication as a blog. The delay, for those who’ve been waiting eagerly, has had to do with other projects taking precedence, as well as a desire to take a break.

Among the other projects is Library Juice Press, the publishing company. The book projects are coming along, and I will share information about them here as I have things to announce. I’m hoping to have four titles available for purchase by the start of this year’s Fall semester.

As you know if you’ve been a reader of Library Juice in the past, I’m getting into blogging with a degree of ambivalence, as I have taken issue with certain aspects of blogging culture. Wanting to avoid becoming what I hate, but to continue Library Juice in a contemporary way, I’ve set up a set of rules that I hope to stick to as I go, a sort of a blogging pledge.

Because of some bad experiences on LISNews I was initially planning not to allow reader comments on this blog. I have a sense, and we will see if this turns out to be true, that heavy readers of blogs are a different group than the group who subscribed to and appreciated Library Juice, so I’m not sure if it’s the audience I’m used to that will be reading and commenting here. I’m allowing comments in the hopes that former Library Juice readers will find this blog and participate. Denizens of the internet, even now that the internet has become so ubiquitous, still skew (on average) in the direction of technolibertarianism, and Library Juice decidedly does not. So, we’ll see how it goes.

Anyway, I’m glad to be back with you.

5 comments on “Library Juice is Back

  1. Hi Rory –

    I am so happy that Library Juice has returned. I look forward to reading and participating on what is sure to be a great site.

  2. Best wishes on the launch of the new “Library Juice”! i hope this format works as well for you — and for us– as the previous one did.

  3. Welcome back! This looks to be a very useful tool for librarians and others who work in this great profession! Thank you! Librarylin

  4. Well, not *all* of us are technolibertarians at this point! And more of us are learning to read & participate with blogs. So, blog away & let’s see how it goes. I look forward to more of the substance & interesting news pieces I remember from the old Library Juice.

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