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978-0-8108-4547-3 • Paperback • December 2002 • $66.00 • (£51.00)
Blaise Cronin is dean of the School of Library and Information Science and Rudy professor of information science at Indiana University/Bloomington.
Chapter 1 Credits
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Accreditation: Retool It or Kill It
Chapter 4 Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Chapter 5 Accreditation Anew
Chapter 6 Uporn My Word!
Chapter 7 Whatever Happened to Common Sense?
Chapter 8 Common Nonsense
Chapter 9 Selection and Censorship: Splitting Hairs
Chapter 10 Customer Satisfaction
Chapter 11 Rank Injustice?
Chapter 12 For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls
Chapter 13 The Mother of All Myths
Chapter 14 Mything the Point
Chapter 15 The View from the Trenches
Chapter 16 The Dreaded "L" Word
Chapter 17 Postprofessionalism
Chapter 18 Process Fetish
Chapter 19 A Safe Haven
Chapter 20 A Community Intelligence Service
Chapter 21 Peer Review and the Stuff of Scholarship
Chapter 22 The End of First Sale
Chapter 23 The Digital Divide
Chapter 24 Celebrity Challenged
Chapter 25 Postmodern Periphrasis
Chapter 26 Plagiarism and Political Correctness
Chapter 27 Postscript to Plagiarism
Chapter 28 Amazons R Us
Chapter 29 Angry Amazons
Chapter 30 Margaret Rufsvold, Pioneer
Chapter 31 Of Books and Bottles
Chapter 32 Milquetoast and Cookies
Chapter 33 The University Press
Chapter 34 Locus Classicus
Chapter 35 The Joys of JESSE
Chapter 36 Welcome to My Web World
Chapter 37 The Knowledge Management Drug
Chapter 38 Information Warfare
Chapter 39 Postscript to Information Warfare
Chapter 40 Digibabble
Chapter 41 Digibabble Meets Ptolemy
Chapter 42 The Last Resort
Chapter 43 Will E-Publishing Save Academic Research?
Chapter 44 Acknowledged but Ignored: Credit Where Credit's Due
Chapter 45 New Age Numerology: A Gloss on Apostol
Chapter 46 The Warholian Moment and Other Proto-indicators of Scholarly Salience
Chapter 47 About the Author
[Cronin is] Libraryland's most eloquent critic...His range is comprehensive, and, true to form, Cronin considers no topic too sacred. Provocative, approaching adversarial, Cronin's reflections, accusations, and tirades will force readers to examine their own tendencies toward 'tergiversation' and 'pietistic clucking.'
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