Before I stop my frantic weblogging, and head out to a gorgeous spring day, I must tell you about CiteBite (via today’s TVCAlert, pointing to LawLibTech). Here’s how law librarian Cindy Chick describes Citebite:
You’re heard of deep linking, which is one way of directing someone to a specific page in a web site. But often you want to point to a passage or quotation somewhere on that page. In that case, you need Cite Bite.
It’s very easy to create a Cite Bite page. You don’t have to install anything. Just visit Cite Bite, and cut and paste the URL and quotation into the appropriate boxes; Cite Bite will create a link that you can send on to others. . .
The concept is simple and useful. I would imagine that any researcher could use Cite Bite on a daily basis to make it a little easier to deliver just the necessary piece of information.
I hope I don’t go overboard with Citebite. I’m sure, however, to use it regularly, and I bet a lot of webloggers and just plain folk will, too. For example, even I have trouble finding passages in my 30-page magnum opus on the Graying of the Bar. If I want, for example, to direct you (or myself) to the discussion of two important ABA Formal Ethics Opinions featured in the essay, I now can do it with this link created quickly at Citebite.
Likewise, if I’d like a friend to enjoy a particular haiku by Martin Gottlieb Cohen that is easily lost among the many on its Roadrunner Haiku Journal page, Citebite gives me a deep link that goes right there to the poem. Similarly, dagosan‘s first poem to win a prize can be located quickly at Roadrunner, by clicking here.
storm windows off:
the old man curses
the noisy neighbors