After nearly 8 years, 5,000 posts and 500,000 page views, this is the last post at Kept-Up Academic Librarian. It has been a good run but the need for this blog is diminished and even though the time it takes to compose it each day is not great, it is time I could use for other activities. Now with so many others sharing higher education news on social networks, along with other sources such as University Business' daily update, Academic Impressions and daily news items in the Chronicle and IHE, it's clear there is less need - and that is supported by the stagnant usage data.
I'll leave the site up for a few more months, but if your library has a link to KUAL, you will probably want to remove it.
I appreciate all the visits to this blog, and I hope it has been useful over the years. I always tried to find stories that were not reported elsewhere or could be of more interest to academic librarians. I hope you'll continue to follow me at Designing Better Libraries or you can follow me on Twitter - blendedlib (I'm also now on Branch - where I hope to continue some writing on current events in higher education).
Thanks again - and I hope you'll continue to stay" Kept-Up" with the world of higher education. If you have a recommendation for another source or individual to follow for keeping up with higher education, please feel free to add it as a comment.