This issue is the first on our new website, powered by the Public Knowledge Project's Open Journal System. This deepens Surveillance & Society's commitment to Open Source and Open Access.

This Relaunch Issue not only revisits one of the key contemporary technologies of surveillance, CCTV, by placing it in deeper historical context, but also reconsiders the past, present and future of Surveillance Studies. There are also 15 reviews of recent books in the area of surveillance, and the first use of our new Blip TV video stream (EDITOR'S NOTE 2014: now removed without notification) which we hope to expand in the futue. We hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider joining the Surveillance Studies Network to help support the journal and our other activities.

The Editors.

Published: 2009-01-30