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Open Access and Libraries By Walt Crawford
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Essays from Cites & Insights, 2001-2009. The complete, unaltered text of more than 30 essays related to open access and library access to scholarship, with a brief introduction. No index.
Library 2.0: A Cites & Insights Reader By Walt Crawford
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This Cites & Insights Reader combines five essays on Library 2.0 that appeared between 2006 and 2011, with no textual changes from the original essays but arranged for easy reading and with an... More > index added.< Less
Open Access and Libraries By Walt Crawford
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Essays from Cites & Insights, 2001-2009. The complete, unaltered text of more than 30 essays related to open access and library access to scholarship, with a brief introduction. No index.
Cites & Insights 12: 2012 By Walt Crawford
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Volume 12 of Cites & Insights, calendar year 2012, includes 12 issues. Features include an investigation of public library closures (or, rather, non-closures), a two-part essay on fair use, a... More > three-year roundup on the failed Google Book settlement, a two-parter on blogging, and sections related to Give Us a Dollar and We'll Give You Back Four (2012-13), a study of public library benefits.< Less
Cites & Insights 11: 2011 By Walt Crawford
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Cites & Insights, Volume 11, 2011: Starting strong, ending with a hiatus. A quick-and-dirty cover for a peculiar volume.
Give Us a Dollar and We'll Give You Back Four (2012-13) By Walt Crawford
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Your public library is in competition with a lot of other agencies–city, county, district, even state–for money. You want your library to sustain its current services and expand them in... More > the future. You know you get a lot of bang for your buck, but how do you show that to the people who hold the purse strings? One way is to use the data in Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four. Walt Crawford has compiled, analyzed, and organized library funding and service data from all around the United States. Give Us a Dollar will let you compare your services to those of other similar libraries at a glance and will help give you the data you need to show your funders how much you already stretch their dollars–and how much more you could provide with even a few dollars more. This 2012-2013 edition is based on the FY10 IMLS Public Library dataset.< Less
Give Us a Dollar and We'll Give You Back Four (2012-13) By Walt Crawford
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Your public library is in competition with a lot of other agencies–city, county, district, even state–for money. You want your library to sustain its current services and expand them in... More > the future. You know you get a lot of bang for your buck, but how do you show that to the people who hold the purse strings? One way is to use the data in Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four. Walt Crawford has compiled, analyzed, and organized library funding and service data from all around the United States. Give Us a Dollar will let you compare your services to those of other similar libraries at a glance and will help give you the data you need to show your funders how much you already stretch their dollars–and how much more you could provide with even a few dollars more. This 2012-2013 edition is based on the FY10 IMLS Public Library dataset.< Less
Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change By Walt Crawford
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A library system that stands still is unbalanced and headed for trouble. A library staff obsessed with Hot New Things and aiming for new users at the expense of familiar services and existing patrons... More > is unbalanced and headed for trouble. Very few libraries fall into either extreme, but sometimes it seems as though we’re urged toward one extreme. This book grew, indirectly, out of discussions surrounding and emanating from “Library 2.0”—the ideas, the set of initiatives and the term itself. I believe those discussions have shifted toward more balanced approaches. This book aims to develop and continue those discussions. It is divided into three sections, not including the first and last two chapters. Three chapters discuss the library and its community. Four chapters discuss barriers to change. The remainder of the book discusses positive aspects of change.< Less
Cites & Insights 9: 2009 By Walt Crawford
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Cites & Insights 9: 2009 includes all 13 issues of the ejournal--the largest volume to date. The paperback includes a contents list with the articles in each issue. Special features in this... More > volume include the heart of three books, issue-length essays on the Google Books settlement and library access to scholarship and an updated discursive glossary.< Less
Cites & Insights 10: 2010 By Walt Crawford
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Cites & Insights Volume 10 (2010) includes all twelve issues of the ejournal, plus an index and overall table of contents. Highlights of the volume include the text of But Still They Blog, the... More > first installments of The Zeitgeist, and a range of perspectives on libraries, policy, technology and media.< Less