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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.
Your Library Is... A Collection of Library Sayings By Walt Crawford
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Many public libraries have sayings--mottoes or slogans--describing what they are or how they see themselves. This collection brings together all the library sayings I could find in scanning 9,000+... More > U.S. public library websites in the summer of 2013: 1,137 unique mottoes and slogans, and another 88 mottoes and slogans shared by 205 libraries. You may find it inspiring. You should find it revealing. It's a book best browsed a few pages at a time. This DRM-free PDF has bookmarks for chapter headings and subheadings and for each state.< Less
Your Library Is... A Collection of Library Sayings By Walt Crawford
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Many public libraries have sayings--mottoes or slogans--describing what they are or how they see themselves. This collection brings together all the library sayings I could find in scanning 9,000+... More > U.S. public library websites in the summer of 2013: 1,137 unique mottoes and slogans, and another 88 mottoes and slogans shared by 205 libraries. You may find it inspiring. You should find it revealing. It's a book best browsed a few pages at a time.< 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
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.
Beyond the Damage: Circulation, Coverage and Staffing By Walt Crawford
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This book extends the discussion in "Big-Deal Serial Purchasing: Tracking the Damage," looking at trends between 2002 and 2012 for U.S. academic libraries in circulation per capita, book... More > coverage and staffing per capita. Explicitly site-licensed: legitimate for simultaneous multiple downloads or uses from a single site.< Less
Beyond the Damage: Circulation, Coverage and Staffing By Walt Crawford
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This book extends the discussion in "Big-Deal Serials Purchasing: Tracking the Damages" to consider the effects on U.S. academic libraries from 2002 to 2012 in terms of circulation per... More > capita, book coverage and staffing per capita. Graphs appear in color.< Less
$4 to $1: Public Library Benefits and Budgets By Walt Crawford
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A good public library is at the heart of any healthy community and deserves appropriate funding. While much of the true value of a library is hard to measure, even the measurable benefits usually... More > return more than $4 in benefits for every $1 spent. This book offers a detailed overview of library benefits and spending in 2011 and how it's changed from 2009, to help libraries and their supporters understand where they are and how to tell the library story in order to sustain and improve funding.< 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