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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
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
Cites & Insights 13: 2013 By Walt Crawford
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Cites & Insights 13 (2013) includes all 12 issues of the ejournal, plus a table of contents and 14 pages of indices. Major features this year include extensive coverage of open access, surprising... More > facts about changes in academic library circulation, the death of books (or not) and the relationship of ebooks and print books, the mythical average public library, social networks, public library benefits and budgets, and the ebook marketplace.< 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 6: 2006 By Walt Crawford
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Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large (ISSN 1534-0937) is an ejournal of libraries, policy, technology and media, written and produced by Walt Crawford. This bound version of Volume 6 includes all... More > 14 issues, including 'Library 2.0 and "Library 2.0."'. Exclusive to the print edition: A preface including details on what's happened to roughly one-third of the blogs discussed in "Looking at Liblogs: The Great Middle."< 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