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
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
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
When academic libraries adopted the Big Deal and other bundles of serials, it seemed like a win-win-win situation: Publishers had predictable revenues, libraries gained some price relief, users... More > gained access to many more serials. But Big Deals have damaged humanities and other fields that rely on monographs and the ability of libraries to do everything else--and in the long run, they're probably not sustainable anyway. This study looks at U.S. academic libraries by size, sector and Carnegie classification, showing spending changes from 2000 through 2010 for current serials, books and other acquisitions, and everything else; in the process, it shows the damage done. This edition explicitly allows loading on a campus ebook server with unlimited simultaneous use. NOTE: Since this is just a PDF, it can legitimately be mounted on any campus or library server that has at least some level of campus/student authentication.< Less