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Cites & Insights 15: 2015 By Walt Crawford
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Cites & Insights 15 (2015) combines all eleven issues into a single paperback volume, including indexes. The year is especially strong on open access (including the most complete survey ever done... More > of gold OA activity) but also includes major essays on the Google Book Project, books, social networks, fair use and more.< Less
The Gold OA Landscape 2011-2014 By Walt Crawford
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How many open access articles are published each year? This study offers a partial answer, looking at all journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals as of June 2015. Based on full site visits... More > (not sampling), the book offers detailed analysis of more than 9,512 journals and quick notes on several hundred others. Explicit site license for library concurrent use by authorized users.< Less
The Gold OA Landscape 2011-2014 By Walt Crawford
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How many open access articles are published each year? This study offers a partial answer, looking at all journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals as of June 2015. Based on full site visits... More > (not sampling), the book offers detailed analysis of more than 9,512 journals and quick notes on several hundred others.< Less
Cites & Insights 14: 2014 By Walt Crawford
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Volume 14 (2014) of Cites & Insights includes essays on ebooks (and print books, textbooks, libraries), magazines, futurism and more--but the biggest group concerns open access, including three... More > essays on access and ethics, one relating to Elsevier--and three original research essays under the umbrella title Journals and "Journals" that look in detail at Beall's list, the Directory of Open Access Journals and OASPA. This volume includes the fourth essay in that series, which begins the January 2015 issue.< Less
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
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
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
$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