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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
The Cockerton Story By Ruth Gates Lindenmeyer
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The story of the Cockertons from Soham, England, to Livermore, California, as told by the great-granddaughter of Mathew Cockerton, Ruth Gates Lindenmeyer. Mathew Cockerton emigrated to the United... More > States in 1849 and settled in Illinois. One of his sons, Ebenezer Cockerton, continued the journey westward to Livermore, California, settling in the Altamont in 1868. The story includes not only the Cockertons, but many of the related families with surnames of Gates, Wiltfong, Jones, Nickerson, Benedict, Dolan, Sweet, Stamper and Driver. Edited and compiled by Linda A. Driver, with illustrations, footnotes, index and family genealogy.< Less
The Cockerton Story By Ruth Gates Lindenmeyer
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The story of the Cockertons from Soham, England, to Livermore, California, as told by the great-granddaughter of Mathew Cockerton, Ruth Gates Lindenmeyer. Mathew Cockerton emigrated to the United... More > States in 1849 and settled in Illinois. One of his sons, Ebenezer Cockerton, continued the journey westward to Livermore, California, settling in the Altamont in 1868. The story includes not only the Cockertons, but many of the related families with surnames of Gates, Wiltfong, Jones, Nickerson, Benedict, Dolan, Sweet, Stamper and Driver. Edited and compiled by Linda A. Driver, with illustrations, footnotes, index and family genealogy.< Less
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
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