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Crawford, Walt

Overview
Works: 56 works in 260 publications in 2 languages and 17,750 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies  Blogs  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z678.9.A4, 025.00285
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walt Crawford
Future libraries : dreams, madness & reality by Walt Crawford( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues against the futuristic idea of virtual libraries because it is devastating to the societal mission of libraries, proposing instead a balanced, human-oriented approach to technology that complements print, community library buildings, and user-friendly librarians
MARC for library use : understanding integrated USMARC by Walt Crawford( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines USMARC formats and discusses the changes and developments in USMARC standards, including format integration
First have something to say : writing for the library profession by Walt Crawford( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you are ready to take the next step in expanding your professional development, are willing to acknowledge your own authentic style, and have some information to impart to your colleagues, then let writing pro Walt Crawford give you a head start on your writing career. Proceeding matter-of-factly, he dissects what it really takes to write for library colleagues, countering traditional "received wisdom," while questioning the "powers that be." Whether you're on a tenure track and want your articles to offer more pleasure than pain, or just have something to share with colleagues, these suggestions will guide you in making both your writing and speaking inform, explain, illuminate, synthesize, reveal, and entertain your audience
Being analog : creating tomorrow's libraries by Walt Crawford( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walt Crawford, coauthor of Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness, & Reality, offers an alternative model to a simplistic digital future in Being Analog: Creating Tomorrow's Libraries. The always outspoken Crawford challenges popular prognostications, asserting that the complex mix of technologies projects no clear path to the future and that people use technology in unexpected ways." "In today's competitive funding environment, digital dreams of virtual libraries pose the real threat of misguided physical and budgetary planning. Crawford's cogent arguments will help you articulate your own viewpoint to administrators, staff, or users who claim that the virtual library will do it all for less. He explores the roles of libraries and the reasons people use libraries. He helps you make choices among the ever shifting, complex combinations of digital and analog resources." "Being Analog celebrates the remarkable results professional librarianship has achieved in sensibly combining human intelligence and computer power. It points the way to a real world where flexible libraries support today's services and resources while accommodating tomorrow's changes."--Jacket
Technical standards : an introduction for librarians by Walt Crawford( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patron access : issues for online catalogs by Walt Crawford( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MARC for library use : understanding the USMARC formats by Walt Crawford( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open access : what you need to know now by Walt Crawford( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-retired specialist in libraries, technology, policy, and media, Crawford sets out some of the issues for libraries and librarians regarding literature, mostly online, that is available for anyone to read and use without cost. He considers who cares, understanding the basics, issues for open access, open access controversies, taking action, and exploring open access
Bibliographic displays in the online catalog by Walt Crawford( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current technologies in the library : an informal overview by Walt Crawford( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desktop publishing for librarians by Walt Crawford( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful social networking in public libraries by Walt Crawford( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an in-depth look at how a large variety of public libraries are using social networks. Examining nearly 6,000 libraries across the U.S., Craword shows how these networks are active and effective in quite different ways and gives libraries guidelines to set social networking goals and conduct ongoing evaluation
Cites & insights : Crawford at large( )

in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The online catalog book : essays and examples by Walt Crawford( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The librarian's guide to micropublishing : helping patrons and communities use free and low-cost publishing tools to tell their stories by Walt Crawford( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely book, Walt Crawford explains the how, what, and why of libraries and community micropublishing. He details the use of no-cost/low-cost publishing tools Lulu and CreateSpace and equips librarians to guide their patrons in the production of quality print books. He offers step-by-step instructions for using MS Word to design and edit manuscripts that can be printed in flexible quantities via on-demand technology. No stone goes unturned as Crawford demonstrates how, with a little attention to detail, anyone can produce books that rival the output of professional publishers. His advice is geared to making it easy for librarians to support local publishing without any additional budget, and libraries purchasing the book are granted permission to reproduce and supply key sections to their aspiring authors
Common sense personal computing : a handbook for professionals by Walt Crawford( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanced libraries : thoughts on continuity and change by Walt Crawford( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open-access journals : idealism and opportunism by Walt Crawford( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big-deal serial purchasing : tracking the damage by Walt Crawford( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abstract: When serials publishers first offered Big Deals to academic libraries, they seemed to many to be win-win situations. But while Big Deals did appear to lower the rate of serials price inflation, they did not bring it down to manageable levels--and in the process, they limited academic library flexibility. This issue ... describes a study that looks at the apparent damage caused by Big Deals over the period from 2002 (when most had been introduced) to 2012, specifically looking at details of acquisitions money for books and other acquisitions by type and size of library. Some possible approaches to improving the situation appear in the final chapter."
Public library blogs : 252 examples by Walt Crawford( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Future libraries : dreams, madness & reality
Alternative Names
Walt Crawford American librarian

Walt Crawford Amerikaans bibliothecaris

Walt Crawford US-amerikanischer Bibliothekar

Languages
English (207)

French (1)

Covers
First have something to say : writing for the library professionBeing analog : creating tomorrow's librariesOpen access : what you need to know nowBalanced libraries : thoughts on continuity and change