Walt Crawford

Walt Crawford writes and publishes the ejournal Cites & Insights (http://citesandinsights.info). Crawford was president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, in 1992/93. An award-winning writer and speaker, Crawford has written fourteen books and more than 400 articles and columns. His latest book, Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change, is available at www.lulu.com/waltcrawford. He speaks occasionally on the future of libraries and media and on technology-related topics, with more than a hundred speeches to date.

Crawford writes the "disContent" column in EContent  and the "PC Monitor" column in Online Magazine. He also writes and publishes Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large (http://cites.boisestate.edu/), a Web-distributed journal of libraries, policy, technology and media, which began in December 2000. His most recent book is First Have Something to Say: Writing for the Library Profession (ALA Editions, 2003). ). His latest book, Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change, is available at http://www.lulu.com/waltcrawford. He also writes a blog, Walt at Random, which you can find at http://walt.lishost.org.

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Articles by Walt Crawford


How can an online artifact establish the same relationships as a good magazine? Is it possible for a non-print magazine to succeed? I looked at these questions a year ago and believe it is time to reevaluate them both.
News/News Feature - January 2003 Issue, Posted Jan 01, 2003
News/News Feature - April 2002 Issue, Posted Apr 01, 2002
Complexity is an important principle if you're building new media and new ways to make content work.
Editorial/Feature - December 2001 Issue, Posted Dec 01, 2001