Cites & Insights 14:6 (June 2014) available

Walt Crawford waltcrawford at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 28 16:57:05 EDT 2014

Cites & Insights 14:6 (June 2014) is now available for downloading at

The print-oriented two-column version is 16 pages long. You may also
view or download a 32-page one-column 6x9" ereader-oriented version at

This issue includes three sections:
The Front: Beyond the Damage (pp. 1-4)

Libraries that subscribe to Library Technology Reports should, some
time in the next few days or weeks, receive "Big-Deal Serial
Purchasing: Tracking the Damage"--and academic libraries that don't
subscribe to LTR may want to purchase this edition from ALA Editions.
It brings last year's The Big Deal and the Damage Done forward to
cover 2002-2012 and offers a tighter and more sophisticated view of
the situation. (Spoiler alert: Things got worse from 2010 to 2012)

Simultaneously, I'm publishing Beyond the Damage: Circulation,
Coverage and Staffing, a book looking at some other aspects of
academic libraries and how they changed between 2002 and 2012. It's
available in two forms, each $45: a 130-page paperback with color
graphs--or a site-licensed PDF ebook with precisely the same content.
Easiest way to find it: go to and search "Crawford beyond
damage" (no quotes needed)--that currently yields just the two

Media: Mystery Collection, part 7 (pp. 4-12)

For the first time, most of these movies are in color--which doesn't
necessarily mean they're better, as this is also (I believe) the first
time I've given up on movies before they're finished in five out of 24
cases. There are some gems, but also some real dross here.

The Back (pp. 12-16)

Little snarky essays on a variety of things, not all of them entirely humorous.

Next time...
As previously announced, the next issue (which might be the July
issue, the July/August issue, or the Summer 2014 issue) should appear
some time in June and will be a single- essay issue delving into the
realities behind the Beall list--including not only original research
but a control group!

After that...well, there's still time to become a supporter or sponsor
of Cites & Insights.


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