Technically, this one isn’t a book (and it doesn’t appear in the book section of my vita)—but in terms of effort, reward and readership, it should probably count as a book. Instead, it’s an issue of Library Technology Reports, a periodical (also sold as single editions) from ALA TechSource.
I believe this is the last book (or booklike thing) I wrote while still at RLG. I believe this came about after some conversations with Patrick Hogan.
Library Technology Reports are relatively short and have a fairly standard format. Each one (I believe) has a single topic and a single author.
The issue has seven chapters of roughly equal length:
- Thinking in Policy Terms
- The Copyright Spectrum
- Technology, Privacy, Confidentiality and Security
- Policy Prerequisites and Technology Limitations
- Policy, Technology, and the Digital Corpus
- Library Policies and Social Policy Issues
- Sources and Resourcs
I was pretty happy with this one, and it was the last traditionally-published monograph I had for six years.
Crawford, Walt. “Policy and Library Technology.” Library Technology Reports 41:2 (March/April 2005), pp. 1-63. ISSN 0024-2586.