Walt Crawford

Walt Crawford, wcc@notes.rlg.org, is an senior analyst in the Integrated Information Services division at the Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG). He was principal designer for Eureka, RLG's patron-oriented search service, and the new Eureka on the Web. He is involved in a range of new digital initiatives working at all levels from catalog record, through searchable archival collection guides, to art image and page image access.

He has been at the Research Libraries Group since 1979, and was previously a programmer/analyst in the University of California, Berkeley, Doe Library from 1968 to 1979.

Walt served as president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, in 1992/93. He is the 1995 recipient of the LITA/ Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science.

Walt has published thirteen books and more than 200 articles and columns on future libraries, personal computing, technology, media, and a range of other library-related topics. He currently contributes monthly columns to American Libraries and EContent Magazine and also appears in Online Magazine, in addition to publishing a free Web-based zine, " Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large ." Walt has also served as an editor and on various editorial boards. He has given just under a hundred speeches to library groups on library, media, and technology topics.

Walt also maintains a boring website that includes a full vita, notes on forthcoming speeches and publications, and occasional extras.