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Problematizing digitization: IFLA LTR Satellite Conference, August 2015

Digitization and digital resources have featured in many articles, books and meetings, but mainly the emphasis has been on technology (how to digitize and collect born-digital media), management (how to run an efficient digital programme) and, more recently, curation (managing … Continue reading

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INFOST 891 Course schedule & bibliography

This Fall (2015) I’m planning to present my International and Comparative Librarianship course, now numbered INFOST 891, again. It’s a three-credit graduate level course in the School of Information Studies (SOIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). For general information, here is … Continue reading

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Library STU

Hot off the press: the seventh instalment of my Library ABC covers the letters S, T and U.

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Cape Town 2014: Post-Congress Birding?

Around 1995, I put a message on IFLA-L inviting IFLA birders to contact me with a view to forming an IFLA Bird Club. There were four responses. One of the names now escapes me, but Pentti Vattulainen, Charles Townley and … Continue reading

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L’Arbre aux livres

Before heading for the  80th IFLA Conference World Library and Information Congress, in Lyon, we spent a few days in the lovely city of Nancy, in the Lorraine region of France. Strolling around the Vieille Ville (old town) quarter we came … Continue reading

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Peter’s Library ABC, 6th instalment: PQR

I’ve been reminded that I haven’t yet posted here the sixth instalment of my Library ABC. Every year, around Christmas/New year, I send out a newsletter to friends and colleagues. It has some professional and personal news, and I add … Continue reading

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LTR Satellite meeting planned for Cape Town 2015

I recently learned that IFLA’s Professional Committee has approved a proposal from the Section of Library Theory and Research to hold a pre-congress satellite meeting in Cape Town in August 2015. The theme of the meeting is “Digital preservation as … Continue reading

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Pirates!

There is never a dull moment at an IFLA Congress. This afternoon in Gothenburg we were addressed by a pirate. The joint session of FAIFE (Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) and the Section of Information Technology featured … Continue reading

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Marathon session, August 12th

After hearing Henning Mankell’s deservedly well-attended plenary address, I spent most of the rest of today in the joint session of the sections of Management of Library Associations, Library Theory and Research, Management and Marketing, Education and Training, and Statistics … Continue reading

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Högsbo Public Library, August 10th

One of the pleasures of not being a secretary general is being able to join in activities that ordinary delegates can take time out to do, such as library visits. This year I chose Library Visit #18, to Högsbo Public … Continue reading

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