Author Archives: Peter Lor

About Peter Lor

Peter Johan Lor is a Netherlands-born South African librarian and academic. In retirement he continues to pursue scholarly interests as a research fellow in the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

South African copyright legislation in the spotlight

Denise Nicholson, whose website Scholarly Horizons (https://scholarlyhorizons.co.za/), is a mine of up-to-date information on scholarly information, intellectual property and much else, last month drew attention to a post on the website of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and … Continue reading

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Global gleanings no 11

A column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, compiled by Peter Lor In loco parentis? Not many readers of this column will be old enough to remember the impassioned debates about children’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on librarians and time, I: Bach, anyone?

This is intended to be the first of a series of blog posts under the rubric, Reflections on librarians and time. It is a pervasive, multidimensional theme, which impacts the library and information professions in many ways. I shall indulge … Continue reading

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Cataloguing, with love from Italy

In a conversation in a faculty meeting in a leading South African LIS school in the early 1970s, I ventured the opinion that cataloguing is a central competency of any librarian. This was greeted with of derision. Since then, as … Continue reading

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Global Gleanings #10

This is a slightly expanded version of my column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, compiled for LIASA-in-Touch, the quarterly newsletter of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA). I … Continue reading

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Global Gleanings #9

This is a slightly expanded version of my column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, compiled for LIASA-in-Touch, the quarterly newsletter of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA). An unexpected … Continue reading

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Webinar on International LIS Research: video & documents

A video recording of the Webinar on International Research in LIS, held by the Library Theory and Research (LTR) Section of IFLA on 27 May, is now available at https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/93943?og=5794. My presentation (at 4:41) was followed by a quite interesting … Continue reading

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Global gleanings #8

This is a slightly expanded version of my column of news, views and snippets from the international literature of books, libraries, and information, compiled for LIASA-in-Touch, the quarterly newsletter of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Virtual … Continue reading

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Webinar on International Research — update and link to Bibliography

For the full programme and CVs of presenters and panelists, see  https://iflaltr.wordpress.com/international-research-in-lis/. I have added a link to my brief annotated bibliography of international and comparative LIS research.

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Webinar on International Research in LIS

I’m pleased to post here the announcement of a forthcoming webinar on International Research in LIS organized by IFLA’s section for Library Theory and Research. IFLA Webinar: International Research in LIS Wednesday, May 26 at 17:00 – 18:30 Central European … Continue reading

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