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After a gap in 2016. I have now posted installment no. 9, for the letters XYZ. The interruption was due in part due to pressure of work and in part to computer problems which resulted in the disappearance of my … Continue reading
Completely revised and largely rewritten versions of chapters 3, 4 and 5 have now been posted here as chapters 4, 5, and 6 respectively. This completes the “Method” part of my book.
A Bacheloroppgave (bachelor’s thesis) on libraries and peacebuilding, by Natalia Bermudez Qvortrup, has recently been accepted by the Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag, in Oslo, Norway. The title is “Libraries and peacebuilding: the role … Continue reading
The year 2016 was not a good year for peace-makers. We saw continuing violence and destruction in many parts of the world, as well as the rise of intolerant, ill-informed, and intransigent political leaders. I believe that librarians have a … Continue reading
The “Welcome”, “About me” and “Presentations” pages have been updated. In “About me” my curriculum vitae has been abridged and updated, and my lists of publications and of papers and presentations have been updated. Links have been provided for most … Continue reading
The new Chapter 3, Conceptual exploration, has been posted here. In it I attempt to tease out some key LIS concepts and explore some conceptual frameworks that may be useful for research in international and comparative librarianship. This concludes the rewriting … Continue reading
Following up on my earlier post, here is a PowerPoint I presented at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on 6 September, 2016.
In March I posted a message on IFLA’s listserv, IFLA-L, inviting colleagues to send me examples of library activities aimed at promoting peace. This was done with a view to a poster presentation at the 2016 IFLA Congress in Columbus, … Continue reading
The new version of Chapter 2 has been posted here. In this chapter I outline the development of a scholarly field that came to be referred to as international and comparative librarianship, with reference to the themes, genres, motives, and … Continue reading
Good news for blind and visually challenged people everywhere: Canada has become the 20th signatory of the Marrakesh Treaty, the WIPO Treaty on Copyright Exceptions for the Visually Impaired. This means that the treaty, approved in June 2013, can now enter … Continue reading