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New Chapter 2

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

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Marrakesh Treaty garners 20th ratification

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

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New chapter posted

At last. I’m in the process of rewriting the first five chapters of the book. Chapters 1 and 2 have been expanded to three. The ones that follow are being renumbered. The new Chapter 1 has been posted here. The … Continue reading

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Libraries, internationalism, and peace, Lectio Magistralis, Florence, 2016

On 2 March 2016 I was privileged to present a “Lectio Magistralis” in Library Science at the University of Florence, in Italy. The lecture was presented in abridged form in Italian, but the full text has been elegantly published in … Continue reading

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Love grown cold: UNESCO and libraries

  Back in 2012 I presented a keynote paper at the UNESCO Open Session during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) on “The IFLA-UNESCO partnership 1947-2012”, later published in a revised version in IFLA Journal. In it I … Continue reading

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Library ABC no. 8: VWX

The latest instalment in my Library ABC has been posted here. It covers the letters V, W, and X. I had no photos for the letter X, but a colleague in Germany kindly pointed me to a city named Xanten. … Continue reading

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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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