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PL 37/12: Professionally speaking ...

Two days ago I received a pleasant surprise: IFLA’s Professional Committee (PC) has started its own blog site.

Picture: informal gathering of Finnish library activists (2010) 485 more words


PL 32/12: From sites to streams

The IFLA conference in Helsinki demonstrated that communication patterns on the web are changing. Ordinary blogging is strongly down – compared with earlier conferences, while twittering is way up. 552 more words


Feeding the Angry Birds in Helsinki

I’m currently away at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2012 held in Helsinki, Finland.

It’s by far the biggest international conference I’ve been to (over 4,200 delegates from 120 countries) and it’s the longest I’ve been away for work in a long time. 426 more words


PL 11/12: African libraries as centers of e-learning

This paper will be presented at the main IFLA conference in Helsinki:

Picture: From the LATINA Summer course in Oslo 2010

The LATINA approach

The LATINA Lab is a training and development unit within the Learning Centre and Library of the University College of Oslo and Akershus in Norway. 689 more words


PL 73/11: IFLA asked to reduce fees

Social media allow scattered individuals to mobilize.

In December, the first calls for papers for next year’s IFLA (in Helsinki this time) are published. This time, people started to complain about the high conference fees that IFLA charges. 215 more words


PL 65/11: Early days in library statistics

At the IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section we are discussing our theme for next year’s session in Helsinki.

We use Linked-in as our discussion forum. The contributions are internal to the group, but not terribly secret. 259 more words


IFLAcamp, first announcement

If you are not up for a paperchase, here is the direct link to our new section about IFLAcamp. ;)