Both deal with library traffic. The first reports on an observational study of library users in the new public-com-academic library in Drammen, a city of sixty thousand inhabitants forty kilometers south of Oslo – on the west side of the Oslo fiord. The second looks at web traffic to national libraries.
Since the author comes from statistics and sociology, both combine empirical data with discussions of methodology
- Count the traffic. Paper for IFLA 2008 in Quebec
- How much is much? Developing and interpreting national library visitor statistics. Paper for IFLA 2008 in Quebec.
The proposals – with abstracts – are here:
- PL 4/08. Observing the traffic. Proposal for IFLA paper on physial visitor statistics.
- PL 3/08. How much is much?. Proposal for IFLA paper on national library web visitor statistics.
The third proposal, for the satellite conference in Montreal, did not pass the hurdle:
- PL 5/08. The high cost of quality. Proposal for IFLA satellite paper on technical and political issues in library indicator development.
But there will be new opportunities, I am sure. The topic is topical …
ADDED July 22
Both papers are also on the IFLA server:
- Count the traffic. I have started to prepare the presentation (draft in Google Docs)
- How much is much? Developing and interpreting national library visitor statistics