Wednesday, May 28, 2008

PL 7/08: Traffic papers for IFLA 2008

Filed under: IFLA, statistics, traffic — Tags: , , — plinius @ 9:00 am

Canada beckons – and I am happy my two IFLA papers have been completed.

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

The proposals – with abstracts – are here:

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:



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