Saturday, August 22, 2009

PL 54/09: Global Statistics phase 2

Filed under: #ifla2009, IFLA, statistics — plinius @ 1:50 pm

fukuokaThe Global Statistics project was – I gather – an IFLA-based initiative to reestablish library statistics as an area for data collection, publication and analysis within the Unesco system.

Fukuoka Public Library

The first phase of the project was completed with a conference last year in Montreal. The IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section is now applying for (and is likely to get)  funding for a second phase.

Today we appointed a small committee (Colleen Cook/US, Antoni Feliu Coller/Spain, Tord Høivik/Norway – chair) to plan the work required this autumn. I volunteered for the task, since I have a long-standing interest in development statistics.

In this case, long means forty years – I first taught and investigated social statistics abroad while working at UNAM in Mexico City  in 1969/70. It’s nice to be back.

We’ll have a meeting with Stuart Hamilton, IFLA’s strategic advisor, on Tuesday. There will probably be a small workshop in conjunction with the ISO library statistics meeting in Brussels in October. We hope the central persons from phase 1 – who now have leave the standing committee – will be present: Roswitha Poll, Michael Heaney and Pierre Mounier.



C. Colleen Cook
Texas A & M University Libraries
5000 Tamu
United States
Tel. +(1)(979)8458111
Fax +(1)(979)8456238
E-mail: ccook(@)

Antoni Feliu Oller
Head of Programming, Quality and Innovation
Diputació de Barcelona, Gerència de Serveis de Biblioteques
Comte D’Urgell, 187
Email: feliuoa(@)

Tord Høivik
Associate Professor
Oslo University College
Box 4, St. Olavs plass
0130 OSLO
Tel. +(47)(22)452600
Fax + (47)(22)452605
Email: tordhoivik(@)
Cell phone: +(47)97543721

Michael Heaney
Executive Secretary
Oxford University Library Services
Clarendon Building, Bodleian Library
United Kingdom
Tel. +(44)(1865)277236
E-mail: michael.heaney(@)

Pierre Meunier
Advisor, Evaluation and standardization
Planning and Development Department, Bibliothèque de Montréal
801 Brennan, 5th floor
MONTREAL, Quebec H3C 0G4
Tel. +(1)(514)8725593
Fax +(1)(514)8720530
Email: pmeunier(@)

Roswitha Poll
Former chief librarian
University and Regional Library Münster
Krummer Timpen 3-5
Tel. +(49)(251)8324060
Fax +(49)(251)8328398
Email: pollr(@)


  1. The workshop will be in December rather than October.

    Comment by plinius — Saturday, September 12, 2009 @ 9:01 am

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