Monday, August 2, 2010

PL 54/10: Statistics agenda in Gøteborg

Filed under: statistics — plinius @ 8:26 am

Much of IFLA’s work is done by the many specialized sections.

To illustrate what we do in the section for Statistics and Evaluation, I reproduce the agenda (draft) of our committee meeting next week in Gothenburg. The most interesting parts are the points under strategic planning.


8.30 – 11:20 hrs

The meeting takes place over two separate days:


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Adoption of the agenda
  • Adoption of the minutes from Standing Committee Meetings in Milan 2009
  • Report from the meetings of the Professional Committee and Governing Board
    • (see also item No. 9) [= Implementing IFLAs Strategic Plan]
  • Treasurer’s report

(Strategic planning)

  • Global Library Statistics for Advocacy
    • Workshop [in the Hague last december]
    • Report on the working group
  • Implementation: State of things, further activities
    • Here: Gothenburg off-site workshop [on Thursday, August 12]
  • Library Statistics Manifesto
    • State of things, further action
  • Global library statistics Phase II
    • Further action

I have discussed these issues in two recent posts on the GLOSSA blog:


  • Implementing IFLAs Strategic Plan 2010-2015
    • S&E actions and activities
  • Report on joint project: performance measures for libraries serving print disabled people
  • Report on joint pre-conference with Serials/ Continuing Ressources Section
    • Measuring usage and understanding users! (Stockholm, August 8th)
  • Housekeeping for Gothenburg Conference


11:30 – 13:00 hrs

  • Programme Planning for St. Juan 2011
    • = IFLA conference in Puerto Rico
  • Preliminary Planning for Helsinki 2012
  • Review of Gothenburg conference:
    • main section session
    • GLOSSA-Workshop
    • e-metrics SIG session
    • joint session with Library Theory and Research (LTR), Management of Library Associations (MLA) and others
      • Towards national library strategy: opening up access to research
  • Members activities
  • Miscellaneous

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