Strategic planning

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graoh meetingYesterday morning the GLOSSA working group – plus Michael Heaney and Roswitha Poll – met with Stuart Hamilton and Fiona Bradley to coordinate actvities.

IFLA is now developing a coherent series of training modules for competence building in the library associations.  The main focus is advocacy – or the power to mobilize people, politicians, parties and governments at all levels to  support libraries – based on their results.

Stuart invited our section to develop a learning module on the collection and use of statistics within that framwork.The module should be developed during the next year (09-10). Fiona will be our link to the IFLA HQ.

We are going ahead with this, of course. I take it for granted that the important work done by the section on global statistics for libraries, in cooperation with Unesco,  during the last few years, will be integrated with the educational project.

The section will meet again today to discuss the next steps.

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2 Responses to “Strategic planning”

  1. Ugne Rutkauskiene Says:

    Great news!

    I am sure that such a framework will be very useful, especialy in countries where library statistics are at quite a poor level. If hope this framework will reflect the newest trends in libstat, like e-metrics and outcome based measures. Also I think it is important to involve countries, which are supposed to use this framework for reality-checking.

  2. plinius Says:

    Hi Ugne:

    Thanks for your comment. We aim to evaluate both recent and more well-established measures of impact. Field testing under realistic conditions is also necessary.

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