ST 3/13: Statistics training in Romania


The second SFA course this year will be held in Brasov in late June. The final program has just been published.

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Statistics for library director

Braşov, 24-25 of June, 2013, Auditorium of „Transilvania” University

The course is presented by Mr. Tord Høivik, Associate Professor (emeritus) at Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway, Secretary of IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section

The purpose of this course is to presents methods of collecting data and use of statistics in order to create useful tools for library management and to obtain financial support for library activities. The course is organized by Romanian Library Association and the IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section, as part of IFLA’s BSLA program.

Monday, 24th of June

  • 8.30 – 9.00 Participant registration
  • 9.00 – 9.30 Opening speeches:
    •  Prof. dr. Mircea Regneală – președinte ABR
    •  Prof. dr. Liliana Rogozea – prorector Universitatea Transilvania
    • Prof. dr. Angela Repanovici – președinte secțiunea Cultura informației, ABR
  • 9.30-10.20 Opening session – Prof. Tord Høivik
  • 10.20-11.20 Why should we study statistics?
  • 11.20-12.00 Coffee break
  • 12.00-13.00 Which aspects of library work should we focus on?
  • 13.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-16.15 How can we process data?
  • 16.15-17.15 Statistics regarding the usage of electronic resources – dr. Robert Coravu, ROMDIDAC

Tuesday, 25th of June

  • 9.00 – 9.50 How can we collect data?
  • 9.50-10.45 Observe your users!
  • 10.45-11.00 Cofee break
  • 11.00-12.10 How can we present data?
  • 12.10-13.10 Final session
  • 13.30-14.30 Lunch

The support materials are available online at:


7 Responses to “ST 3/13: Statistics training in Romania”

  1.; cflorea@unitbv;; Says:

    1. We learn about different statistical methods.
    2. We will try to dideminate information received in our institutions and we will apply them in our libraries.
    3. positive *****
    Congratulations and many thanks to Mr. Tord Hoivik!
    A group of Academic Libraries

  2. Stanca Sorina Says:

    We learn about concepts in statistics, observational methods, methodology and applications and how to present the data.
    We will start a direct observation research in our own libraries and we will make case studies with questionnaires for library users. We will disseminate the things we learn to our colleagues.
    We enjoy the fact that we could interact with our colleagues, but we would like more time for exercises and discussions.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    We learned about new method for collecting statistical data, how important is the clearness of the concepts and communication of the results.
    We intend to publish a dedicated number of our methodological review with the relevant information of the course. We will try to apply the new knowledge.
    We appreciate the practical approach, a good and friendly communication, the punctual content.
    Claudia Lungu – National Library of Romania
    Tabita Chirita – National Library of Romania
    Alexandra Craciunescu – Library of the Romanian Academy

  4. Nicolaie Constantinescu Says:

    Two important days around new ways on how to perceive statistical data gatherning and presentation. There are some aspects tackling planning of the data that I really didn’t thought about, like those encompassed by observations on particular types of behaviours.
    Indeed, I found a sollution for my own questions concerning “damaging data” for a particular institution. Indeed, aggregation of as much as possible data that with give more insight on a not very advantaging situation may save it instead of permanently damaging it.
    Yes, yes, yes, visual representations are to be visual indeed without any numbers along.

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