Tag Archive for 'Data'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #63: Memorise a high-impact reference

Too often, decision-makers will tend to take libraries for granted, and not spend enough time or effort thinking about them. This is of course a lost opportunity, given how much integrating libraries into policy planning can help support wider policy goals. It’s therefore important to be able to start a […]

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Using Library Map of the World Data as SDG Indicators

Alongside the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a core focus of the United Nations 2030 Agenda is the importance of tracking progress. The two go together; there is little point in setting objectives without establishing also a means of tracing how well countries are doing in achieving them. In order to […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #17: Think about how you can measure success

The test of a great idea is in its delivery. In order to understand whether a service or programme is working, it’s important to be able to see whether it is meeting its goals. But also, proof of what you have achieved is also powerful when advocating. Politicians will meet […]

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Launching IFLA’s Library Stat of the Week

Numbers give us a key means of understanding our world, and the trends and evolutions that are shaping it. They can help us make comparisons, identify successes, and make connections. They are also critical in making an effective case for providing support to libraries. IFLA as an organisation is working […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate: #4 Learn Some Key Library Statistics

Numbers count. When you are making the case for your library – or libraries in general – you need to be able to appeal both to the heart, and the head, of the person you’re talking to. Being able to provide numbers also gives you greater credibility, and so makes […]

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