Author Archive for annokerson

PC Suggested Priorities for 2013-2015

When Patrice Landry completed his term as PC Chair in 2011, he articulated for us a list of suggested priorities, which I came to call “Patrice’s Ten Commandments.”  They were invaluable in launching this term, now nearing its end.  As Chair, I’d like to post here a draft list of […]

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Advancing IFLA’s Goals in World Regions (Crimea)

Advancing the Goals of IFLA and Libraries in our Regions From 10-15 June, I had the opportunity to represent IFLA at the 20th annual Crimea International Library Conference, held in Sudak in Ukraine. Founded and led by Dr. Yakov Shrayberg, facilitated by his indefatigable associate Ksenia Volkova, and coordinated by […]

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Brill/IFLA Open Access Award (monographs)

The PC is sending a last-minute reminder about the new Brill/IFLA Open Access award.  A first call was issued on IFLA-L by Stuart Hamilton on March 14th, 2013 and the IFLA Web site carries a news item dated April 15th, 2013 with all the details: http://www.ifla.org/news/call-for-submissions-for-the-brillifla-open-access-award This is a Professional […]

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Standards as an IFLA “Key Initiative”

During last week’s (April 10th) Governing Board meeting, the Professional Committee proposed and succeeded in targeting the area of “Standards and Guidelines” as one of IFLA’s Key Initiatives for 2013-2014.  The Standards KI will nest under the current Key Initiative 1:  Digital Content Programme – Driving Access to Content..”  As ProfSpeak readers […]

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Standards and PC’s Skype Call, February 1st 2013

In between its in-person meetings, which happen every December, April, and August at the WLIC, your PC meets once or twice via skype.  The meeting scheduled a couple of weeks ago was postponed, as several PC members were out with influenza: hence the delay in reporting to you.  Our lead […]

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IFLA PC Happenings and Holiday Wishes

Dear IFLA Colleagues:  This message comes to give a small update regarding meetings of the Professional Committee held in The Hague earlier this month (about which more in the new year) and to wish everyone in IFLA-world the happiest possible holiday season and a 2013 new year that’s the best […]

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Using Skype for IFLA Committee Communications

[THIS USEFUL POSTING COMES FROM CHRISTOPH ALBERS,  Information Coordinator of the Newspapers Section] As a follow-up of two business meetings at the Helsinki Conference our Standing Committee of the Newspaper Section had a very successful Skype teleconference (without video) on Thursday, 6 September 14:00 (GMT) with 11 participants from different […]

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