This page is a guide to the web resources I produce myself.
It includes settings where I participate as a collaborator, like LATINA and IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section.


  • E-mail: tordhoivik[@]gmail.com – remove square brackets
  • Cell phone: +(47) 97543721
  • Twitter name: Plinious
  • Skype name: Plinius40
  • Work address: Pilestredet 48, Oslo, NORWAY
  • Home address: Ingelstun 43, 2022 Gjerdrum (Wp), 


General sites

Until 2014 I spent lots of time blogging and twittering. At other links activity is sporadic and highly variable. 

English and multimedia

For many years, Plinius was my main blog for work-related posts.The blog exists in an English version (pliny.wordpress.com) and a Norwegian one (plinius.wordpress.com). The contents seldom overlapped. Plinius was closed in 2014, but left open as an archive. 


I enjoy the web as a conversational medium. Comments are welcome. Disagreement is fine. Ordinary rules of netiquette (Wp) apply: civility, relevance, and a dash of humour. 

I find Twitter very useful as a tool for teaching, networking and professional awareness in general. I use Twitter to share interesting resources and to respond quickly to events.  

As of June 2015 the Plinious account had 900+ subscribers. The people and organizations I follow (about 500) keep me updated on the resources they find and the news they respond to. I try to follow quite a number of people and organizations that I disagree with.



Vilnius 2017

Lecture 1
Fort Wayne

LATINA sites

Much of my current work is related to eLearning. This has been carried out within the LATINA program since 2008.



LATINA Africa 2012 was a project blog for a training course that was organized in June 2012 in Uganda, by the Makerere University Library and the LATINA Lab.


Other sites and pages

My second main interest is library analytics. By this I mean the systematic use of numerical data in libraries and by library professionals.


Statistical sites



  • Samstat is a Norwegian blog focused on library statistics. I publish this on behalf of the Norwegian Cooperation Committee for Library Statistics (Samstat is a network of user organizations).
  • Global statistics for advocacy (GLOSSA) was a project blog in English. I published this on behalf of IFLA's Statistics and Evaluation Section, as project cooordinator, until 2013.