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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.

Contact

  • 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), 
  • NORWAY

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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. 

Norwegian

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.

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LATINA sites

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

Recent

2012-14

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.

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Other sites and pages

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

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Statistical sites

English

Norwegian

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  • 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.

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