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

Contact information

  • 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

English and multimedia


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 humourOn the web, I mostly blog or twitter. At other links activity is sporadic and highly variable.

I found Twitter very useful as a tool for teaching, networking and professional awareness in general. When the account was active, I used Twitter to share interesting resources and to respond quickly to events.  

As of June 2014 the account had 900+ subscribers. The people I followed (about 500) kept me updated on the resources they found and the news they responded to. I tried to follow quite a number of people and organizations that I disagree with. 
Recent events

LATINA sites

Much of my current work is related to the LATINA program.

LATINA is a change-oriented digital training program at Oslo and Akershus University College. Our goal is to provide teachers, students and professional people with the technical, social and conceptual tools they need to operate successfully in a web-based world. The program staff combine strong links to libraries with a strong commitment to teaching and educational design. 


  • LATINA Manual. A small test site using Google Sites
  • LATINA. Big collection of links from the LATINA program. 

Books in my life

Statistical sites


Recent events


Other sites and pages

  • Plinius was my main blog for work-related posts until the summer 2014. The blog exists in an English version (pliny.wordpress.com) and a Norwegian one (plinius.wordpress.com). The contents seldom overlapped. 
  • 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.
  • LATINA Africa 2012 is a project blog for a training course that was organized in June 2012 in Uganda, by the Makerere University Library and the LATINA Lab.