May 19, 2022

Just Released: March 2012 Issue of IFLA Journal (Full Text)

The new issue was made available online earlier today by the International Federation of Library Associations.

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Here’s What You’ll Find in the March 2012  (Vol 38 No 1) Issue of IFLA Journal


Papers from San Juan
Stephen Parker

The emphasis in this issue is on papers presented at the World Library and Information Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in August 2011. These are edited versions of papers which were either selected by members of the Editorial Committee as their personal choices, or recommended for publication by Section Committees and subsequently evaluated and ranked highly by the Editorial Committee. In addition, we have one other paper, from Portugal, which was not presented in San Juan.


The state of e-legal deposit in France: Looking back at five years of putting new legislation into practice and envisioning the future
Peter Stirling, Gildas Illien, Pascal Sanz and Sophie Sepetjan 5

Out of the classroom and into the laboratory: Teaching digital curation virtually and experientially
Ross Harvey and Jeannette A. Bastian 25

Professional development, values and strategy – the means for building strong libraries for the future!
Catharina Isberg 35

Developing leadership competencies in librarians
Mary Wilkins Jordan 37

Information literacy and engineering design: Developing an integrated conceptual model
Michael Fosmire 47

Environmental literacy and the emerging roles of information professionals in developing economies
Oluremi A. Abiolu and Oluchi O. Okere 53

The second hand library building: Sustainable thinking through recycling old buildings into new libraries
Petra Hauke and Klaus Ulrich Werner 60

The Gov Doc Kids Group and free government information
Tom Adamich, Martha Childers, Katy Davis, John H. Faria and Antoinette W. Satterfield 68

Learning to read before you walk: Portuguese libraries for babies and toddlers
Ana Margarida Ramos 78


Internet Librarian International 2011: The innovation and technology conference for information professionals
Sanjay K. Bihani 86

News 88

Abstracts 94

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