Author Archive: Robin Kear

From left: Peter Collins, Perrine de Coëtlogon, and Sandy Hirsh

IFLA: Smart Cities and Blockchain Development

August 26, 2019

According to the session’s moderator, May Chang, chief technology officer for University of Cincinnati (Ohio) Library, urbanization and population growth continue to put pressure on local and federal governments to ensure a sustainable living environment. Supported by technology and data, many cities are deploying smart and connected applications in transportation and mobility, public safety, public … Continue reading IFLA: Smart Cities and Blockchain Development

Dancers perform at the Opening Session of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress in Athens August 25. (Screenshot of opening session livestream)

IFLA: Dialogue for Change

August 26, 2019

This year’s theme invites the international community to discuss changes in the library community through 250 sessions, 500 speakers, and 17 local library visits that will give delegates opportunities to learn and network. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald Leitner welcomed colleagues and announced their plans to launch the new IFLA Strategy 2019–2024 during … Continue reading IFLA: Dialogue for Change