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    Renate Strazdina, Ernst and Young (LV) Renate Strazdina, Ernst and Young (LV) Presentation Transcript

    • Confirming the value ofLatvian public librariesSmart, sustainable and inclusive access toknowledge in times of austerity
    • Why quantify the value of public libraries?
    • Quantification of benefits by public libraries Annual budget, LVL Number of visits 21 324 319 16 784 003 13 801 600 9 326 347 9 943 745 7 919 156 2008 2009 2010 ► Libraries are ever more important during the times of austerity. What benefits do they bring?Page 3 Value of Latvian public libraries
    • Our findings
    • Monetary benefits Change in the net benefits of public libraries (WTP data, thousand LVL) 12 000 10 000 9 650 Thousands 8 000 7 266 6 470 6 000 4 000 2 494 2 000 0 2008 2009 2010 ► Direct net annual benefit of public library system in Latvia 6 470 030 LVL (on average 9 216 566 EUR) ► Annual indirect benefits to the economy 9 890 423 LVLPage 5 Value of Latvian public libraries
    • Benefit-cost ratio of library services Exhibitions 5,77 Use of PCs and Internet 3,04 Reading room 1,45 Average B/C Lending 1,42 ratio for Photocopying 0,88 libraries 1,37 Printing 0,79 ICT training classes 0,49 ► Traditional and ICT Public events 0,42 services generate ICT consultations 0,39 much of the value of Reference services 0,33 public libraries Scanning 0,27Services for disabled users 0,12Page 6 Value of Latvian public libraries
    • Non-monetary benefits ► Users find libraries to be space for gathering, networking, education and culture ► Libraries are perceived positively – they improve quality of life, encourage education and culture and provide a chance to save money ► Libraries improve information flow and access to education, as well as reduces unemploymentPage 7 Value of Latvian public libraries
    • Thank you!
    • Confirming the value ofLatvian public librariesDr. sc.ing Renāte StrazdiņaExecutive Director