Integrating library services with daisy books (RNIB, March 2010)


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PPP door Geert Ruebens and Saskia Boets by Luisterpunt (Flemish Public Library for Audio Books and Braille Books), about Public Libraries in Flanders, the Flemish Library for Audio Books and Braille Books in Flanders and about Integrating Library Services with Daisy Books in Public Libraries. Overview.

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  • Agreement – permission / which agreements do you have?
  • Children’s Book Parliament at the start of the Children’s Book Week - Recht op boeken – Right to Read (in the real Flemish Parliament) (and the real chairman of this Parliament, the convenor is a wellknown radio and television personality) – Right to read books, also if you can’t read conventionally printed books
  • Audio box with children’s book fragments
  • Daisy Vlaanderen en Daisy webdienst: Daisy Flanders and Daisy webservice: Daisy-organisations in Flanders think and work together for streaming / downloading. For this issue, we are interested to hear more about your Book Stream Club.
  • Daisy box Lokeren, 6 books in print and in Daisy, 6 different levels of reading difficulty
  • Integrating library services with daisy books (RNIB, March 2010)

    1. 1. Integrating Library Services with Daisy Books in Public Libraries Geert Ruebens & Saskia Boets LUISTERPUNT Flemish Library for Audio and Braille Books (Belgium) RNIB, March, 30th 2010
    2. 2. Summary <ul><ul><li>Belgium (Flanders) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public libraries in Flanders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special libraries for print disabled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008: ‘Luisterpunt’: new special library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with public libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. 1. Belgium <ul><li>Federal Structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Regions (economy, defence, justice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Communities (culture, education, social affairs, health) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Own Cultural Policy and Minister </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flemish: Luisterpunt; French: ONA, Ligue braille </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Provinces (Flanders 5, Wallonia 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Official languages: 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flanders: Dutch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wallonia: French </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brussels: Dutch + French (+ many other languages) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>German Community: German </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 1 . Facts about Flanders <ul><li>Surface: 13.511 km² (B: 30.513 km²) </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 5.940.251 (58%) (Belgium: 10.239.085) </li></ul><ul><li>Age structure : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youngsters (0-19 years): 23% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adults (20-64 years): 60% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elderly (+65 years): 17% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual impaired: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2009: 2% = 126.000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2015: 160.000 </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. 2 . Public Libraries in Flanders <ul><li>Municipalities: 308 (Belgium: 589) </li></ul><ul><li>Membership of a library: 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Library law: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>library = obligation (1921, 1978) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decree Local Cultural Policy (2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flemish agencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locus: support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibnet: support library automation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Luisterpunt: for people with print disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zorgbib: for residents of hospitals, homes for elderly people and asylum reception centres </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. 2 . Library structure Flemish Government & Agencies Provinces & Special libraries Service Points (800) & Municipalities: libraries (300) Population / Public
    7. 7. 3 . Special libraries
    8. 8. 3. Special libraries:key figures 2009 <ul><li>Users: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.000 active members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>= 3,5% of the target group (126.000) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Braille: 10.000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daisy: 15.500 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lending: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Braille: 9.400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daisy: 210.000 + 84.000 to libraries and homes for elderly </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. 3 . Special libraries
    10. 10. <ul><li>2008: New library for print disabled </li></ul><ul><li>Increased funding by Flemish Government: 1,5 MEUR/year </li></ul><ul><li>Demand of Government: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more readers: doubling by 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more cooperation with public libraries, homes for the elderly and schools </li></ul></ul> 4. ‘Luisterpunt’
    11. 11. <ul><li>- meaningful name </li></ul><ul><li>- logo Public Libraries integrated </li></ul><ul><li>- baseline: Everybody can read </li></ul> 4. ‘Luisterpunt’
    12. 12. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Link to online catalogue with possibility of reservation </li></ul><ul><li>Information: Policy Plan, Promotion Projects, Cooperation Public Libraries, Membership, Collection, … </li></ul><ul><li>Audio fragments </li></ul> 4. ‘Luisterpunt’
    13. 14. 4. ‘Luisterpunt’
    14. 15. 4 . Luisterpunt: objective 1 <ul><li>Braille on demand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Near future: developing digital braille books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only print on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autumn 2010 </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. 4 . Luisterpunt: objective 2 <ul><li>Dyslectic people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing interest for Daisy books by persons with dyslexia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing awareness in society for dyslexic persons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and listening at the same time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daisy campaign for schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>?? Flemish Publishers Association </li></ul></ul>
    16. 20. 4 . Luisterpunt: objective 3 <ul><li>Daisy books and Daisy players in public libraries (see 5.) </li></ul>
    17. 21. 4 . Luisterpunt: objective 4 <ul><li>Streaming and/or downloading of Daisy books </li></ul>
    18. 22. 4 . Luisterpunt: objective 5 <ul><li>Promotion of audio books 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- New look & feel: posters, leaflets, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Public libraries in every publication and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Promotion campaign to elderly: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2000 Daisy Players for 1000 homes for elderly </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mediacampaign & promotional materials (Daisy Audio Point) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops: training professionals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parcels of 100 Daisy books </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 25. 4 . Luisterpunt: objective 5 <ul><li>2009 Promotion campaign to elderly: </li></ul><ul><li>- 2000 Daisy Players for 1100 homes for elderly </li></ul><ul><li>- Mediacampaign & promotional materials: information articles, radio spot, … </li></ul><ul><li>- 28 Workshops in homes for elderly and 5 in public libraries, for 500 occupation therapists (brochure) </li></ul><ul><li>- Parcels of 100 Daisy books in 254 homes, 90 homes ask books per title, other homes prefere working together with the public library or Zorgbib (Zorgbib has 2000 Daisy books) </li></ul><ul><li>- 5 Daisy Audio Points, lended by 23 libraries and 4 homes for elderly (1 month or +) </li></ul>
    20. 27. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries <ul><li>Online catalogue of Daisy and braille books is part of Flemish union catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online reservation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Daisy books in public libraries </li></ul>
    21. 28. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries <ul><ul><li>Parcels of 100 Daisy books (also children’s books) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loan directly to readers and available in the homes for elderly and schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only for targetgroup: declaration of honour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs promotion with local organisations </li></ul></ul>
    22. 29. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries <ul><ul><li>Every library gets 1 or 2 Daisy players for free (Province) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2010: 80 % of the public libraries join the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More information: Saskia </li></ul></ul>
    23. 30. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries <ul><li>Agreement between 3 partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special library (for free): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loan of Daisy books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution of promotional materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training in use of Daisy book and player </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public library: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment for local promotion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provincial government: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support in promotion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 or 2 Daisy players in each library for free </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 31. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries <ul><li>Result: win-win situation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People with reading problems: no treshold, continuation of library use, principle of inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public libraries: continuation of service to same customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special libraries: broaden of the targetgroup to middle aged and elderly people </li></ul></ul>
    25. 33. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries <ul><li>Today: 245/309 public libraries have Daisy players and Daisy books </li></ul><ul><li>2009: 14 workshops for library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Special attention on our website </li></ul><ul><li>Support and tips – Daisy-brochure for public libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to reach target groups / stakeholders / local organisations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and promotion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotional products (leaflets, posters, short manual) </li></ul><ul><li>2 Provinces made a Daisy Desk (books, player with welcome cd, poster, leaflets) </li></ul>
    26. 34. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries
    27. 37. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries
    28. 38. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries
    29. 39. 5. Cooperation Public Libraries
    30. 41. http:// /2009/10/ daisy-in-de-bibliotheek.html
    31. 44. 6. Contact <ul><li>Web: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +32 70 24 60 70 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>Geert Ruebens, director [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Voet, librarian [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Saskia Boets, communication and promotion [email_address] </li></ul>