Economic value    of public libraries in Latvia      Kristine Paberza      Impact Assessment Manager      Public library d...
Public libraries in Latvia                                 18 min                                 13 min                  ...
Public library users                              % of all inhabitants                Autumn 2007   Spring 2009           ...
Library internet users    % of all inhabitants           Internet users     Library internet users                        ...
Frequency of library internet use    % of all library internet users           Every or almost every day   Several times a...
Personal benefits     % of all library internet users      To find info for hobbies                        79%      To fin...
Local community benefits     % of all library internet users                              2007      2009      2011        ...
Why do we need to quantify economic    value?                  Annual budget, LVL     Number of visits     21 324 319     ...
Cost – benefit calculationsEconomic     Data source General approach to calculationimpactDirect       Survey /       Value...
Data sources and samples1. Public libraries’ national statistics2. Survey dataTarget audience                      SampleL...
Valuation of public library                       servicesCongingent valuation method: Willingness to pay (WTP) Willingn...
Services analysed in the study   Public library services in general   Lending   Reading room   Use of PCs and Internet...
Direct net annual benefit ofpublic library system in Latvia6 470 030 LVL (cost-benefit ratio = 1,37)31 715 833 LTL / 11 41...
Annual indirect benefits tothe economy9 890 423 LVL (cost-benefit ratio = 1,96)48 482 466 LTL / 17 443 427 USD            ...
Alternative net annual benefits     WTP             WTP             WTA (including 0)   (excluding 0)   (including 0)  6 4...
Cost-benefit ratios of services                                     WTP (including 0)                Exhibitions          ...
Change in the net benefitsWTP (including 0)                                9 650 067                    7 266 133    2 493...
What’s next?Internet connectivity subsidy900 000 LVL                 2 595 250 LVLSummer reading program13 800 LVL        ...
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This is the presentation used to describe the findings from the study "Economic value and impact of public libraries in Latvia" at the international conference "Changes in Libraries and in Society. Results of Impact Assessment" in Vilnius, June 7, 2012.

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Economic value of public libraries in Latvia

  1. 1. Economic value of public libraries in Latvia Kristine Paberza Impact Assessment Manager Public library development project «Father’s Third Son»2
  2. 2. Public libraries in Latvia 18 min 13 min 24 min3 16 min
  3. 3. Public library users % of all inhabitants Autumn 2007 Spring 2009 Autumn 2009 Spring 2011 61% 44%48%38% 38%40% 38% 34% 26% 17% 9% Active users Passive users Non-users 4
  4. 4. Library internet users % of all inhabitants Internet users Library internet users 73% 2011 30% 69% 2009 28% 61% 2007 13%5
  5. 5. Frequency of library internet use % of all library internet users Every or almost every day Several times a week At least once a week At least once a month More rarely 2011 15% 30% 38% 11% 7% 2007 7% 13% 28% 30% 21%6
  6. 6. Personal benefits % of all library internet users To find info for hobbies 79% To find community info 69% To find health info 65% To find info for studies 62% To save or earn money 59% To help children in school 54% To engage in social life 47% To do shopping 47% To improve existing job 43% To find a job 38%7
  7. 7. Local community benefits % of all library internet users 2007 2009 2011 80% 81%81% 82% 76% 72%74% 74% 71% 68% 64% 58% 56% 53% 46% Access to Possibility to Better social Access to Access to labour market save time and communication information private e- money services8
  8. 8. Why do we need to quantify economic value? 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 20109
  9. 9. Cost – benefit calculationsEconomic Data source General approach to calculationimpactDirect Survey / Value of service assigned by usersbenefits national multiplied by the utilisation of this statistics serviceIndirect Survey / Qualitative research for non-benefits findings monetary indirect benefits. from similar Use of ratios of indirect monetary studies benefits from other studiesDirect costs Survey / Expenses on salaries multiplied by national time proportion librarians spend on statistics delivering particular service plus overheads 10
  10. 10. Data sources and samples1. Public libraries’ national statistics2. Survey dataTarget audience SampleLatvian inhabitants (including 3004library users and non-users)Public library managers 596Public library librarians 1246Municipality leaders 91 11
  11. 11. Valuation of public library servicesCongingent valuation method: Willingness to pay (WTP) Willingness to accept (WTA) 12
  12. 12. Services analysed in the study Public library services in general Lending Reading room Use of PCs and Internet ICT training classes ICT consultations Services for disabled users Public events Exhibitions Reference services Printing, scanning, copying 13
  13. 13. Direct net annual benefit ofpublic library system in Latvia6 470 030 LVL (cost-benefit ratio = 1,37)31 715 833 LTL / 11 410 988 USD 14
  14. 14. Annual indirect benefits tothe economy9 890 423 LVL (cost-benefit ratio = 1,96)48 482 466 LTL / 17 443 427 USD 15
  15. 15. Alternative net annual benefits WTP WTP WTA (including 0) (excluding 0) (including 0) 6 470 030 49 783 136 155 104 683Alternative cost-benefit ratios WTP WTP WTA (including 0) (excluding 0) (including 0) 1,37 3,88 9,96 16
  16. 16. Cost-benefit ratios of services WTP (including 0) Exhibitions 5,77 Use of PCs and Internet 3,04 Reading room 1,45 Lending 1,42 Photocopying 0,88 Printing 0,79 1,37 ICT training classes 0,49 Public events 0,42 ICT consultations 0,39 Reference services 0,33 Scanning 0,27Services for disabled users 0,12 17
  17. 17. Change in the net benefitsWTP (including 0) 9 650 067 7 266 133 2 493 890 2008 2009 2010 18
  18. 18. What’s next?Internet connectivity subsidy900 000 LVL 2 595 250 LVLSummer reading program13 800 LVL 1 709 657 LVL 19
  19. 19. Thanks forattention!

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