Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program Presentation


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Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program Presentation

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation implemented in 14 countries around the world </li></ul><ul><li>6 grantees in Europe: Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Ukraine </li></ul><ul><li>“ Global Libraries” has 5 EU member countries : Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania </li></ul>Glob@l Libraries in Europe
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ministry of Culture (Lead Organization) </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Development Programme (Implementing Agency) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Transport, Information </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and Communications </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgarian Library and Information Association </li></ul>Glob@l Libraries in Bulgaria
  4. 4. <ul><li>960 glob@l libraries providing public access to IT equipment and the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>260 host municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>895 towns and villages of all sizes </li></ul>WHAT DO WE HAVE in Bulgaria ?
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  8. 8. <ul><li>13 492 equipment items (desktops, laptops, multifunctional printers, network and multimedia devices) - 4935 are computers </li></ul><ul><li>7 equipment packages based on library space and population size </li></ul><ul><li>(3 to 25 computers for users per library) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft software donated for all workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access provided by the municipality / chitalishte </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized IT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Options for centralized IT infrastructure for GLB under consideration </li></ul>ICT
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>By the end of 2011: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-subject training for librarians ( 2011-2013) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30+ training days per participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1467 librarians trained in ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1841 librarians trained in other fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT training for citizens ( organized by the target libraries ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2114 group training event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13875 adults trained in computer / Internet </li></ul></ul>WHAT’S GOING ON ?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Help for unemployed people to find jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Help for farmers to buy or sell machinery and consumables </li></ul><ul><li>Filling in applications for financial subsidies </li></ul><ul><li>Lists of medications approved by the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund and health-related information </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance checks </li></ul><ul><li>Help for young people to find / enroll in schools and universities </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for information on EU-funding </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of project proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Paying household bills online </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Chitalishte library in a settlement with population between 500 and 2 , 500 inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>3 desktop computers (with cameras and headphones), a multimedia projector, a multifunctional printer and scanner, network equipment </li></ul><ul><li>A full-time librarian (8 hours / day) helping visitors use the ICT equipment and access e-services </li></ul><ul><li>As of end-2011, the librarian has been trained in ICT and at least one more area </li></ul><ul><li>The library has just started providing access to e-services </li></ul>A Typical “Glob@l Library” in Bulgaria - early 2012
  12. 12. For 2011 we can report …
  13. 13. More Library Visits – percentage increase compared to 2010
  14. 14. <ul><li>For the first half of 2011 the increase of the visits is 11 % </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of 2011 the total increase is 16% </li></ul><ul><li>The greatest increase is reported in the small settlements – up to 2500 inhabitants </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Built infrastructure : 4 , 935 public Internet access spots </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians trained to assist library users </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative services for the population based on ICT </li></ul><ul><li>A network with high potential – technical, human and institutional infrastructure at 960 points </li></ul>In conclusion …
  16. 16. Increasing the added value of the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria network in providing access to electronic services and facilitating digital inclusion What do we offer ?