Role of Libraries as key agents of change in European e-inclusion Context

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Presentation from European congress on e-Inclusion: Delivering Digital Europe in Public Libraries / Brussels, 20-21.september, 2010

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Role of Libraries as key agents of change in European e-inclusion Context

  1. 2. ROLE OF LIBRARIES AS KEY AGENTS OF CHANGE IN EUROPEAN E-INCLUSION CONTEXT <ul><li>Jānis Ziediņš </li></ul><ul><li>State agency «Culture information systems» </li></ul>
  2. 3. Latvia <ul><li>T he central country of the Baltic States </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 64,589 sq.km or 24,937 sq. miles </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 2,270,700 (Riga, the capital 717,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: Latvian </li></ul>
  3. 4. Libraries in Latvia <ul><li>Latvian library system consists of: </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian National Library; </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian Academic Library; </li></ul><ul><li>8 74 public libraries ; </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian Library for the Blind with 7 branches in regions; </li></ul><ul><li>55 special libraries; </li></ul><ul><li>32 libraries belonging to an institution of higher education; </li></ul><ul><li>1017 libraries belonging to schools providing general education and 121 library belonging to professional education institutions </li></ul><ul><li>There is one library per 1092 residents </li></ul>The Riga City Library ( Bibliotheca Rigensis ) was established in 1524 and it is considered to be one of the first public libraries in Europe !
  4. 5. Third Father’s Son Library Public Access Computing Program in Latvia
  5. 6. Virtual Private Network for Libraries
  6. 7. Happy users
  7. 8. Integrated system Digital cultural map - authoritative data Libraries portal Index and search system Museum catalogue ~ 500 000 items Cultural web sites ~ 15 000 web pages Libraries catalogue ~ 1 000 000 items
  8. 9. Latvian movies in libraries – filmas.lv
  9. 10. Choose your movie
  10. 11. Famous movie
  11. 12. Find your library
  12. 13. Since 2009 20’000 movies watched
  13. 14. CHANGE OF IDEA New Libraries portal
  14. 15. 80% no library website
  15. 17. For librarians <ul><li>Professional information </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions in forum </li></ul><ul><li>Library profiles (imported from cultural map) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians can: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>add additional pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>add specific local content (documents, pictures, videos) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>add news </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information about events </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 18. For end users <ul><li>Full information (where, what, when) about all libraries in Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>Search local content from libraries, cultural web sites and museums </li></ul><ul><li>“ My library” </li></ul><ul><li>Join discussions, add comments, even add their own content (cooperation with library) </li></ul>
  17. 20. Libraries portal of Latvia
  18. 21. Ventspils library
  19. 22. Ventspils library – Cultural Map
  20. 23. My Library
  21. 24. Future
  22. 25. Audio archive of Latvian radio Video archive of Television of Latvia
  23. 26. Movies recolored and digitised
  24. 27. Local content from libraries
  25. 28. Public Library – Center of Information, Knowledge, Innovation and Socialization
  26. 29. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>Jānis Ziediņš </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/janis.ziedins </li></ul><ul><li>State Agency Culture Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>53-2 Terbatas Street </li></ul><ul><li>Riga, LV 1011 </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>T: +371 67843084 </li></ul><ul><li>F: +371 67843084 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.3td.lv </li></ul>

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