2 in 1: combining the seemingly uncombinable

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A description of the Repository Library of Estonia and the Estonian Library for the Blind, located in the same building. Presented by Vaiko Sepper at the CILIPS Centenary Conference Branch and Group Day which took place on 5 Jun 2008.

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  • 2 in 1: combining the seemingly uncombinable

    1. 1. 2 in 1: Combining the Seemingly Uncombinable Vaiko Sepper Inspire and Transform: Regenerating Services Peebles, 3-5 June 2008
    2. 2. The Republic of Estonia <ul><li>Area: 45,000 km ² </li></ul><ul><li>Islands: 1500 </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes: 1200 </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers: 7000 </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 1.3 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estonians – 900 000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other nationalities – 400 000 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>First mentioned in 1154 </li></ul><ul><li>Population 400,000 </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO World Heritage Site since1997 </li></ul><ul><li>The European Capital of Culture 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Skype – Tallinn IT start-up </li></ul>
    4. 10. Libraries in Estonia 80 million 3320 1080 Total 5 million 590 450 School libraries 11 million 1680 570 Public libraries 64 million 1050 60 Research and special libraries Collections Staff Number of libraries
    5. 11. Use of Library Services <ul><li>Registered users – </li></ul><ul><li>750 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Visits – 11 million </li></ul><ul><li>Loans - 16 million </li></ul><ul><li>Loans per user-21 </li></ul>
    6. 12. 2 in 1 <ul><li>The Repository Library of Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Receive, store and make available low-use but valuable material </li></ul><ul><li>Redistribute documents </li></ul><ul><li>Branch: The Estonian Library for the Blind </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to information for the visually impaired readers </li></ul>
    7. 13. Staff/Budget <ul><li>Administered by the Ministry of Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Library Board – 6 members </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repository Library - 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library for the Blind -11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual budget – total £500 000 </li></ul>
    8. 14. Selection Criteria <ul><li>Material selected for storage by owner library </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership delegated to the Repository Library </li></ul><ul><li>Only foreign language material stored </li></ul><ul><li>No-duplicates policy observed </li></ul>
    9. 15. Cataloguing <ul><li>Estonian Libraries Network Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>established in 1996 ( 13 members ) </li></ul><ul><li>join s libraries into an integrated electronic library system </li></ul><ul><li>manage s the jointly generated union catalogue ESTER </li></ul><ul><li>ESTER </li></ul><ul><li>includes 2,2 million bibliographic records </li></ul><ul><li>200 000 new records added in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>20 000 records added by the Repository Library of Estonia </li></ul>
    10. 16. Collection <ul><li>Total collection - 485 000 items </li></ul><ul><li>Additions in 2007 -10 000 items </li></ul><ul><li>Books – 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals – 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading-room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-library loan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic document delivery </li></ul></ul>
    11. 18. Redistribution of Documents <ul><li>Total collection: 820 000 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007 received 210 000 items </li></ul><ul><li>Donated to other libraries 42 000 items </li></ul><ul><li>Discarded 200 000 items </li></ul>
    12. 19. The Estonian Library for the Blind <ul><li>Main Functions </li></ul><ul><li>producing audiobooks on CD-s in mp3 format </li></ul><ul><li>editing and printing Braille materials </li></ul><ul><li>making tactile maps and pictures for Braille books </li></ul><ul><li>providing library services </li></ul><ul><li>d igitation and restoration of old audiobooks </li></ul>
    13. 20. The Estonian Library for the Blind <ul><li>Holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Audiobooks – 2000 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Braille books – 600 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile books – 50 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly production </li></ul><ul><li>75 titles of audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>60 titles of Braille books </li></ul><ul><li>8 titles of talking periodicals </li></ul>
    14. 21. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.hoiuraamatukogu.ee </li></ul>

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