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1 Cooperation between Public Libraries and Consortium COSEC Practical Examples from Slovenia EIFL General Assembly 2012, Yerevan (Armenia) Katja Rapuš National and University Library, Slovenia

2 quick facts about Slovenian Public Libaries 60 Public Libraries in Slovenia Contributors of near 30 % of materials in Digital Library NUK provides remote access support for 8 Slovenian Regional Libraries EBSCOhost Research Databases available since 2002 under National Licence

3 Public Libraries Association Association of Managers/Directors of Public Libraries National and University Library Consortium COSEC; Coordinator of special tasks for Main Regional Libraries Municipalities Founder, Co-Financer Public Libraries in Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport National Council for Libraries Activities Slovenian Library Association Section for Public Libraries Institute of Information Science – IZUM Slovenian Public Bibliographic Catalogue = 60 Public Libraries = 10 Main Regional Libraries Source:

4 Digital Library and Public Libraries Slovenian Digital Collections Kamra: Cultural Heritage of Slovenian Regions Digital Library of Slovenia – dLib.si * 30% of included digitised materials contributed by PL

5 Providing support and services (National and University Library) Education / Training o Digitisation in Libraries (Workshops as part of Permanent Education Programm for Librarians) o Authors Rights in Digital Environment (Expert Seminar) o Individual (onsite) Councling for Libraries (metadata, selecting trusted digitisation companies – Public tender) o Trainings for effective use of Digital Libraries on librarys location Professional Guidelines o Guidelines for digitization of Library Materials o Agreements ICT Support o Online publishing of digitised materials o Usage Reports Admin o Mini-Searchbox

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7 Consortium COSEC and Public Libraries Most commonly subscribed Databases in Slovenian Public Libraries Main Benefits of working with Consortium COSEC – International: Partner of Consortium EIFL – National: National and University Library; Coordinator for Public Libraries Special Tasks (NUL); Slovenian Library Association; Ministry – Acquisition Consortia - Consortium Discounts – Centralised administration and Constium management (negotiation process, agreements, trial set-up...) – IT support = NUL provides remote access support for 8 Regional Libraries (2011)

8 Practical Examples Trainings / Presentation for librarians and users on location o Project: Growing up with eResources ©Marzena Giers-Fidler ©Melita Ambrožič Promotional Activities o Video tutorials o Promotional Materials

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10 Main Challenges Language! English!! low usage Information Illiteracy : Googled Instant Knowledge Sustainable Financial Support o Reality: In 2012 all Public Libraries received 30 % less funds from Municipalities/Ministry o Solutions: Centralised Support NUK o Expectations: 2013?

11 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Looking forward to your questions and thoughts! Katja Rapuš National and University Library, Slovenia


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