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1 Paula Morão General Directorate for Books and Libraries Ministry of Culture - Portugal The Portuguese Public Libraries Network May 15th, 2008

2 The Portuguese Public Libraries Network 1987 Establishment and beginning of the Programme Councils (85% of the country’s councils, Madeira and Azores included) 161 public libraries Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

3 The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Funding The DGLB financial support amounts up to 50% of the total cost including: Architecture project Building costs Acquisition of furniture and equipment Acquisition of the starting collection Automation Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

4 The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Total DGLB investment by the end of the programme …………………………..………€ DGLB investment until now………………….. € Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

5 Biblioteca de Cascais arch. Teresa Duarte The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Standard programmes Municipal Library typology 1 Small councils: < inhabitants Minimum gross area of m2 Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

6 Library typology 1 Biblioteca de Sátão arch. Cândido Miguel Mota Biblioteca de Aljustrel arch. António Quaresma The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

7 Standard programmes Municipal Library typology 2 Medium-sized councils: > < inhabitants Minimum gross area of m2 Biblioteca da Moita arch. Hestnes Ferreira The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

8 Library typology 2 Biblioteca de Portalegre arch. Fernando Pinto Biblioteca de Pombal arch. Pedro Potier The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

9 Biblioteca Almeida Garrett, Porto arch. José Manuel Soares The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Standard programmes Municipal Library typology 3 Large councils: > inhabitants Minimum gross area of m2 Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

10 Biblioteca de Almada arch. João Lucas Biblioteca de Matosinhos arch. Alcino Soutinho The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Library typology 3 Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

11 Biblioteca de Beja arch. Maria Francisca Romão Biblioteca Municipal de Lagoa arch. João Durão The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Standard programmes Public areas – lobby Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

12 Biblioteca de Almada arch. João Lucas Biblioteca de Póvoa do Varzim arch. Silva Garcia e José Leite The Portuguese Public Libraries Network Standard programmes Public areas – adults area Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

13 Biblioteca de Almada arch. João Lucas Biblioteca do Crato arch. Fernando Sequeira Mendes Standard programmes Public areas – children’s area The Portugueses Public Libraries Network Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

14 Developing resources and services and promoting information exchange Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008 Information concerning libraries; Collective catalogue of library local resources; Repository for bibliographical records (which can be exported in batches); Information on national and international professional training; Documentation on the public library sector. RCBP – portal website aiming to provide services to all public libraries:

15 Developing resources and services and promoting information exchange Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

16 National Reading Promotion Programme It aims to create and consolidate good reading habits among the Portuguese, with particular focus on children and young people. The programme organises projects and special activities to promote books, authors and incentives to read throughout Portugal (500 projects in 2008) in partnership with Public Libraries Network. This programme is part of Plano Nacional de Leitura (PNL) – National Reading Plan. Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008

17 Where to find us Paula Morão – DGLB May 15th, 2008


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