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1 2 in 1: Combining the Seemingly Uncombinable Vaiko Sepper Inspire and Transform: Regenerating Services Peebles, 3-5 June 2008

2 The Republic of Estonia Area: 45,000 km² Islands: 1500 Lakes: 1200 Rivers: 7000 Population: 1.3 million  Estonians –  Other nationalities –

3 First mentioned in 1154 Population 400,000 UNESCO World Heritage Site since1997 The European Capital of Culture 2011 Skype – Tallinn IT start-up

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10 Libraries in Estonia Number of libraries StaffCollections Research and special libraries million Public libraries million School libraries million Total million

11 Use of Library Services Registered users – Visits – 11 million Loans - 16 million Loans per user-21

12 2 in 1 The Repository Library of Estonia Background Receive, store and make available low-use but valuable material Redistribute documents Branch: The Estonian Library for the Blind Provide access to information for the visually impaired readers

13 Staff/Budget Administered by the Ministry of Culture Library Board – 6 members Staff  Repository Library - 22  Library for the Blind -11 Annual budget – total £

14 Selection Criteria Material selected for storage by owner library Ownership delegated to the Repository Library Only foreign language material stored No-duplicates policy observed

15 Cataloguing Estonian Libraries Network Consortium established in 1996 (13 members) joins libraries into an integrated electronic library system manages the jointly generated union catalogue ESTER ESTER includes 2,2 million bibliographic records new records added in records added by the Repository Library of Estonia

16 Collection Total collection items Additions in items Books – 90% Periodicals – 10% Usage  Reading-room  Inter-library loan  Electronic document delivery

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18 Redistribution of Documents Total collection: In 2007 received items Donated to other libraries items Discarded items

19 The Estonian Library for the Blind Main Functions producing audiobooks on CD-s in mp3 format editing and printing Braille materials making tactile maps and pictures for Braille books providing library services digitation and restoration of old audiobooks

20 The Estonian Library for the Blind Holdings Audiobooks – 2000 titles Braille books – 600 titles Tactile books – 50 titles Yearly production 75 titles of audiobooks 60 titles of Braille books 8 titles of talking periodicals

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