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CyMAL: Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Dr Alyson Tyler Libraries Development Programme Manager.

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1 CyMAL: Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Dr Alyson Tyler Libraries Development Programme Library collaboration in Wales

2 Outline of talk Wales context Libraries Inspire strategy National Library Wales projects E-books and e-magazine Marketing collaboration Health information partnerships Other examples – Co-location – Shared LMS – Information literacy – Walk-in Access

3 Wales context Policy division of the Welsh Government Cross domain division (museums, archives and libraries) Established in 2004 About 25 members of staff Work for the Minister for Culture and Sport Based in mid Wales in Aberystwyth 22 public library services 14 FE libraries 9 HE libraries 1 national library 5 prison libraries + health, school and workplace libraries Population: 3 million

4 Libraries Inspire Sustainable models of service delivery Resources for all Space for all Skills for life Investing in people Attracting the audience Delivering a quality service

5 Libraries Inspire: shared vision “Libraries will inspire the people of Wales to enjoy reading, enhance their knowledge and skills, to enrich their quality of life and empower them to realise their full potential.”

6 National Library of Wales Resources for all strand – Online subscriptions – Portal librarywales.org – Cross-catalogue search Project team in Aberystwyth

7 National Library of Wales: lead projects

8 Cat Cymru (Find a Book)

9 Current usage of e-resources & future Current usage – Family history most popular resource – Variable newspaper usage – Growing e -books usage (esp rural) Variable regional ILLs and Cat Cymru Variable Librarywales.org usage Different procurement models, entry points and deals How to improve the digital library offer?

10 E-magazines Nov 27 th launch 20 local authorities as consortium; WG pilot funding

11 Marketing collaboration Cross sector where/when possible All-Wales marketing strategy All-Wales annual campaign Staff awards Generic messages for advertising Joint training Membership drives Generic press releases for tailoring Taking part in UK events eg SRC, WBD, NLD Social media presence : “Welsh Libraries” (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest)

12 Health information partnerships Book Prescription Wales – Extension to family issues? – Extension to other health issues? Macmillan support officers – 4 local authorities in SE Wales – Different scheme starting in North Wales ‘Fieldguide to wellbeing in libraries’ (available via portal)

13 Other collaboration examples Information literacy (thanks to Scotland!) Walk-in Access (thanks to Scotland!): public use of HEIs Co-location e.g. Pontycymer library and leisure centre (left) Shared LMS: two schemes: HEIs; public libraries;

14 Abercarn library & housing

15 Any questions? Contact details [on e-books] CyMAL - Head of Libraries team Huw Evans Pictures © Welsh Government


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