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1 PULMAN: Public Libraries Mobilising Advanced Networks European Commission 5 th RTD programme Information Society Technologies (IST) May 2001- May 2003 Jan Van Vaerenbergh PULMAN Project Co-ordinator

2 e-Europe : Creating an Information Society for All You can teach an old continent new tricks Strategic goal to become the worlds most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy innovative business environment –single internal market, broadband infrastructure, private investment, boost productivity, create new jobs modern public services –e-government, e-health, e-commerce, e-learning e-inclusion –digital skills, lifelong learning, special needs, access in remote areas, promoting cultural & linguistic diversity secure & fast broadband infrastructure

3 e-Europe action plan Priorities for 2005 Erkki Liikanen, Information Society Commissioner: promote attractive content for all Europeans provide public services online pursue digital inclusiveness for European citizens promote faster broadband Internet ensure trust and confidence in cyberspace

4 Public Libraries and e-Europe physical focus, local presence knowledge of user requirements librarians have or can develop the necessary skills tradition of supporting access to information provide global resources in a local setting very large existing usage (c 120 million library users) progress in many EU countries in: –complementing book-based services with digital services –reinforcing the educational role of librarian guidance –pooling internet-based experience and resources –providing citizens with hands-on access

5 PULMAN Objectives and Scope strengthen performance, help achieve potential of public libraries –new economic, social and cultural roles –emerging e-Europe agenda exchange knowledge and experience –extend good practice promote new innovative digital services and centres of best practice develop cross-sectoral agenda for local services

6 The PULMAN Network

7 PULMAN Countries Spread strategic initiatives across Europe 26 EU/EEA member & candidate countries: Austria Italy Latvia Slovak Rep Belgium France Portugal Slovenia Bulgaria Germany Lithuania Spain Czech Rep Greece Luxembourg Sweden Denmark Hungary Netherlands UK Estonia Ireland Norway Finland Poland Romania

8 PULMAN-XT June 2002-September 2003 Plus 11 new countries: EU neighbours –Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina –Croatia –Macedonia –Moldova –Russia (partner) –Turkey (partner) –Ukraine –Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

9 PULMAN Target Audiences PULMAN Practitioners Policymakers Local cultural services (Museums and archives)

10 How does PULMAN operate (1)? Guidelines on digital services –state of the art examples of good practice in innovative public library services 36 national workshops (autumn 2002) –launch guidelines, develop public library strategies, cross- domain agenda consensus-building at European level –contact with key organisations/associations/projects –cross-domain workshop –Virtual Advisory Board policy conference, Oeiras, Portugal, 13/14 March 2003 –focus on how services can best be delivered at local level –manifesto e.g. Copenhagen Declaration 1999 (PUBLICA)

11 How does PULMAN operate (2)? –PULMANWeb –Country profiles –PulmanExpress newsletter –Registry of distance learning materials –Links –…and the PULMAN guidelines training courses –30 public library managers at EU centres of excellence

12 The Human Network

13 Country Co-ordinators organise support groups of active people lobby and energise –policy makers, practitioners, cross-domain organise national workshops supply country information ensure participation in policy conference translate and disseminate guidelines identify trainees, etc.

14 The PULMAN Guidelines First edition available on PULMANWeb –3 sections: social policy, management issues, technical policy –1 page summary of each guideline –links to examples of good practice from each guideline –180 pages - navigable web document translated into 25+ languages process of open review until December 2002 Second edition before policy conference 2003

15 The PULMAN Guidelines Section 1- Social Policy social inclusion/e-inclusion e-government services for children and schools services supporting education in adult life (lifelong learning) support for business and the economy access to cultural content

16 The PULMAN Guidelines Section 2 - Management performance measures and evaluation funding and financing co-operation and partnership copyright issues

17 The PULMAN Guidelines Section 3 - Technical digitisation policies & practice delivering multimedia services developments in integrated library systems new delivery channels e.g. mobile services, WAP resource description, discovery and retrieval tailoring services to individuals/citizen interaction Multi-lingual issues e.g. character sets

18 Future Vision building sustainable services from PULMAN broader local services network to deliver e-Europe –more support for museums and archives at local/regional level –synergies with other cultural actions e.g. TRIS, EVAN, CULTIVATE etc. –employment, learning, e-inclusion, content/applications –benchmarking, excellence, consensus on priorities –interaction with schools, economic sector (e.g. cultural tourism) deliver real web services encourage wider take-up enlargement and international co-operation

19 URLs e-Europe initiative on_plan/index_en.htm European Commission IST programme PULMANWeb

20 PULMAN Thank you for listening! Merci pour votre attention! Vielen Dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit! спосибо за внимание! Muchas gracias por su atención!

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