WORKING TOWARDS A NEW DANISH LIBRARY STRATEGY

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WORKING TOWARDS A NEW DANISH LIBRARY STRATEGY
WORKING TOWARDS A NEW DANISH
LIBRARY STRATEGY
PECHA KUCHA AT THE
INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE:
READING SOCIETY
Birštonas, Lithuania
28-29TH April 2016
Gitte Smed, Senior Advisor
Agency for Culture and Palaces
Denmark
Foto: Colourbox
placeres her.
ACTS REGARDING PUBLIC LIBRARIES
• Act regarding library services (2000)
• Budget appropriation for Central Region Libraries
• Budget appropriation for national transport scheme
• Nationalbibliografi: Bibliotek.dk and DanBib
• Pool for public libraries and educational learning centers
GOVERNMENT LIBRARY INITIATIVES
• National strategies and campaigns
- i.e. “Denmark is reading” 2014-2015
• Dissemination award 2015-2017
• Model program for Public Libraries
• BOOKSTART - government funds
• Seminars and conferences
Foto: Mattias P. Dahlqvist
Foto: Leif Møller, Ugeavisen
DIGITIZATION STRATEGIES
• The Danish Digital Library works with three
strategic focus areas for the period 2016-2017:
- Smooth user-experiences on the libraries digital platforms
- Gains realisation with DDL's solutions in libraries
- Local context learning, focusing on children and schools
• A common public digitization strategy (2016-2020) to come
• Local Government Denmarks joint
municipal digitization strategy
(2016-2020) “Local and digital”
LIBRARY STRATEGIES
- INTERNATIONAL TENDENCIES
• Holland (2014) – “The Library of The Future”.
- Hub for Knowledge, Contact and Culture.
• Norway (2015) – “Nasjonal library strategy”, 2015-2018.
Published by the Ministry of Culture.
• Sweden (2015-2018) Mandate of the Royal Library with "the
national co-ordinator" having to formulate a strategy library
STEPS TOWARDS A NEW DANISH
LIBRARY STRATEGY
THE DANISH POPULATION'S SKILLS IN
THE DIGITAL SOCIETY
OECDS PIAAC STUDY IN DK
• READING SKILLS
• MATEMATICS SKILLS
• ICT ABILITY
• THE LAST TWO ABILITIES
ARE BELOW THE AVERAGE
STARTING POINT:
CORE TASKS AND MILESTONES
• PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
• POLICY DEVELOPMENT
• DEBATE ON PUBLIC LIBRARIES
• FUTURE CORE TASKS AND MILESTONES
Fotos: Gentofte Bibliotek (Leif Bolding)
Albertslund Bibliotek Hedemarken
Odense Centralbibliotek (Mette Krull)
ONGOING PDEBATE ON LIBRARY
STRATEGIES
INITIATE WORK WITH STRATEGIC
MILESTONES FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES
• Set aside on the basis of a dialogue
and development of public libraries in
the spring of 2015, with 3
conferences with themes :
1. THE LIBRARIES AND THE DIGITAL
WORLD
2. THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN
LITERACY
3. INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY
Colourbox.
Presentation at the Agency's Annual
Meeting, October, 2015, by proposals
for 5 core tasks and suggestions for
associated benchmarks
Next step - copresentation of the
Minister of Culture
Libraries and literacy?
- A constructivist perspective
” The public libraries primary role is
to help ensure that people can
dream, create visions and realize
freedom. "
Lars Bo Kaspersen
Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
5 CORE TASKS FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES
1. COMMUNICATE AND MAKE
KNOWLEDGE AND
INFORMATION AVAILABLE
2. PROMOTING LEARNING
3. PROMOTE LITERATURE AND
READING
4. PROMOTING CULTURAL
ACTIVITIES
5. FACILITATE DISCUSSIONS
BETWEEN PEOPLE
Colourbox.
FEEDBACK EXAMPLE:
PUBLIC LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YEARS
QUESTION: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARY AS AN INSTITUTION OFFER THE
MUNICIPALITIES FORWARD?
• FOCUS WILL CHANGE FROM THE BOOK TOWARDS HUMANS
• EMPLOYEES MUST FACILITATE COMMUNITIES AND LEARNING
• IMPROVED TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS WILL CHANGE WORK
• THERE IS A CHANGE FROM MAKING MUSIC AVAILABLE FOR DISSEMINATION OF MUSIC
• NEW SKILLS IN THE LIBRARY
• FOCUS ON CHILDREN'S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
• LIBRARIES WILL BE MORE DIFFERENT AND GET LESS COMMON CORE AREAS
• LIBRARIES ARE MORE CONCERNED BY THE MUNICIPAL STRATEGIES
CORE TASKS AND MILESTONES
PERSPECTIVES IN 2016
• THE DIALOGUE WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND LIBRARY
ACTORS IN PROGRESS IN THE COMING YEAR
• THE AGENCY’S DIALOGUE WITH THE SECTOR IS BASED ON
THE DEFINED CORE TASKS
• MINISTER MAY DRAW THE AREA WITH SPECIAL
INITIATIVES - PROBABLY WITH A FOCUS ON BOOKS,
LITERATURE AND READING
• DEVELOPMENTS IN EBOOKS IS FOLLOWED CLOSELY
• A TOTAL SOLUTION FOR MUSIC IS PLANNED
EXIT
THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
Gitte Smed
Senior Advisor
[email protected]
Library Unit
Agency for Culture and
Palaces
Denmark

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