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Published on September 7, 2011

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Final Report: Final Report Comparative Study of our Libraries Slide 2: Data from all countries have been written in this presentation Comenius meeting # Slide 3: # 1. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Total Nº of members /users Period 2009/10 – 2010/11 Bulgaria 366/468 Hungary 1120 (all students and teachers of the school are automatically members + some of our former students now studying at university) Italy 98 Romania 460/520 Turkey 24/650 Spain 580/514 (79% girls , 21% boys ) (data from 30th March ) Slide 4: # Total Nº of borrowed books Period 2009/10 – 2010/11 Bulgaria 2621/3813 these are how many times students borrowed books Hungary About 300 students get their student’s books from the library (they don’t have to buy their books); some 200-300 more borrowers each year (students and teachers alike).Library use is free of charge. Italy 180 Romania 3200 / 3800 Turkey 65 / 589 Spain 692 / 616 (data from 30th March ) 2. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 5: Internet Access Period 2009/10 – 10-11 Bulgaria 2 Hungary Free Internet on 12 individual computers for students/teachers and 2 more for the librarians to use. Italy Yes, 5 free internet access Romania 6 Turkey Free internet Access is submitted to students with 2 computers provided by our Ministry. Additional internet Access service is rendered with 24 computers in the computer room . There is wireless internet zone (Wi-Fi) set up by Türk Telekom fort he students and teachers who use their own computers in the school. Spain 3 # 3. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 6: Library code / cataloging system Library hours Period 2009/10 – 2010/11 2009/10 – 2010/11 Bulgaria Udc / Dewey system 08.00-16.30 Hungary - Universal Decimal Classification- „Szikla 21” integrated database management system for online catalogization (developed by Hungarians mainly for school library use, but it is adapted to international standards) 7.15-15.30 on school days, except Friday: 7.15-14.00(1 Sept - 30 June) Italy Dewey decimal classification 8.00-12.00 Romania Systematic & Alphabetic catalogues. We use UDC . Books are divided into 9 classes of domains and within each domain they are disposed alphabetically according to authors’ names. 40 hours per week 8-16 every day Turkey Dewey system 8 am to 4pm Spain Abies / Rebeca systems 9 .00 to 13.15 # 3.D- Comparative study of the libraries: diferences similarities Slide 7: Library Space (Nº reading points ) Period 2009/10 – 2010/11 Bulgaria 30 reading points Hungary 20 seats for reading, 12 of which are at the same time Internet access points. Italy 60 Romania 30 places in the reading hall (for group/team work or individual study) Turkey 54m2/30 seats Spain 56 # 3.C- Comparative study of the libraries: diferences similarities Slide 8: Library basic services Bulgaria Lessons in library and bibliographic knowledge Bibliographic services ,reading ,research, exhibitions, contests Hungary Reading on the spot (handbooks, periodicals, audiovisual and other electronic documents) Borrowing (a maximum of 5 books/student for 4 weeks) + borrowing dictionaries and other handbooks for working in class Educational activities (lessons about the working of the library and about IT used for library purposes)- Photocopying - Use of the Internet (mainly for learning and searching for home assignments) - Temporary exhibitions - Interlibrary loan in cooperation with other libraries of the region . Italy Study area, Book Shelves, computers, scanner Lim, Newspaper and magazine corner, Digital Projector, Material and computer for students with special educational needs, closed bookcase Romania Borrow books ; educational activities ( initiation in documentary research ); culturall animation projects ; educational & professional information ; reception ( students,teachers and members of the local community ), activities related to encouraging reading . Turkey Reading and studying area, research, exhibitions, newspaper and magazine corner, internet Spain Reading, Loans , Research , Exhibitions , Information , Activities related to Encouraging Reading # 4. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 9: Performance standards Bulgaria Access to information, Author meetings, lectures, exhibitions, teaching activities Professional help Hungary - Lectures, teacher training sessions, lessons on library usage and internet usage- Home cinema system, computer and digital light processor in the conference room of the library - Web search of the catalogue is available for anyone via the school website Italy Animation activities , activity promotion to reading , reading aloud , reading meetings and discussions , teaching courses,thematic shows for particular occasions : The memory day , 150 years anniversary of Italy United , competition “ Balcone Fiorito”, literary tea: convivial meetings for reading and speaking about books (in different intervals ). Romania Multimedia laboratory ; - Information on electronic form ; - Computerized program for documents administration ; - Initiation in documentary research ; - Educational programs and projects ; - Teaching activities ; - Reading group ; Drama club. Turkey A periodic reading series called ‘Tuesday Reading’ is organized once a fortnight and there are meetings, panel discussions, exhibitions and competitions related with actual topics, important historical events and personalities (The Library Week, 19th May The Youth and The Sport Fest etc.) under this heading. Spain Lectures , Exhibitions ( important events ), Theatre , periodic Reading organized by the Language&Literature Department , Projections , etc # 5. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 10: Rules and conditions for provision of services Bulgaria 1 month to return the books Annual fee 1 Euro for students and 1.5 euro for students – unlimited number of books to be borrowed Encyclopedias cannot be borrowed. In case of damage or loss, students have to buy the book or pay it. Hungary - Reference books placed in the reading space of the library (dictionaries, encyclopaedias), newspapers, magazines and periodicals are not available for borrowing- Deadline of returning the borrowed books is the last day of the term, as the latest- A maximum of five books per person can be borrowed at a time- Eating, drinking and using any material that might damage the library furniture and/or the books and computers is not allowed Italy The LOAN is required to be responsible for the library, which are transcribed in the register where the essential data of volume, to be affixed the signature column LOAN Each user can not lend at the same time more than three volumes. May be waived for justified reasons. The loan period is 30 days. In the case of real need and in the absence of reservations by other users, the loan may be renewed for another 30 days. Upon return, the applicant must affix his signature in the register in the column returns Romania All books are available for borrowing except for : encyclopedias , dictionaires , videos and CDs. The books can be borrowed for up to 14 days (if they are fiction books) and 3 days (if they are scientific books). After this period, if someone wants to keep them more, the borrowing has to be renewed for the same period of time. In case of damage or loss of books, borrowers will have to repair, buy the same book or pay for damage or loss. Turkey It is forbidden to use mobile phones and to eat in library. It is forbidden to speak loud. Spain All books are available for borrowing except for : encyclopedias , dictionaires , magazines, videos and CDs. The books can be borrowed for up to 15 days. After this period, if someone wants to keep them more, the borrowing has to be renewed for the same period of time. In case of damage or loss of books, borrowers will have to repair, buy the same book or pay for damage or loss. # 6. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 11: Total nº books / magazines /videos / CDs Open to Society Period 2009 / 10 2010 / 11 2009/10 2010/11 Bulgaria 19463 / 19620 no Hungary 35,500 Yes Italy Books: 3500 / 5000 Magazines: 650 / 1000 Videos: 195 / 280 CDS : 700 / 1200 Twice a week/every day Romania 9146 / 9620 books 160 / 310 magazines 60 / 80 CDs, DVDs School libraries: students and teachers Turkey / 3450 Magazines: 35 / 149 No/Yes Spain 5223 books 226CDs DVDs No # 7. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 12: Main Aim ( Research Reading improvement ) Bulgaria Reading improvement, help in studying and teaching. Hungary - Support educational activities- Help to maintain and to improve the high standards of teaching- Help to improve the general knowledge and education of all library users- Communicate modern knowledge and new information by constant modernization of the catalogue- Help readers to find the right documents according to their private and/or professional needs and interests- Inform and advise readers on new materials/documents according to their private and/or professional needs and interests- Help to organize lessons and workshops on library usage Italy To support people in studies/ to sensibilizs people to reading as a “pleasure” Romania Library guide. Reading lists. Meetings authors. Drama club. Reading contest Turkey A periodic conference series called ‘Tuesday conferences’ is organized once a fortnight and there are meetings, panel discussions, exhibitions and competitions related with actual topics, important historical events and personalities (8th March World Women Day, The Library Week, 19TH May The Youth and The Sport Fest e.t.c.) Spain Reading improvement # 8. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 13: Responsible for the library Period 2009/10 2010/11 Bulgaria librarian Hungary librarian Italy The library Director Romania 1/1 Turkey A teacher/ The staff, composed of one librarian, assistant manager, two teachers , and two volunteer students, is made up of six personnel in the library. Spain Library team and a coordinator teacher (one hour less working specifically devoted to library). # 9. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 14: New titles acquisition criteria Bulgaria Students and teachers ask for books or recommend books to the librarian. New offers from publishers. Books included in the literature classes are bought every year if needed Hungary The library budget is integrated in the annual budget. The librarian has access to at least half of the library development budget broken down into monthly figures, which she can spend on the following:- compulsory reading material determined by the syllabus- reference books (dictionaries, encyclopaedias)- information carrier devices needed for library purposes Italy Project activities/ sensibilization strategies about reading about sport Romania - curriculum - students ' preferences “suggestion box” - teachers needs - required reading lists Turkey - Best seller - Required reading list of Turkish National Education - Recommendation of students and teachers Spain The Didactic Departments make the requests according to educational criteria. Suggestion box for both teachers & students # 10. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 15: How to get new titles ( budget , ...?) Bulgaria Budget for new titles comes from the parents assosiation. No state budget. Donations from students, teachers and organisations Hungary The library budget is integrated in the annual budget. Italy Donation by privates, Editor offerings, II hand buying/corporation donations. Romania - public financing - school budget - donations Turkey 1000 euros per year (parents’ donation) Spain 1. Shopping 2. Donations: - Private or - official: CPR, A utonomous Government , Municipalities, Universities . # 11. Comparative study of the libraries: differences / similarities Slide 16: After comparing the different comments from every country for each item , which of them would be interesting for my library to get improved ? Comparative study of the libraries : SUMMARY # Bulgaria 2009-20111: Bulgaria 2009-20111 List of Activities suggested by other countries and carried out in our School 20-minute reading in class every Monday Suggestion Box for new books Reading contest every year Library Day Celebration Hungary 2009-20111: Hungary 2009-20111 The school library in Orosháza , Hungary would like to improve the following: the number of real library users (that is more and more of our students should become conscious users of the library, using it for its main purposes like reading, searching for information, using the catalogue by themselves, and not just for surfing the Internet or photocopying, or reading only compulsory books). We already have a number of this kind of conscious library users, but we would like to have more. create digital databases (for example of earlier issues of local papers or other information of local relevance so that they can be searched online, or digital learning materials about any school subject so that they become available for anybody to use on a computer). create the possibility of a somewhat bigger and more independent library budget (so that the library can spend more on non-compulsory, mainly contemporary literature, both in Hungarian and in foreign languages, mainly English) Italy 2009-20111: Italy 2009-20111 Concerning our Library it would be useful to equip the room with more computer seats, shelves and books. Some curtain material to shadow the excess of light during spring time. Concerning “Activities” to carry out in our Library it would be very useful to organize “A night in the library” (as Bulgarian school did) or Drama plays  read in the library first. More “Author Meetings” because they have experienced  to be a valuable stimulus for “Reading” than anything else Slide 20: Artistic and cultural activities: performances, film watching, reading groups, exhibitions, contests, cultural exchange Educational activities : formative training, teaching lessons, group work, remedial activities for students with special needs Information and communication activities : initiation in documentary research, students’ initiation in techniques of preparation of portfolios, folders, posters, gaining autonomy in teaching Educational and vocational guidance activities : meetings with personalities from various fields, visits to different institutions, audio-video viewing, workshops to discuss news articles, jobs presentations (for vocational high schools) Improving the taste for reading : author meetings, editor, journalist, illustrators meetings, teacher-parent sessions, reading contests, literary workshops, editing school magazines, albums, cartoons, reading groups, drama clubs, image reading, pictures inspired from literary works, reading techniques, little reporters’ club. Activities for the management of the documentary fund : updating and enriching the collections of books, activities of book reconditioning, book donations, space organizing, adapting the books according to students’ age groups, to their needs Romania 2009-20111 Spain 2009-20111: Spain 2009-20111 Summary of the Activities carried out during the programme to be included in the future FROM OTHER COUNTRIES Meetings with personalities of different fields , authors , journalists , editors , etc Cartoons Literary workshops Reading groups Discussions about a book , a film based on a book … Image Readings Pictures inspired on books Short stories from a picture Activities of books A night in theLibrary 20 minutes reading a week in class FROM THE COMENIUS PROGRAMME IN SPAIN Reading Contest Reading books of authors from other countries in Englsih version Week of Europe Litereary Week Booktrailers Slide 22: ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN OUR LIBRARY Author events and book signings : Many bookshops in Istanbul host author events and book signings. We wanted our students to join author events and book signings. After they met with writers and had a short interview with them, they presented writers and new books at the school library for their friends. Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop at library: To encourage our students to write for contests which are orginized by Turkish National Education. Also, a book consists of students’s stories and poems will be printed out soon. Exhibitions at library: History of the book and the library through the history. Libraries in Istanbul European day celebration Turkey 2009-20111

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