29th ADLUG ANNUAL MEETING Centro Congressi Panorama 22-24 settembre 2010 The Trentino library network Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino past and future Laura Zanette Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trentino data • Surface 6.206 kmq (2,06% of Italy) – 573 km² under 500 m on see level; 1.289 km² between 500 m and 1000 m; 4.371 km² upper 1000 m • People (31.12.2003) 507.030 inhabs. • Municipalities 223 (2273 inhabs in average) – Only Trento reaches 100.000 inhabs. – Only 2 towns upper 20.000 inhabs. Trentino: history of autonomy • 1027-1803: bishop prince government placed directly by the Emperor • 1803: After Napoleon victory, Austria secularizes the country and assigned it to itself • 1810-1815: Trentino assigned to Italian Kingdom of Napoleon • 1815-1919: back to Austria • 1919: Saint Germain treaty: Trentino and South Tirol assigned to Italy Trentino: history of villages autonomy • During the prince-bishop rule, the villages (communities) often have autonomy in ruling their own country – Look the country! A few castle in Trentino! – > secular habit, practice in ruling and managing a country Trentino key-words Autonomy Cooperation Trentino libraries in '60 • Biblioteca comunale di Trento (born in 1725, open in 1856) • Biblioteca civica di Rovereto (1764) • Library of the University (Sociology) created by Trentino institution of culture (ITC) • Biblioteca civica di Ala • Biblioteca dei Padri Cappuccini Trentino libraries history… in 1968 • The Provincia decided to establish the library service in the whole province of Trento • In 20 years 80 new public libraries had been set up Trentino libraries now: Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino • 86 public libraries (municipality) – 35 “reading and loan points” – Located in 102 Municipality – Managed (founded by) 116 Municipality • 42 “special” libraries (private and public) – Academic (University) – Religious – Research Trentino libraries now: Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: Holding • Public libraries – 2.555.000 vol. (4,92 books any inhab.) • Specialized libraries – 1.874.000 vol. The Trentino Library: idea of Network 1971 Provincial autonomy law about cultural heritage and libraries 1977 New law for libraries Established the idea of a “network of library” as Cooperation among free libraries supported by the provincial institution Trentino libraries network • 1981: Law of Catalogo Bibliografico Trentino (CBT) – The cooperative network supported by technology > acquisition of DOBIS/LIBIS • A unique database for bibliographic data • A unique database for users data • Since 1981 almost all libraries (any public library) has joined CBT • 2002> Amicus CBT: Amicus and... friends • Amicus – Cataloguing, Searching, Circulation, Acquisition – Reports and Statistics (IT) – Web integrated application • • • • • holding or Copies status Overdue procedures LibriQuest for ILL RFID management system New comunincation system with print out/e-mail/sms automatically generated for – overdue, holds, ILL advice Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: the actors • Public libraries – freely decide to join CBT – don't create new bibliographic record – add copies – circulation – ILL Sistema Bibliotecario trentino: the actors • Specialized libraries – ... – create new bib record Duty of both > cataloguing the holding • Both cooperate in – keeping hight quality of bib item DB – sharing the users data (unique library card) – circulating books via ILL – analysis of new functions in working groups – testing new functions Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: the actors Province of Trento Dipartimento Innovazione – funds and rules the infrastructural network (WAN) > is creating ADSL lines via WiNet were the public network don't arrive (in small and “lost” muncipalities) – rules the informatic system (SIEP) and the system Administrator (Informatica trentina) Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: the Province Province of Trento - Assessorato alla Cultura - Servizio Attività Culturali - Ufficio per il Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino – In past gave PC and other terminals > now the libraries have got their one – Funds the managing of the libraries LAN > now more and more libraries can do it by theirselves Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: the USBT – manages the bibliographic data – manages the user account to access the databases (rules to have the user account) – maintenance of DB – quality control in DB – writes the functions guides, mainly on the cataloguing – teachs the new cataloguers – trains the operators in Amicus Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: the USBT • asks for new functions • analysis and testing of new functions • direclty funds cataloguing cooperatives to catalogue • new acquisition of public library • valuable heritage of special library Sistema Bibliotecario Trentino: the actors • Informatica trentina s.p.a. – is the system administrator – directly manages the DB of Amicus – keep the relationships with the vendors – analysis and test of new functions – suggested sw and other integrations – develops new integrated sw CBT: what future? Tomorrow morning... • Amicus – testing Cataloguing on web – support for the development of a new Circulation module – integration of the users data for the WiFi access CBT: what a future?... tomorrow morning • Going out to the world – Being in national and international catalogue • ...... • Italian catalogue (exhibition of DB via Yaz Proxy) • Manage the system with web • Operate at home? • OPAC • Enrich the info (abstract, cover image, prizes, etc.) • “Social” tools?