Other library documents in the libraries by type


Time series: Culture_2.2_en.xls

OTHER LIBRARY DOCUMENTS1 IN THE LIBRARIES BY TYPE IN 2017
(Number)
Type of library Libraries Other library documents Other library documents loaned
availability of 1.01 provide strike off availability of 31.12
Total 47 10 045 451 47 902 11 419 10 081 934 649 560
National Library ‘St. St. Cyril and Methodius’ 1 4 683 959 16 383 - 4 700 342 147 387
Non-specialized libraries of a learned character 26 875 441 7 398 7 072 875 767 176 682
Public libraries 4 25 070 60 - 25 130 1 960
Libraries at institutions of higher education 12 834 208 5 906 377 839 737 176 153
Special libraries 4 3 626 773 18 155 3 970 3 640 958 147 378

1 Audio-visual and electronic documents, graphic and cartographic publications, patents and standards, microforms
22.05.2018


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

LIBRARIES - libraries with collections above 200 thousand units - books, continued editions (newspapers, magazines and bulletins) and other library documents, staff at libraries, revenue and expenditure
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

David Milanov

Contact person function

Chief Expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

DMilanov@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+ 359 2 9857 602

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified22 May 2018
Metadata last posted22 May 2018
Metadata last update22 May 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

The data refers to the number of libraries, library collection, readers, visitors, library collection loaned, employment and library staff. The survey included indicators for the number of books in libraries, continued editions (newspapers, magazines, bulletins and periodicals) and other documents in libraries (audio-visual and electronic documents, graphic and cartographic publications, patents and standards, microforms). The data indicate the total revenue, subsidies from the budget and the expenditure of libraries.

Classification system

· Classification of the libraries by type;

· Classification of staff by educational level;

· Nomenclature of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).

Sector coverage

Cover the activity of all libraries with collection above 200 thousand library documents.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The library is an independent organization or part of organization whose main objective is to keep a fund of documents and through the activities of its staff to facilitate the use of documents that are necessary to meet the informational, research, educational and recreational needs of their users.

Statistical unit

Units of observation are libraries with collections above 200 thousand library documents.

Statistical population

The target populations are all libraries with collection above 200 thousand library documents.

Reference area

For the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

2002 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number, Thousand BGN

Reference period

Yearly.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Information and documentation - international library statistics -ISO 2789.

Data sharing

There is an agreement to exchange data with Ministry of Culture.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date for publication of statistical information is listed in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data is published on the NSI website, section Culture in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release, related to the data.

Publications

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure);

· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on libraries are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Culture - Libraries with collection above 200 thousands: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4591

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services to NSI.

Documentation on methodology

Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Culture_2_Methodology_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality documents are under preparation.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

The main users of statistical information by the survey of library activities are:

  • Ministry of Culture;
  • The National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius”;
  • End users - including the media – interested from libraries activities in the Republic of Bulgaria.
User satisfaction

Not applicable.

Completeness

High degree of completeness is ensured according to the methodology.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The survey is exhaustive. There have been several estimates for incomplete or missing data, using final methods when possible.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for library activities are available in the form of tables 5 months after the end of the data collection.

Punctuality

The terms of the previous position are strictly observed.

Coherence and comparability

Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

The data are comparable.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

 

Cost and burden

The average length for filling the statistical report by the respondents is about 50 minutes.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Data revision - practice

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Statistical processing
Source data

All libraries with Collection above than 200 thousand units. All libraries with Collection above than 200 thousand units.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

Data are collected via electronic questionnaire "Report on the activities of libraries". Respondents send the questionnaire by e-mail.

Data validation

In the head office of the NSI is being done:

  • The logical control of data;
  • logic control of aggregate data.

 

Data compilation

Data processing is performed with statistical software Access.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

LIBRARIES - libraries with collections above 200 thousand units - books, continued editions (newspapers, magazines and bulletins) and other library documents, staff at libraries, revenue and expenditure
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

David Milanov

Contact person function

Chief Expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

DMilanov@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+ 359 2 9857 602

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

The data refers to the number of libraries, library collection, readers, visitors, library collection loaned, employment and library staff. The survey included indicators for the number of books in libraries, continued editions (newspapers, magazines, bulletins and periodicals) and other documents in libraries (audio-visual and electronic documents, graphic and cartographic publications, patents and standards, microforms). The data indicate the total revenue, subsidies from the budget and the expenditure of libraries.

Classification system

· Classification of the libraries by type;

· Classification of staff by educational level;

· Nomenclature of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).

Sector coverage

Cover the activity of all libraries with collection above 200 thousand library documents.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The library is an independent organization or part of organization whose main objective is to keep a fund of documents and through the activities of its staff to facilitate the use of documents that are necessary to meet the informational, research, educational and recreational needs of their users.

Statistical unit

Units of observation are libraries with collections above 200 thousand library documents.

Statistical population

The target populations are all libraries with collection above 200 thousand library documents.

Reference area

For the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

2002 - 2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

All libraries with Collection above than 200 thousand units. All libraries with Collection above than 200 thousand units.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

Data are collected via electronic questionnaire "Report on the activities of libraries". Respondents send the questionnaire by e-mail.

Data validation

In the head office of the NSI is being done:

  • The logical control of data;
  • logic control of aggregate data.

 

Data compilation

Data processing is performed with statistical software Access.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

The main users of statistical information by the survey of library activities are:

  • Ministry of Culture;
  • The National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius”;
  • End users - including the media – interested from libraries activities in the Republic of Bulgaria.
User satisfaction

Not applicable.

Completeness

High degree of completeness is ensured according to the methodology.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The survey is exhaustive. There have been several estimates for incomplete or missing data, using final methods when possible.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Data revision - practice

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (only final data is published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for library activities are available in the form of tables 5 months after the end of the data collection.

Time lag - first results

18 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

The terms of the previous position are strictly observed.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability

Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

The data are comparable.

Length of comparable time series

12

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

 

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release, related to the data.

Publications

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure);

· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on libraries are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Culture - Libraries with collection above 200 thousands: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4591

Data tables - consultations

Not available.

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services to NSI.

Metadata - consultations

Not available.

Documentation on methodology

Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Culture_2_Methodology_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

100%.

Quality documentation

Quality documents are under preparation.

Cost and burden

The average length for filling the statistical report by the respondents is about 50 minutes.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml

Pages

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    The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure to present of users on statistical information its new electronic publication Book publishing and Press 2016.

    The publication contains statistical information on the development of publishing activity in Bulgaria by main indicators for 2016.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2016
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2011 - 2015 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Book publishing and Press 2015
    The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure to present of users on statistical information its new electronic publication Book publishing and Press 2015.

    The publication contains statistical information on the development of publishing activity in Bulgaria by main indicators for 2015.

    Data by some indicators, such as: titles; circulation; average circulation of books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines and bulletins for the period 1961 - 2015, are also included.  In the publication are applied methodology notes and brief analysis.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2015
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 83rd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2010 - 2014 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Book publishing and Press 2014
    The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure to present of users on statistical information its new electronic publication Book publishing and Press 2014.

    The publication contains statistical information on the development of publishing activity in Bulgaria by main indicators for 2014.

    Data by some indicators, such as: titles; circulation; average circulation of books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines and bulletins for the period 1960 - 2014, are also included.  In the publication are applied methodology notes and brief analysis.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2010 - 2014 period.

Pages