Issued 6 numbers a year
Address: "Raamatukogu" office, National
Library of Estonia, Tõnismägi 2 Tallinn 15189 Estonia
Editorial board: Malle Ermel, Mall Kaevats, Gerda Koidla, Aira Lepik, Reet Olevsoo, Ilme Sepp, Tiiu Valm, Anne Valmas
|2002 nr. 6||EDITORIAL||CONTENTS||ARCHIVE|
The year has passed fast and brought along significant changes for our libraries. And only the future will tell if all rearrangements have been reasonable and necessary.
For our journal, I think that the year 2002 has been successful. There was less talk about the journal not striving towards as wide readership as possible, and it being economically unprofitable. Such policy of indifference is reproached to a major bulk of cultural publications.
Because of that it was so refreshing to read from the cultural annex Areen of an Estonian newspaper Eesti Ekspress an article about the present situation of cultural journalism. This front cover story, written by a media lecturer Tiit Hennoste, assures that every journal of culture has its target readership that is defined by the publication’s concept. If the target readership is too small, the journal cannot be profitable and the state subsidy has to continue. Thereby, the journal should conduct reader surveys, publicise itself to the readers, and take into consideration the reader’s solvency (“Kontseptsioone oodates” [Waiting for Concepts], Eesti Ekspress, 14 November 2002).
The printing of Raamatukogu has remained stable for years and it seems that we have reached the top in the number of our subscribers. Price certainly plays its part in this, and it has to be stated that we have not been able to rely on the almost empty purse of libraries; however, stable income has to be guaranteed for steady existence.
We owe gratitude to everyone who has, in spite of hard times, remained loyal to the Raamatukogu. I want to thank our major supporters the National Library of Estonia and the Ministry of Culture and, in the passing year, also the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Our cooperation with the European Union Information Secretariat has been smooth.
Its authors determine a journal’s content. The Raamatukogu cannot complain of its authorship any more. Every number of the year has had its share of the pieces by Estonian prominent persons of culture and politicians that add value to our publication. It is delightful that the quality of contributions from librarians has also increased. A reason for this has certainly been the need to express one’s thoughts in the written form in regular work.
We, editors, have only to worry about that everything necessary for the improvement of our readership’s professional and cultural knowledge is published. You have to decide, are we a step ahead of our readers.
Looking forward to the pleasant cooperation in the next year,
Cultural Events in 2001: an Estonian Case Toomas Liiv
About the Librarian’s Image: from the View Point of a Self-confident Library Practician Marju Rist
NATIONAL INFORMATION POLICY
Databases Used in the Information Services for MPs Marju Rist
The Database of Articles – an Ongoing Problem Aurika Kruus, Anne Klaassen
About the Remuneration of Rural Librarians’ Work Sirje Bärg
Is There a Model Library in Vinni-Pajusti Ere Tammeorg
Only Time Will Tell! Anne Rande
What Is New in Statistics: an International Standard ISO 2789 :  Anu Nuut
RECENT LITERATURE ON LIBRARIANSHIP
Estonian School Libraries’ Statistics in the Academic Year 2000–2001 Heli Priimets
In What Is an University Student Interested Anne Veinberg
Torquato Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered in the St. Olai’s Library’s collection Marita Paas
I Read Myself a Librarian: an Interview with Tiina Kull Maire Liivamets
THE ANSWER PLACE
The head of Estonian Emigree Literature Department of Tartu Public Library Tiina Tarik, a leading specialist of Valga Central Library Kristi Simpson, a leading specialist of Viljandi Town Library Linda Sarapuu and the head of Foreign Literature Department of Tallinn Central Library Ludmilla Kapatsõna ponder upon librarianship and life in general.
ESTONIAN LIBRARIANS’ ASSOCIATION
Library Days “Reading Permitted”
Working and Rest Time Act Heli Naeris
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
Learning and Research Activities Move into Digital Environment Ellen Arnover
A Book Science Conference in Vilnius Tiiu Reimo
The NAPLE was Established Meeli Veskus
The Estonian Book Needs to Be Preserved Maire Liivamets
An Estonian Story Tiina Ritson
An Addressing of the Year of Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald and the Dates of Major Events Mihkel Volt
|2002 - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
2001 - 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1