Expansion of capacities to access contents and navigate in the country’s public library system and navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association.

Where
Cuba
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Culture; Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
Key objectives of the measure:

1.    Progressively improve the connection of the public library system to the national network and Internet through the CUBARTE network.

2.    Improve the access of public libraries to local digital contents by providing them with informatics equipment for this purpose.

Progressively improve the capacity of the navigation halls in NGOs. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 2.)

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

1.       It is a project characterised by its continuity, which consists in distributing and updating the informatics equipment in public libraries, which includes the National Library, and provincial and municipal libraries. They are all already connected to the CUBARTE network.

2.  Likewise, the equipment in the navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) has progressively improved.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Improve access to contents both through the navigation of the network and the digital contents of the public library system, as well as the navigation halls of the AHS.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Resources allocated by the Cuban State in the budget of the institution and income for the purchase of equipment, only in CUPs.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The connection of the public library system with the national network and Internet improved.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Connection availability in public libraries.Quality of the connection.Number of users.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution
Participation