Library funds, readers, visits and library collection loaned in libraries by statistical zone, statistical regions and districts



Library collection, readers, visits and library collection loaned in libraries by statistical zone, statistical regions and districts in 20131
(Number)
Statistical zone,
Statistical regions
and districts
Libraries Library collection Readers Visits Library collection loaned
availability of 1.01 provide strike off availability of 31.12 Total Of which: Total Of which: for the home
with higher education women children under 14 years
Total 3 938 74 770 366 812 196 734 778 74 849 727 1 031 007 179 571 532 380 343 141 11 477 353 17 690 027 11 226 785
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria
Severozapaden 537 7 227 229 50 851 59 190 7 218 890 117 117 15 861 59 023 43 853 1 242 015 1 825 766 1 098 597
Vidin 74 975 793 7 034 9 152 973 675 8 800 1 350 4 684 2 798 140 929 214 071 153 001
Vratsa 74 1 229 751 9 729 3 864 1 235 616 20 123 2 755 10 834 7 610 291 718 449 784 227 941
Lovech 124 1 510 648 10 586 11 202 1 510 032 21 978 2 938 9 973 7 184 224 342 276 823 171 950
Montana 110 1 250 563 7 084 12 580 1 245 067 23 246 2 510 10 701 9 969 213 283 316 588 149 226
Pleven 155 2 260 474 16 418 22 392 2 254 500 42 970 6 308 22 831 16 292 371 743 568 500 396 479
Severen tsentralen 641 10 485 656 89 594 102 776 10 472 713 158 952 24 921 78 261 53 811 2 025 593 2 998 187 2 149 074
Veliko Tarnovo 183 3 891 330 30 516 56 243 3 865 842 53 563 11 690 26 804 15 381 793 740 1 184 342 857 241
Gabrovo 82 1 522 613 12 355 8 979 1 525 989 17 163 3 198 8 343 5 386 189 927 287 337 222 424
Razgrad 146 1 551 245 9 631 6 959 1 553 917 31 210 2 864 13 929 11 915 367 497 532 161 451 393
Ruse 111 2 315 704 29 060 16 876 2 327 888 38 118 5 516 19 722 12 088 417 227 730 058 435 335
Silistra 119 1 204 764 8 032 13 719 1 199 077 18 898 1 653 9 463 9 041 257 202 264 289 182 681
Severoiztochen 664 8 908 571 93 698 82 240 8 920 029 157 186 24 437 80 189 53 937 1 634 138 2 589 523 1 575 793
Varna 227 3 428 892 40 830 49 086 3 420 636 70 395 12 854 36 619 19 269 610 097 1 224 213 688 781
Dobrich 130 1 704 761 21 196 12 270 1 713 687 23 766 3 993 11 981 9 113 246 425 357 162 205 095
Targovishte 136 1 262 388 9 728 5 475 1 266 641 28 307 3 163 14 854 11 645 384 713 513 904 322 008
Shumen 171 2 512 530 21 944 15 409 2 519 065 34 718 4 427 16 735 13 910 392 903 494 244 359 909
Yugoiztochen 579 8 251 271 214 735 208 101 8 258 223 142 101 25 525 73 406 50 644 1 475 742 2 630 302 1 772 348
Burgas 214 3 334 010 162 855 166 119 3 331 064 67 137 13 216 35 584 22 479 570 176 993 364 704 375
Sliven 137 1 622 793 23 695 13 228 1 633 260 33 312 5 320 15 680 12 629 442 988 661 679 433 167
Stara Zagora 123 2 179 934 15 924 20 835 2 175 023 26 105 4 879 14 419 8 786 284 790 621 453 388 821
Yambol 105 1 114 534 12 261 7 919 1 118 876 15 547 2 110 7 723 6 750 177 788 353 806 245 985
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria
Yugozapaden 753 29 087 043 260 708 208 389 29 140 748 248 549 56 126 129 622 72 916 3 034 597 4 435 596 2 403 111
Blagoevgrad 169 2 532 509 75 776 13 783 2 594 502 41 113 5 640 19 495 20 403 473 587 592 891 429 736
Kyustendil 107 1 451 501 6 661 8 424 1 449 738 16 918 3 294 7 937 6 033 159 716 197 192 151 635
Pernik 85 1 110 051 7 440 6 007 1 111 484 15 125 2 704 7 772 5 640 172 755 226 584 156 009
Sofia 141 1 806 050 13 787 52 622 1 767 215 27 897 4 143 17 163 11 805 361 302 502 363 335 689
Sofia (stolitsa) 251 22 186 932 157 044 127 553 22 217 809 147 496 40 345 77 255 29 035 1 867 237 2 916 566 1 330 042
Yuzhen tsentralen 764 10 810 596 102 610 74 082 10 839 124 207 102 32 701 111 879 67 980 2 065 268 3 210 653 2 227 862
Kаrdzhali 108 1 160 556 4 720 8 734 1 156 542 21 480 3 434 10 619 9 547 234 987 333 712 215 297
Pazardzhik 128 1 703 189 10 797 4 829 1 709 157 38 074 5 002 18 644 12 577 364 611 486 457 406 711
Plovdiv 253 4 635 631 62 145 31 714 4 666 062 94 283 17 134 55 216 24 775 972 369 1 605 040 1 040 934
Smolyan 129 1 357 467 12 099 15 288 1 354 278 20 980 3 226 12 716 8 624 214 930 269 121 167 222
Haskovo 146 1 953 753 12 849 13 517 1 953 085 32 285 3 905 14 684 12 457 278 371 516 323 397 698

1 National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius", regional, municipal and community clubs libraries, libraries to the universities, school and special libraries
21.05.2015


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

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+ 359 2 9857 602

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified22 May 2019
Metadata last posted22 May 2019
Metadata last update22 May 2019
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 - 2018

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

[email protected]

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 - 2018

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 publication contains statistical information on the development of publishing activity in Bulgaria by main indicators for 2018.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018 in infographics
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    In 2018, for the first time, we presented the results of the statistical surveys through graphics, images and other visualization tools, which resulted in a positive response among a wide range of users. We believe that this modern way of presenting statistical information will trigger the interest in those who for the first time encounter the meaning of numbers revealing important aspects of socio-economic life.

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    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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

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    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th 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 2012 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Book publishing and Press 2017
    The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure to present of users on statistical information its new electronic publication Book publishing and Press 2017.

    The publication contains statistical information on the development of publishing activity in Bulgaria by main indicators for 2017.

    Data by some indicators, such as: titles; circulation; average circulation of books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines and bulletins for the period 1962 - 2017, are also included.  In the publication are applied methodology notes and brief analysis.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 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 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 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 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    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 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

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