On 31 January 2012, the installation of computers and peripherals in Stage 2011 target libraries was finalized. A total of 960 public libraries across the country have ICT equipment for citizens provided under Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria.
155 target libraries were included in the third phase of ICT equipment delivery and installation under the program: another 530 desktop computers, 530 monitors, 1 laptop, 155 multifunctional devices, 149 multimedia projectors and 310 network equipment units are ready to be used.
Overall, during the three phases of ICT equipment delivery and installation under the program in the period November 2010 – January 2012, 13,492 equipment units were provided to 960 target libraries as follows:
4,757 desktop computers;
960 multifunctional devices (printer, scanner, copier);
75 color printers;
791 multimedia projectors;
1,947 network equipment units.
The first phase of ICT equipment delivery and installation covered the Stage 2009 target libraries: a total of 7,834 equipment units were delivered in the period November 2010 – February 2011.
The second phase covered 350 target libraries under Stage 2010: a total of 3,983 equipment units were delivered in the period April 2011 – June 2011.
The third phase took place in 154 target libraries under Stage 2011 and 1 target library under Stage 2010: a total of 1,675 equipment units were delivered in the period December 2011 – January 2012.
The provided ICT equipment is used for training citizens and provision of electronic services at the target libraries.
In 2012, Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria focuses its efforts on the development and provision of innovative services for public library users.