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Maciej Kochanowicz (Information Society Development Foundation, Warsaw, Poland)

Performance Measurement and Metrics

ISSN: 1467-8047

Article publication date: 16 March 2012




The purpose of this paper is to describe the current status of the Global Libraries Initiative program in Poland.


This paper lists the preliminary results and conclusions from the early phases of the progam.


Among the conclusions so far gathered for developing actions are: developing support for libraries for three new types of services: assistance in job seeking (because while many users make use of computers in libraries for that purpose, but only a few libraries offer relevant special activities); healthy lifestyles (some libraries have already introduced such activities, but it is hoped to develop them in a more systematic way – this area is also consistent with the overall priorities of the Global Libraries Initiative) and e‐banking for senior citizens; and improving the advocacy and outreach capabilities of libraries through additional training, as this was diagnosed as one of the weaknesses after the first round of the programme.


A wide range of improvement examples are provided that can be easily transferred to other countries.



Kochanowicz, M. (2012), "Poland", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 32-37.



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