Latvia was part of the Soviet Union until declaring independence in September 1991. On May 1st 2004 it became a member of the European Union.
“During the years since the independence Latvia has undertaken huge efforts to develop and equip the libraries according to their new tasks. Many initiatives of the state, the local authorities and private foundations have been provided for that purpose. The most ambitious project is the concept of the „national uniform library information system“
(VVBIS, now called „lightnets“), to which all Latvian libraries shall be affiliated until 2007 and which is closely connected with the project of a new building for the National Library. 1) Cirule, Sandra: Veränderungen in der Arbeit der Bibliotheken Lettlands: Theorie und Praxis, in: Bibliothek 28.2004 Nr.2, S.184-187 http://www.bibliothek-saur.de/2004_2/184-187.pdf
. With the aid of “lightnets” all public libraries in Latvia can provide free internet access and latest technology.
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