Gradska knjiznica Rijeka

Croatia

The Rijeka City Library (GKR) is organised as a library network of departments, branches and bookmobiles. It is the central public library of Rijeka and the Primorsko-goranska county, whose population is about 300,000 inhabitants. The Rijeka City Library was founded in 1962 as a successor of two older institutions: the Rijeka Public Reading Room (established in 1849) and the Sušak Public Library (founded in 1930).

The Rijeka City Library offers a wide range of public services and activities: core library services, Internet and PC access and education, reading groups, story-telling for preschool children, workshops for children and teenagers, presentations of books and authors, exhibitions, professional meetings, etc.

GKR participated in International and EU-funded projects such as PHARE PLDP and Pulman-XT. The library participated in AccessIT Plus, which resulted in the development of the SVeVID digital library (http://svevid.gkr.hr/). GKR is a part of Europeana Awareness public libraries network.

Tasks in LoCloud: coordination of content supply from Croatia; testing of tools developed in WP3; responsible for dissemination at a national level (WP 6); encouraging small and medium-sized heritage institutions to cooperate with LoCloud.