National Library of Estonia

Riin Olonen

Riin Olonen has been working in the National Library of Estonia at different positions since 1993. Since 1998 her main focus has been on implementing and developing integrated library system, new library services, user support, training and consulting. Since 2016 she coordinates also the activities related to collecting and processing Estonian digital newspapers, journals, and serials, and maintaining the portal of Estonian articles of the digital archive DIGAR ( She studied both information sciences and computer sciences in the Tallinn Pedagogical University (now Tallinn University), graduated in 1995. Since 1999 she has also been working part-time in the Estonian Libraries Network Consortium (ELNET Consortium), since 2005 as a Development Manager. Riin has published articles and given presentations on library automation, development, cooperation, both physical and virtual libraries. She actively participates also as a lecturer in library staff training in the automation of libraries, library systems, cooperation and development issues. She is a member of the Estonian Librarians Association.

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