Cultural institutionsMetadataPeriod: AnnualYear: 2018
|02. Metadata update|
|03. Statistical presentation|
|04. Unit of measure|
|05. Reference Period|
|06. Institutional Mandate|
|08. Release policy|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
|10. Accessibility and clarity|
|11. Quality management|
|13. Accuracy and reliability|
|14. Timeliness and punctuality|
|15. Coherence and comparability|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision|
|18. Statistical processing|
|01.1. Contact organisation|
Republic Statistical office of Serbia
|01.2. Contact organisation unit|
Sector of Social Statistics
Department of Statistics of Education, Science and Culture
|01.3. Contact name|
Vesna Jašović Šurlan
|01.4. Contact person function|
Head of Group for Higher Education,Science and Culture
|01.5. Contact mail address|
Milana Rakića 5, 11050 Belgrade, Serbia
|01.6. Contact email address|
|01.7. Contact phone number|
+381 11 2410414
|01.8. Contact fax number|
|02. Metadata update||Top|
|02.1. Metadata last certified|
|02.2. Metadata last posted|
|02.3. Metadata last update|
|03. Statistical presentation||Top|
|03.1. Data description|
The activity of culture and art, as an activity of general interest, is a set of goals and measures of encouraging cultural development for the Republic of Serbia, which includes publishing activity and printing through research on books and brochures, newspapers, magazines and other serial publications and prints.
|03.2. Classification system|
UDC - Universal decimal classification
|03.3. Coverage - sector|
The collection of data from publishing and printing activity is a complete coverage in the cultural sector - all areas of publishing activities of the book and brochures, serials - newspapers, magazines and other serial publications and prints are included..
|03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions|
For all research in publishing and printing, the administrative source is the National Library of Serbia, which has a complete record of all issued titles for a year. The record is established on the basis of a mandatory copy of the printing facilities by the NBS, and for the co-production with a foreign country, the obligatory copy is delivered by the publisher. The data are in the electronic catalog NBS COBISS NBS, and refer to those bibliographic records that are categorized in the Current Bibliography of Serbia for the respective year.
SORS takes data electronically, without the obligation to submit forms, in the form of a bibliographic record, where, after encryption, calculating and logical processing of data, it performs tabulation and delivers results to the National Library of Serbia.
|03.5. Statistical unit|
Units of observation of statistical surveys in the field of publishing and printing are books and brochures, serial publications - lists, journals and other serial publications and newprint.
|03.6. Statistical population|
Book and brochure is a non-periodical publication, published in one go and at intervals in volumes, which number is fixed in advance.
Book is a non-periodical publication of at least 49 pages, exclusive of the cover pages, published in the country or internationally co-produced and made available to the public.
Brochure is a non-periodical printed publication of at least but not more than 48 pages, exclusive of the cover pages, published in the country and made available to the public.
Periodical or serial publication (newspapers, magazines) is a publication published in continuing series with the same title at same or different intervals, during an indefinite period of time. Different numbers of a series are numbered or each number has a date.
Newspapers are intended for regular information of the public, and are mainly designed to be a primary source of written information on current events connected with political, literary and sports subjects. In addition, newspapers may be an advertising mean.
Magazine is a periodical publication concerned with subjects of general interest, intended for studies and factual information on specialised subjects such as art, legislation, sports, fashion, etc.
Newsprint is specific as to other types of publications. It is primarily intended for entertainment and commercial purposes. It is characterised by a constant and regular frequency of publication under a common title in form of text, comics or combination of text and comics.
|03.7. Reference area|
The data refer to the Republic of Serbia, without data for Kosovo and Metohija
|03.8. Coverage - Time|
Watch the calendar year.
|03.9. Base period|
|04. Unit of measure||Top|
|04. Unit of measure|
Number of books, newspapers, magazines, number of other serials and number of newsprint.
|05. Reference Period||Top|
|05. Reference Period|
|06. Institutional Mandate||Top|
|06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements|
The Official Statistics Law („Official Gazette of the RS“, No. 104/09) specifies the legal framework for the production and dissemination of official statistics and also for the organization of the system of official statistics of the Republic of Serbia. Nevertheless, the Official Statistics Law, together with the five-year Statistical Programme over the period 2016 – 2020 and the annual implementation plans, provides the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS) with a clear and broad legal mandate to collect and access the data needed for the execution of the Statistical Programme and the Implementation Plan.
In addition, pursuant to Article 18, paragraph 2 of the Law on Official Statistics (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No 104/09) and Article 42, paragraph 1 of the Law on Government Administration (“Official Gazette of the RS” No 55/05, 71/05‐corrigendum, 101/07, 65/08 and 16/11), the Government adopts every year a regulation that defines the plan for official statistics.
|06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing|
The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia has an agreement on cooperation with a large number of organizations and institutions, both nationally and internationally, with which it exchanges information, data and experiences.
There is also intensive cooperation between different organizational units within the Institute itself.
|07.1. Confidentiality - policy|
Pursuant to Article 46 of the Law on Official Statistics (“Official Gazette of RS”, number 104/09), Articles 7 and 35 of the Law on Government Administration (“Official Gazette of RS ”, No 79/05 and 101/07) and Articles 9, 15, 16 and 18 of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Interest (“Official Gazette of RS”, No120/04, 54 /07 104/09 and 36/10 ), Director of the SORS hereby adopt Rulebook on statistical data protection in the statistical office of the Republic of Serbia. The Rulebook lays down the measures to be implemented so as to protect data and information in the SORS.
In addition, Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|07.2. Confidentiality - data treatment|
The protection of secret data and documents shall be done in accordance with the Law on Data Secrecy. Confidential data from Article 3 of the Rulebook are considered official secret and cannot be published or communicated, that is, they cannot be part of aggregated data from which individual data can be identified. Individual data can be given only to the owner of those data. Only the employees of the Office authorized by decision of the Director of the Office shall have access to confidential data from administrative sources.
Also, if SORS transmits data with a confidentiality flag or an embargo date, these data are not disseminated until the confidentiality flag is lifted in a subsequent data transmission or the embargo expired.
|08. Release policy||Top|
|08.1. Release calendar|
This indicator is available at the end of December in a special publication on the Institute's website.
|08.2. Release calendar access|
External users can find the exact date of publication in the calendar located on the Institute's website.
|08.3. Release policy - user access|
External users can find information in the Special Publication on the Institute's website.
In line with the Community legal framework and the European Statistics Code of Practice Eurostat disseminates European statistics on Eurostat's website respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. The detailed arrangements are governed by the Eurostat protocol on impartial access to Eurostat data for users.
|09. Frequency of dissemination||Top|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
|10. Accessibility and clarity||Top|
|10.1. Dissemination format - News release|
|10.2. Dissemination format - Publications|
Releases: Books and Brochures and Serial Publications - Newspapers and Magazines and Special Publication "Culture"
|10.3. Dissemination format - online database|
The database on SORS
|10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access|
Available at the request of international organizations, researchers, etc. The request must be sent to the dissemination group (to the official email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) which will start the process of creating a cooperation agreement after receiving the approval of the management.
|10.5. Dissemination format - other|
|10.6. Documentation on methodology|
Abbreviated methodology on the web site of the SORS
|10.7. Quality management - documentation|
The ESS Metadata Handler
|11. Quality management||Top|
|11.1. Quality assurance|
Quality is provided by strict implementation of definitions and methodology as well as through validation of data. Major deviations and inconsistencies were not observed.
|11.2. Quality management - assessment|
Data is collected from reliable sources that provide quality data. Data are comparable with countries in the region
|12.1. User needs|
The main beneficiary is the Ministry of Culture, as well as other cultural institutions. Also, beneficiaries are scientists, students and all who are doing analysis in the field of culture.
|12.2. User satisfaction|
The annual reports in the area of publishing and printing provide a complete overview of the publishing activity in the Republic of Serbia.
|13. Accuracy and reliability||Top|
|13.1. Overall accuracy|
|13.2. Sampling error|
|13.3. Non-sampling error|
|14. Timeliness and punctuality||Top|
Do not submit data to Eurostat.
|15. Coherence and comparability||Top|
|15.1. Comparability - geographical|
Statistical data from the field of cultural institutions are comparable only with regional prospects.
They are not comparable with the methodology and definitions of the European Statistical System.
|15.2. Comparability - over time|
Data are available since 2000
|15.3. Coherence - cross domain|
|15.4. Coherence - internal|
|16. Cost and Burden||Top|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision||Top|
|17.1. Data revision - policy|
The general audit policy as an official document is available on the SORS intranet site. Revised data is available in the SORS database as soon as their validation is performed.
|17.2. Data revision - practice|
Published data are considered final, unless otherwise stated. Corrections and revisions are possible. Significant methodological changes are announced and users can be informed about them on the SORS website.
|18. Statistical processing||Top|
|18.1. Source data|
For all research in publishing and printing, the administrative source is the National Library of Serbia, which has a complete record of all issued titles for a year. The data are in the electronic catalog NBS COBISS NBS, and refer to those bibliographic records that are categorized in the Current Bibliography of Serbia for the respective year.
The SORS retrieves data electronically, without the obligation to submit forms, in the form of a bibliographic record, where, after encryption, calculating and logical processing of data, it carries out tabulation and submits results to the NBS.
|18.2. Frequency of data collection|
Data are collected in annual period
|18.3. Data collection|
The SORS takes data electronically, without the obligation to submit forms, in the form of a bibliographic record, where, after encryption, calculating and logical processing of data, it carries out tabulation and submits results to the NBS.
|18.4. Data validation|
Information on publishing and printing in order to ensure their accuracy and completeness. Control is done internally, by the SORS.
|18.5. Data compilation|