October 12-13, 2009.

Interregional seminar “New Opportunities for Creating Information and Educational Environment of the Region” took place in Omsk State Technical University (Omsk, Russia). It was conducted by Alexander Brodovsky, Department Head, RNPLS&T.

October 11-19, 2009.

Frankfurt Book Fair took place in Germany. Galina Evstigneeva, Deputy Director General, RNPLS&T, and Yury Zaslavsky, Director, Scanning Service Center, RNPLS&T, participated in it.

October 6, 2009.

Vladimir Zaytsev, President, Russian Library Association, Director General, Russian National Library, congratulated Yakov Shrayberg on his being decorated with such a high state award as Order of Honour.

September 18, 2009.

“Creating a Digital Musical Library of the Moscow Central Adminisrative District and basic rules of its use in practice of libraries and musical schools” seminar took place in Information and Consulting Centre of the Moscow Central Adminisrative District.
RNPLS&T created and adapted the Digital Musical Library of the Moscow Central Adminisrative District, containing over 130 000 records of publications and pieces of music and giving an opportunity to view their full texts. Elena Lindeman, Deputy Director General, RNPLS&T, gave an account of the accomplished works Then a training for librarians and musical school teachers was held to inform them of the ways of using the Digital Musical Library in the work of their organisations.

By Presidential Decree, Yakov Shrayberg, Director General, RNPLS&T, was awarded Order of Honour for his great contribution to the development of science and his fruitful activities of many years.
Mikhail Goncharov, Director, Internet Technologies Development and Maintenance Center, RNPLS&T, was awarded Medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of II Degree.
All the staff of RNPLS&T congratulate Yakov Shrayberg and Mikhail Goncharov heartily on obtaining well-deserved awards and wish them futher professional success!

New digital publications were added to RNPLS&T stocks from Ellibs digital library. They can be viewed on-line at (banner “Электронные книги из Ellibs Library” (Ellibs Library E-books)). You can access annotations freely, but you can only access full texts of books (PDF format) from the RNPLS&T computer hall.

September 14-16, 2009.

The 8th “Bibliocaravan-2009” Forum of Russian public libraries was organized by Moscow Department of Culture and Russian Library Association.

The main goals of the forum were: to strengthen Russian library community traditions, to develop interlibrary cooperation, to improve business ties between Moscow and regional libraries, to share experience of work in various fields of library activity.

On September 16 the employees of RNPLS&T took part in two round tables: “Writer, Publisher, Reader: New Prospects” , and “The Role of Libraries in Creating an Information Society”.

September 14-16, 2009.

Within the framework of “Libray Leadership School” project a “Local community and library stocks: new principles of cooperation with readers” workshop and training took place on the basis of N.K. Krupskaya Moscow Regional State Scientific Library. The workshop was held under the auspices of “Pushkin Library” non-profit foundation. Elena Lindeman, Deputy Director General, RNPLS&T, participated in it among other lecturers and held classes on topics connected with the usage of joint catalogs and corporate information resources of partner libraries in acquisition profile designing, taking into consideration the demands of local community and local authorities.

The main goal of the workshop was to transform participants’ ideas of acquisition objects and principles as a way of solving problems of local communities and certain target groups, and their ideas of a library’s influence on the local community.

September 7-11, 2009.

The 8th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Digital Era of Culture” took place in Sudakovo village, Moscow region, Russia. The main themes of the conference were: “Information society: centre and provinces”, “Modern registration and preservation technologies for museum exhibits and collections”, “Information technologies in education”, “Digital libraries”.

RNPLS&T was represented by Elena Lindeman, Deputy Director General, and Kira Gorbuleva, Department Head. Elena Lindeman made a report “Demand for digital library resources in the fields of science and technology at the modern stage of the country’s economic development”.

September 3, 2009.

“Problems of Publishing and Translating Technical Literature” Theoretical and Practical Conference took place within the framework of Moscow International Book Fair.
Organizers of the event were Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications and Amaldanic publishing house.
Elena Lindeman took part in the conference and spoke about the peculiarities of demand for scientific literature in various fields of knowledge.
Among those delivering reports were: Elena Nosenko-Shtein, Chief Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Jarmo Heikkilä, Managing Director, Ellibs; Tatiana Aittokallio, Regional Manager, Ellibs; V.M. Levina, translator for Social Sciences Journal (published by “Science” publishing house), International Life Journal (published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation), Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal (published by CA&CC Press AB); Alexander Junovich, Professor, Faculty of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Subsequent to the results of the conference a leaflet with the texts of participants’ reports and speeches was published.

August 21-31, 2009.

The World Library and Information Congress 2009, 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly took place in Italy (Milan, Florence, Rimini) and San-Marino.
"Libraries create futures: building on cultural heritage" was the theme of the Congress.
Representatives of RNPLS&T, who took part in this event, were: Yakov Shrayberg, Director General; Elena Lindeman, Deputy Director General; Galina Evstigneeva, Deputy Director General; Ekaterina Zaytseva, Director, Center of Research, Design and Development of Automated Library Information Systems; Evgeniya Podmorina, Department Head; Marina Zaluzhskaya, Department Head; Svetlana Silaeva, Department Head, and Olga Shlenskaya, Director, Publishing and Reprographic Center.

August 10, 2009.

Library stocks are an important part of the national information resources. Conservation of this invaluable information for the generations to come is one of the priorities of the activities of our state. It is stated in the Constitution of the Russian Federation and proved in the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation up to 2020 confirmed by the President’s decree of 12 May 2009.

State-of-the-art Zeutschel and Agfa technical appliances implemented in RNPLS&T allow to create microfilms with background thickness and contrast, such as allow printing out and scanning.

Use of the multilevel coding system in microfilming a document allows a wide range of opportunities while digitalizing the microfilm.

They plan to use widely these opportunities while working with documents within the framework of the “Program of access to and conservation of the most valuable and unique scientific and technical documents which constitute national, historical and culural heritage”.

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