On January 13, 2015 in Russian State Library there was presentation of portal of National digital library; Dmitry A. Medvedev, Prime Minister, met with representatives of library community then.
According to RIA Novosty, S.V. Balandyuk, President of ELAR Corporation, told at the presentation, that National digital library now includes books and other editions from 33 Russian libraries. As for today total fund of full-text digital documents of National digital library makes 1.6 millions units (books, dissertation, papers) and 26.9 millions notes in digital catalogue for digital printed editions.
In 2015 it is planned to increase the number of libraries-participants of this project to 1 000, and adapt the resources of National digital library for mobile devices as well. Moreover rights for scientific, education and technical literature will be purchased from publishing houses. A.I. Visly, General director of Russian State Library, told that the stage of test work of National digital library website will be finished in the nearest six months.
Within this period resource will be completely transferred to the servers of Russian State Library, and it will be the fully legitimate operator of National digital library. Mr Visly is sure that the project will help to provide necessary editions not only to separate readers, but to dozens of thousands of Russian libraries as well. Heads of other national libraries took part in the presentation and meeting with Dmitry A. Medvedev: A.V. Likhomanov, General director of Russian National Library, and A.P. Vershinin, General director of Presidential library. Among other representatives of library community O.A. Andon, Head of Bogolyubovo village library, branch of Suzdal regional centralized library system of Vladimir region, winner of the 1st Russian competition “Library of the tear 2013”, and A.G. Gacheva, Head of Department of museum and excursion work of Library №124 of centralized library system of South-West administrative district of Moscow, winner of the 2nd Russian competition “Library of the tear 2014”, also met with Prime Minister.
Last year novel “One hundred years of solitude” of Gabriel García Márquez was the most requested one by the visitors of Moscow libraries.
Moscow city library center made a vast monitoring of popular books in city libraries. According to information of press service of the Center, novel “One hundred years of solitude” of Gabriel García Márquez, Columbian writer, was the absolute leader.
As employees of Moscow libraries specified, explosion of interest to this classic work happened in last April after death of the writer and continued during the whole year. Analysis of the most read books was made on the basis of the data of centralized library systems of Moscow districts. As employees of Moscow city library center specified, “selection was made with 10 most popular works that were given every month within the year”.
But the rate included not the total number of requests for one book or another, but only the fact of lending it to library visitors in each separate district.
Fire in Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences
In Moscow library of Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences 15% of the stored funs were completely damaged.
Let us remind that fire in the library of the Institute located on Nakhimovsky avenue 51 near “Profsoyuznaya” metro station, started on Friday evening near 10 pm. Fire teams arrived in 6 minutes after they were called – passengers saw smoke arising from the roof of the 20-meter building. According to preliminary data, electrical wiring short circuit was the reason. Upper premises and garret of three-store and not very new building were on fire at once. Books – very inflammable material – are the main value here. Fire got the third degree (there are five of them in Moscow).
According to Emercom, the fire covered the area near 2 000 sq.m (total area of the library is 12 000 sq.m). Moreover near 1 000 sq.m fell down destroyed. And near one day there was still danger that it will ruin further.
The works are difficult as there is still danger that frameworks can ruin. Thus only exterior perimeter is cleaned now.
Moreover in some rooms there are still glowing embers, thus smoke blanket does exist. Special Emercom laboratory of constantly measures cleanness of the air here, especially at “Profsoyuznaya” metro station. Rescuers warn local citizens, owners of cafes and shops that smoke blanket exists in the fire area. But according to Emercom employees, maximum permissible concentration, being hazardous for citizens’ health, was not found.
A part of the wall of the existing library ruined too, but the book storage and books were rescued in generally. But according to the message of Federal agency of scientific organizations, near 15% of total funds stored here were damaged.
There no information about fire victims yet. In Emercom they hope that there were no any library employees in the building when the fire started. There are 330 employees in the library in total.
By the way, except for the Institute, in that building there are (were) German historic institute, Scientific and research institute Ars-ceramics, shop and several companies.
On January 26 in media center of “Russian newspaper” there was presentation of resource
The start was given by Mikhail Seslavinsky, Head of Federal agency for press and mass communications. Also the event was visited by directors of large book stores, heads of leading publishing houses, representatives of libraries, writers and literary critics.
The Head of Rospechat highlighted : “The stereotype that there is a conflict between literature and internet exist for a long period already. This year well stop this “Battle of Stalingrad” thanks largely to this website and we’ll transfer from conflict to friendly union”.
Internet portal at godliteratury.ru gives the user complex information about book and literature news, as well as about events of the Year of literature in Russia, and also review of mass media publications and official information of the organizing committee including corporate logo of the Year of literature for free use.
Daily in special column “Lines born that day” there will appear poems of famous authors written in different years but on this very day.
Moreover within the year reports about writers’ lives, interviews with finalists of literature awards will be also published at the portal. And it is planned to cover extensively jubilees and remarkable dates connected with the names being meaningful for Russian literature.
On January 13, 2015 Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister, got acquainted with the work of portal of National digital library and met with Russian librarians. Presentation took place in Russian State Library.
Realization of project “National digital library” was launched in 2004 upon the initiative of Russian State Library. Up to 2014 portal of National digital library joined resources of 6 federal libraries and 27 regional ones.
The project is aimed at creation of the sole information library space within the territory of Russia and formation of available information environment based on library fund and education and scientific institutions in internet.
As for today total fund of full text digital documents of National digital library makes 1,6 mln items and 26,9 mln notes in digital catalogue for digital printed editions.
And at least 10% of the books published in Russia are included in the library fund annually.
To provide access to the resources of National digital library protected by copyrights, there are 581 virtual reading halls connected with public and university libraries of Russia, CIS countries and National Library of Finland.
The Prime Minister highlighted that National digital library is really the largest library project – a unique intellectual resource and start of a new stage of development for all Russian libraries.
The library joins digital funds of all libraries in one state information library system and for sure it shall provide possibility to use giant volume of information. And what is the most valuable – to use it legally.
Moreover at the meeting Dmitry Medvedev and Alexander Visly, General Director of Russian State Library, discussed the possibility to digitize all dissertations presented in Russia and the Soviet Union.
On January 13, 2015 in Samara regional universal scientific library there was a solemn event “Grot. Region. Library” dedicated to three milestone events: Day of Samara region, 200th anniversary of Samara governor, honored citizen of Samara, founder K.K. Grot Samara public library, and 155th anniversary of the main library of the region.
At 4 pm L.A. Anokhina, Director of Samara regional universal scientific library, and A.N. Zavalny, Chief librarian of Department of local studies, opened solemn part of the event. O.V. Rybakova, Minister of culture of Samara region, made welcome speech for the guests. She congratulated the staff, readers and guests of the library with the Day of Samara region.
Minister also proved the initiative of the staff of the library to give the name of its founder – Konstantin K. Grot – to the library, and charged to study thoroughly public opinion to prepare good decision for this issue.
Members of Guardian council, veterans of the library, heads of non-governmental organizations of the region, heads of universities, scientists, writers, journalists, honored readers, heads of state and municipal libraries congratulated the employees of the library with the jubilee.
Solemn event “Grot. Region. Library” was visited by more than 300 persons.
Moscow Department of culture approved KPI in accordance with which work of libraries, theaters, museums and other Moscow subordinate authorities will be estimated.
As Sergey Kapkov, Head of the Department, highlighted, KPI were developed in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of culture and under pilot projects in Moscow institutions of culture.
Salary of managers and bonuses for separate creative workers – artists, teachers etc. will directly depend on execution of the stated norms starting from this year. Information about KPI will be included in the contracts and job descriptions.
Innovations will not cover employees with fixed salary only.
KPI of Moscow institutions of culture will be of two types: general and individual. For example, general requirements for all organizations include: quality support of website of the institutions, timely review of personnel, absence of reasoned complaints from citizens and surely, performance of plan. Individual or specific indicators are proved in the order of the Department of culture separately for each types of institutions.
“Moscow city library center” and Dostoyevsky library announced the start of night co-working in library.
As they clarified in Moscow Department of culture, all services usual for readers within ordinary hours will be available for visitors of Dostoyevsky library this night already.
They include funds of the library in the reading hall, possibility to take a book with permanent ticket (to lend) and use library computer with internet access and library Wi-Fi on own devices. Co-working will be open from 10 pm till 5.30 am that will allow late visitors to take public transport that starts to work in these hours.
Everybody who are registered in the library can use night co-working. Night visits to reading hall in comparison with usual access to library resources, will be fee paying. Full night in library will cost 300 RUR. Regular users can buy monthly tickets.
In the nearest future it is supposed to open night co-working in 1 May library that is located near “Leninsky Prospect” metro station as well.
In accordance with the results of this experience the decision about necessity of prolongation of night working hours in Moscow libraries will be taken.
Internet resource at годлитературы.рф is quite ready for launch and shall start to work on January 26.
At the regular meeting of Rospechat the developers presented the project of the official website of the Year of literature in Russia to professional society.
When internet resource www.годлитературы.рф was created, elements of corporate style developed beforehand by Russian Book Union, were used. Let us remind that on the official logo of the year of literature created in colors of the Russian flag, there are side-faces of Alexander Pushkin, Nikolay Gogol and Anna Akhmatova, Russian classics. As envisioned by the developers, the website shall be of interest for maximum wide audience, thus it is integrated with social networks and will represent to visitors the most complete and latest information about news, projects and events of the Year of literature both of regional and Russian meaning. On the main page there will be an option to place information about planned or past events directly from the regions. Also journalists of regional press centers of Russian newspaper will deal with website content.
Rospechat presented official logo of the Year of literature and passport of standards for application
To organize the Year of literature I Russian in 2015 specialists developed the complete package of elements of corporate image, including the official logo presented by Federal agency for press and mass communications, made in colors of the Russian flag.
There are side-faces of Alexander Pushkin, Nikolay Gogol and Anna Akhmatova, great Russian writers.
Message of press service of Rospechat informs: “Unique character of the developed visual decision is that it is easily adapted for different formats and communication channels”. According to representatives of the department, corporate style provides vast possibilities for designers to resolve any creative task – from decoration of facades to creation of original postcards with logo.