Library World Events

Russian libraries will turn into multimedia centers

Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of culture of the RF, moderated a presentation about libraries of new type in the Russian State Library.

According to the plan of the developers of the project, contemporary library centers shall be of maximum comfort for visitors starting from the hall where it is necessary to put modern information stands.

The minimum program of each such center that can take up to 20 000 visitors, shall include equipped computer places for work, digital access to state services, zone for team work and separate premises for education and development of children. Thus the libraries of new type shall become modern multifunctional and multimedia centers of different functions and features, for example, book stores with cafe stalls. According to Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of culture, his Ministry for a long time already tries to give libraries legal possibility to make such places in their territory out of competition «to create points of attraction».

r highlighted: «It is important that it happens in the Year of culture».

 

He informed that the main project of the Ministry is creation of National digital library that will allow everyone who has an integrated reader ticket to use digitized data of Russia libraries. He highlighted: «I hope that it will start work next year already».

 

being constructed, and two of then are wholly automized.

 

Vladimir Medinsky, Head of the Ministry, informed that Crimea can be the first one to test new model performance standard of public library developed by Ministry of culture of the RF.

Now in Russian there are more than 100 000 libraries, and this year the 750 Crimean libraries were added to the list. According to the Minister, new standard was developed be the specialists of the Ministry together with experts of the industry within quite a year. It will be recommended to the state authorities of the RF, municipal authorities and all libraries. They will develop in three directions - «library as a depository of cultural heritage, as an education center and as an active Internet agent».

Mr Medinsky in his speech in Russian State Library told: «One of the municipal libraries will be a pilot area and may be it will appear in Crimea. Model of performance of contemporary libraries will be tested in it».

Then Mr Medinsky added that now information and leisure centers are opened in Moscow, and open areas with reading halls, cafes and meeting rooms appear all over Russia. The Minister highlighted: «It is important that it happens in the Year of culture».

He informed that the main project of the Ministry is creation of National digital library that will allow everyone who has an integrated reader ticket to use digitized data of Russia libraries. He highlighted: «I hope that it will start work next year already».

 

being constructed, and two of then are wholly automized.

 

As press service of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan announced, Chairman of Committee for culture, science, education and national affairs of State Council addresses deputies with a request to include the issue about construction of new building for National library of the Republic of Tatarstan in the agenda.

Mr Valeev, addressing the deputies, told: «Issue about construction of the building for the main book storage of the Republic is 50-year old. The first regulation was adopted in 1960, in the period of preparation for 100th anniversary of library. After that five more regulations of the Government of Supreme Soviet of TSSR were adopted».

According to him, «national treasure of the Republic is stored in unequipped premises without elementary storage conditions, the existing library funds exceed the stated norms in eight times».

But Farid Mukhametshin, Chairman of State Council of the Republic, highlighted that he is not ready «to include the issue in the agenda without preliminary preparation of the documents and consultations with the government», but he offered to return to the problem at the further meetings of the State Council.

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But as for today a little bit more than 500 000 books and even more manuscripts are stored here. Construction of the new library began in 1960. After the building was commissioned new levels are still being constructed, and two of then are wholly automized.

Volgograd Central Library celebrated 70th anniversary

Representatives of Volgograd city administration and visitors of the library - the most important guests - congratulated the employees of the library with the anniversary.

Within all these years employees of the library manage to combine both modern IT and traditional paper units in their work in a remarkable manner.

Very interesting events - such as library nights, creative competitions and intercultural meetings - take place in the library. Here each citizen of Volgograd can find something interesting.

Employees of the library work a lot for citizens concerning support of reading and promotion of cultural values. Despite all the difficulties of IT century, employees of the library assist citizens of Volgograd to love «live» book.

--> was constructed for her money only. In total the library can house approximately 780 000 volumes.

 

But as for today a little bit more than 500 000 books and even more manuscripts are stored here. Construction of the new library began in 1960. After the building was commissioned new levels are still being constructed, and two of then are wholly automized.

Presentation of unique handmade books «Song of Songs of Solomon» in English and Intalian languages with etchings of Yury Yakovanko, artist from Grodno, will take place in National Library of Belarus with Gallery of graphics «Book salon».

Two editions of books each of 130 units in English and Italian languages were created in printing studio Stamperia d’Arte «Stella» in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italia. Italian version was issued in 2013 and English one in 2014.

The books were made by hand from start to finish, there is a signature of the author of illustrations on each unit. Each edition contains six original etchings (type of etching on metal - TUT.BY) of the artist. These editions prolong the Art book series - a line of exclusive and expensive books on paper made specially for them, in expensive handmade leather cover - as it was done several centuries ago. Now as a rule for such editions masters choose works from the list of the World literature heritage like «Song of Songs of Solomon». Prolusion for the edition was written by Romano Masoni, famous Italian literature critic and art expert. Special magnificent catalogue accompanying issue of the original books also contains this text.

was constructed for her money only. In total the library can house approximately 780 000 volumes.

 

But as for today a little bit more than 500 000 books and even more manuscripts are stored here. Construction of the new library began in 1960. After the building was commissioned new levels are still being constructed, and two of then are wholly automized.

Russian State Library for Youth launched international project «Library planet»

Idea of the project belongs to Dmitry Bogdanov, Head of Internet development Department of the library.

Irina Mikhniva, Director of Russian State Library for Youth and Vice President of Russian Library Association, told: «After he saw a program about wonderful places of the planet on scientific channel, he thought, why not libraries can be the object of film-almanac as there are a lot of unordinary and interesting libraries in the world. When he expressed his thought, I liked it very much. And now we launch project «Library planet»».

The aim of the project is to show both to library society, readers and users, successful experience, modern libraries of the world, their work with citizens, what possibilities and resources they can give for education, work, communications, self development and creative self expression. Libraries shall to be associated with bering and dusty area. And project «Library planet» is aimed to amend such old vision and inspire for new ideas that could lead to changes of libraries for the better and to attract young readers, volunteers and creative people to libraries.

On October 21 in Moscow winners of the 12th season of «Yasnaya Polyana» literature award were rewarded

Awarding ceremony of the laureates of «Yasnaya Polyana» literature award took place on October 21 in the Beethoven Hall of Russian State Academic Bolshoi Theater.

Boris Ekimov, writer, was the laureate in nomination «Modern classic». 75-year old writer received testimonial in the amount of 900 000 RUR for story «Pinochet». Arsen Titov was the winner in nomination «21 century» with trilogy about the First World War «Shadow of Bekhistung». 66-year old writer received testimonial in the amount of 750 000 RUR.

Finalists of the nominations who did not receive the first prize will divide the prize fund of the short list. Evgeny Chizhov, Sergey Shargunov and Dmitry Novikov will receive 50 000 RUR each.

Roman Semncin, 42-year ole writer, received testimonial in the amount of 300 000 RUR for victory in nominations «Childhood. Boyhood. Youth» for story «What do you want».

We would like to bring to your attention pictures from one of the most unique libraries of the world. This edition is in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. It belongs to the world-wide famous Yale University, where it is still now.

Name of this unique place is Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Surname Beinecke is added to the title of the institutions as the building was constructed for her money only. In total the library can house approximately 780 000 volumes.

But as for today a little bit more than 500 000 books and even more manuscripts are stored here. Construction of the new library began in 1960. After the building was commissioned new levels are still being constructed, and two of then are wholly automized.

A library wholly consisting of digital book will appear in Moscow. Maxim Fetisov, Director of Moscow city library center, told about development of this experiment.

According to him, Moscow can borrow experience of USA partly, where in 2013 the first public library without books in the world was opened. As explained by Mr Fetisov, in 2015 that will be the Year of literature in Moscow, QR codes for downloading books could appear in streets and parks. According to him, today more and more Muscovites turn to e-books: «Some readers do not take paper books in hands at all and use gadgets only. We wish to give them possibility to use customary form of reading in library. We even discuss possibility of creation of absolutely digital library. It could be created on the base of one of the existing Moscow reading halls».

Mr Putin signed the order according to which Russian Book Chamber being the part of ITAR-TASS Agency will deal with assigning unique numbers to editions.

With the order of the President of Russia ITAR-TASS Information agency and Russian Book Chamber being the part of its structure will have obligations concerning international standard numeration of editions.

The corresponding Order of the President №631 was declared on the official portal of legal information and came into force from the date of signature - September 16, 2014.

Before in the book industry there were disputes about the fact that Book Chamber could fail with functions of assigning ISBN after its departmental affiliation was  amended. Elena Nogina, Head of Russian Book Chamber doesn’t agree with these doubts: «We were very surprised when such discussions and experts’ evaluations appeared. I’m sure that it is a wrong point of view as Russian Book Chamber being ISBN National Agency for 20 years already, has a wealth of experience and connections with publishers and International ISBN Agency».

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