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Oztrozhskaya Bible of Ivan Fedorov, printing pioneer, is put on auction. In total 450 units will be put on Book auction including rare editions of Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Alexander Griboyedov, Nikolay Gumilev, Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Balmont, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Anna Akhmatova, Alexander Blok and Osip Mandelshtam.

Unique Oztrozhskaya Bible of Ivan Fedorov, Russian printing pioneer,was put out to tender «Ancient rare books, engravings, photos» of auction house «Kabinet» that will take place in the Central House of Artists on September 25.

Ksenia Tsann-kha-Si, co-owner of the auction house told to RIA Novosty: «The first finished edition of the Bible in Church Slavic language was printed by Ivan Fedorov in Ostroh in the printing house of Konstantin Ostrozhsky in 1581. It is of museum and collection value. Forward estimate of the unit is 1,2 - 1,5 mln RUR (40 - 90 000 USD)».

In total it was printed near 1000 - 1500 units. In 1663 Oztrozhskaya Bible of Fedorov was reprinted practically unchanged in Moscow and in actual fact was the official redaction of Slavic Bible till 1740s when so called Elizabeth Bible that is bing used till today by Russian Orthodox Church was prepared.

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In 2015 Moscow Library Center starts pilot project according to which it will be possible to stay in city reading centers after 10pm, but the service will be commercial.

Moscow City Library Center prepares to make popular reading centers of city working 24 hours next year. Dostoyevsky Library at Chysty Prudy and 1 May Library in South district of Moscow that will be opened soon after reconstruction were chosen as pilot ones for this project.

Press service of Moscow City Library Center reports that it is planned to take fee for night stay in libraries, and both sum and ways of payments are discussed: it could be entrance or hour fee.

Anna Lander, Head of Moscow City Library Centerpress service, told: «Night work of libraries requires additional expenses: for security, work of librarians, electricity etc».

The aim of the project is to attract to reading the moscovites who work till late hours and assist students during end-of-term exams.

Boris Kupriyanov, Deputy director of Moscow City Library Center, highlights that access to libraries at night is socially important both for students and persons who would like to come to «city sitting room» to read or just to communicate at night.

Libraries of European Union can digitize but can not distribute the digitized books.

New direction of European Court allows libraries of the countries of European Union to digitize books from their collections. But except for extreme cases it is prohibited to libraries to somehow distribute the digitized copies. They could be read only on special reading terminals available in libraries.

Request from Supreme Court of Germany that reviews a claim from Eugen Ulmer KG, German Publishing house, against Technical University of Darmstadt, was the reason for the direction. Eugen Ulmer considers that University infringes its rights when scanning the books published by it and making them available in special digital terminals at the territory of campus. Thus the publishing house demanded to prohibit «to digitize these books and make them available for visitors of the library at digital terminal by copying at external USB media or printing as well as taking reproductions away from the library».


Awarding and announcements of names of the winners of Russian literatures awards traditionally took place during Moscow International Book Exhibition and Fair.

Please find below review of the presentations, awards and announcements of names of the winner of Russian literature awards «Book of the year», «Kniguru», «Book worm» and «Digital letter». All the events took place during the 27th Moscow International Book Exhibition.

Encyclopedia of was is the «Book of the year»

The winners of national award «Book of the year» were awarded for the fifteenth time.

«Cenoby» by Zakhar Prilepin (AST Publishing house) was considered to be the best prose work.

«King Lear» translated by Grigory Kruzhkov (Nauka Publishing house) is the poetic edition of the year. Award in nomination «We grow up with book» was received by children hop story of Svetlana Lavrova «Where does cock horse hops?» (KompasGiв Publishing house). And album «Kargopol travel» won in nomination «Art book». Seven routes through North Russian lands with Kargopol history, architect and arts museum (published by Charity fund of V.P. Potanin).

Library without a paper book was opened in futuristic building of Florida Polytechnic University. There is a comfortable reading zone of more than 135 000 digital editions for students.

Library of the education institution has a hall of 1000 sq.m with high light-transparent roof and cozy chairs. Basic specification of the new library is that there is no paper volumes there. There are a comfortable reading zone and reading base of more than 135 000 digital editions for students who can get acquainted with the base via computer terminal, tablet or reader.

Start budget of 60 000 USD allowed the university to get access to vast library of books that can be opened by students once. When it is opened for the second time it should be purchased into its own collection, so students can form the base by their own.

When its own library was being created, Polytechnic University consulted with NASA and University of Central Florida that keep similar public places with success. Except for organization of access to digital base that deal with necessity of paying annual allowances for copyright holders. At the same time a paper book can be bought once and kept for 120 years on a shelf.

One of the curbstones of QR-library that was used by the participants of International youth forum «Taurida» in Crimea, is in Koktebel now.

The library is in the yard of house museum of M.A. Voloshin in Koktebel and everybody can use it for free. As it was told in the museum, both guests of the town and local citizens paid attention to the novelty at once.

The library consists of more than 130 works of Russian classics who worked in Crimea or wrote about the peninsula: Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Griboedov, Anton Chekhov, Lev Tolstoy, Maximilian Voloshin, Alexander Grin, Konstantin Paustovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva, Osip Mandelshtam and others.

Illustrative project was created by the Club of tutors of literature festivals of Russia acting under the aegis of Russian National Funds and centralized library system of South-East administrative district of Moscow.

To use the library it will be enough to scan its QR-code on the curbstone with a mobile device, but also to download a special program before. Unfortunately there is no free wi-fi in the library.

Book of «Transbaikalia and China: experience of analysis of international links» by Alexander Tarasov, diplomatic analyst of «Effect» newspaper, is available for free at the website of the Presidential library.

According to the message of the institution, the fund of B.N. Yeltsyn Presidential library - an informational center with status of national library of Russia - was completed with the materials transferred by A.S. Pushkin Transbaikalia region universal scientific library.

Library «Museum of book of blockade city» was opened after repairs. According to the press service of administration of Moscow district, repairs and opening of reading halls were dedicated to the anniversary of Leningrad blockade. Renewed premises of library №5 were opened shortly before.

According to the correspondent of, works of Abay Kunanbayev in different languages published in different years and countries are available now from one source of full-text digital library «Our Abay».

«It’s a big contribution in realization of state program «Keeping cultural heritage». The project is realized with support of Department of internal policy of regional department of culture of West-Kazakhstan region. The idea of «pushkinists» - employees of A.S. Pushin library - is to collect all the books of their famous countryman published any time in one united digital library that will be available for everybody from any place of the world», - told Natalia Kharlamova.

Olga Volkova, Deputy director of Karl Marx Mogilev central city library, told that action «Mogilev reads to children» dedicated to the Day of libraries of the Republic of Belarus will take place in the regional center on September 10-15.

The project will start with work of information center «Read with grandchildren» organized by A.S. Pushkin children library-branch on the base of Center of social services for citizens of Oktyabrsky district. According to BELTA, there will be public readings of favorite literature works of several generations.

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