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Professional events in St. Petesburg

 

On February 14-15, 2019, RNPLS&T’s delegation visited St. Petersburg to take part in the scientific and practical conference “Modern library and information technologies in the space of education and science” and the third IRBIS Interregional School. The Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, National Library Association “Libraries of the Future”, International ELNIT, St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, and IRBIS-Consultant Ltd. were the organizers of the School.

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Botyan Rapid Chess Cup

 

Botyan vs. Averbakh: 102:97. Winners all around

On February 16, 2019, the Third Botyan Rapid Chess Cup took place at the Center for Chess Culture and Information of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology.

For the third year in a row, the Russian Civic Organization of the Foreign Intelligence Veterans and the RNPLS&T’s Center for Chess Culture and Information hold the chess tournament dedicated to an iconic spy, “Major Whirl”, Aleksey Botyan (this year he has celebrated his 102-nd anniversary) and Yuri Averbakh, a chess legend, the oldest Grand Master (he has celebrated his 97-th birthday recently).

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The round table «Digital information, libraries, and the society»

 

On February 8, 2019, the working meeting on the issues of transforming libraries and library systems in the modern circumstances, took place with the participation of Prof. Yakov Shrayberg, Dr. Sc. (Engineering), Director General of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology. The round table was attended by the staff and specialists of the V. Belinsky State Regional Scientific Library, N. Ostrovsky Regional Special Library for the Blind, Regional Centralized Library System libraries of Kaluga, K. Tsiolkovsky State University, Bauman Moscow State Technological University, Kaluga Branch of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, and others.

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Conference “Routes to Success: The national projects and strategies to support gifted children and young adults” in Sochi

 

On January 27—29, 2019, the Third All-Russian Conference “Routes to Success: The national projects and strategies to support gifted children and young adults” was held at Sirius Education Center, Sochi, Russia. The Conference embraces the issues of revealing, supporting and hand-holding the schoolchildren and young adults who demonstrate high achievements in science, arts, and sports. The Conference focuses on training specialists for priority national projects, in particular, the national projects “Education” and “Science”.

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The 220-th anniversary of the first Russian Chess Master Alexander Petrov

 

On January 30, 2019, the latest meeting of the “The Chesspiece Theatre” series was held in the RNPLS&T’s Chess Culture and Information Center. The evening was dedicated to the 220-th anniversary of Alexander Dmitrievich Petrov(2.02.1799–10.04.1867), the first Russian Chess Master, a chess theorist and writer

Sergey Voronkov, a writer and historian, hosted the event. He reminded to the audience of the contribution that Isaac Maksovich Linder had made by studying life and work of the “Northern Philidor” (as Petrov was often called). Then Voronkov gave the floor to Nadezhda Linder. She told the story of the book “A. D. Petrov. The first Russian Chess Maser” [in Russian] published in 1952 and prepared during the so called “the war on cosmopolitism”. Linder was hired and used to work all day at Lenin’s Library with old books and journals. And every night, young Nadezhda came to the library for new materials Isaac wrote during the day to type them. She typed thousands and thousands of pages of his every other book!

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Meeting with Cambridge University Press & METEK Subscription Agency representatives

 

On December 5, RNPLS&T— Cambridge University Press METEK Subscription Agency representatives met at RNPLS&T. Cooperation with RNPLS&T as an individual subscriber was discussed. All the parties expressed their willingness to maintain cooperation on the national subscription project in 2019.

On the side of RNPLS&T, Yakov Shrayberg, Director General, Galina Evstigneeva, Deputy Director General for Library Services, Svetlana Silaeva, Head of International Cooperation Department, and Tatiana Lyasnikova, Chief Bibliographer, Digital Resources National Subscription Sector, attended.

On the side of Cambridge University Press, Mr. Jack Macdonald, Acting Sales Director, EMEA, Mr. Leszek Czerwinski, Regional Sales Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, took part. METEK Subscription Agency was represented by Ms Elena Mikhailovskaya, CEO, and Mr. Alexander Lipensky, Digital Resources Director.

The guests also took a tour of the RNPLS&T. They were given RNPLS&T’s information materials, anniversary souvenirs, and invitations to take part in the 5-th World Professional Forum «The Book. Culture. Education. Innovations” («Crimea -2019»).

The delegation of KORUSTEC in RNPLS&T

 

On December 5, 2018, the delegation of Korea-Russia Science and Technology Coopertaion Center (KORUSTEC) visited RNPLS&T. Dr. Gill Won SUH, Ph.D. and Ms. Minkyung Kim, group head, were on the delegation. KORUSTEC officers expressed their interest toward RNPLS&T’s resources, in particular, in aerospace industry, and discussed possible cooperation with RNPLS&T.

On the side of RNPLS&T, Yakov Shrayberg, Director General, Mikhail Goncharov, Head of the Perspective Research and Analytical Forecast Group, Yulia Sokolova, Head of Videoarchive and E-learning System Group, and Svetlana Silaeva, Head of International Cooperation Department, took part in the meeting.

Upon the completion of the visit, the guests took a tour of the RNPLS&T’s exhibitions and displays. They were given RNPLS&T’s information materials, anniversary souvenirs, and invitations to take part in the 5-th World Professional Forum «The Book. Culture. Education. Innovations” («Crimea -2019»).

Conference «LIBCOM-2018»

 

The Twenty Second International Conference and Exhibition «LIBCOM-2018»: «Information technologies, computer systems and publications for libraries” took place on November 26—30, 2019, in Suzdal, Vladimir Region, Russia.  

«LIBCOM» Conference is among the major conferences in librarianship and information in Russia. This year, 310 participants from 11 world countries have attended. They are librarians, IT-specialists and information professionals, educators, publishers and booksellers of Russia, the CIS countries and several far-abroad states.

The opening ceremony was held on November 27. Traditionally, Professor Yakov Shrayberg, Ph. D., RNPLS&T Director General, welcomed the participants and opened the plenary session with his presentation: «On the way to open science: Success and problems of Open Access under the circumstances of digitalization».

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The delegation of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited RNPLS&T

 

On October 3, 2018, the delegation of the National Academic Library (NAL) of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana) visited Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology. A. Polishchuk, Head of Engineering Department, E. Khalelov, engineer, Access to Digital Resources Department, S. N. Ramensky, programmer, Engineering Department, A. Buketaev engineer (all delegates represent NAL Digital Resources Management Service) were on the delegation.
On behalf of RNPLS&T, Elena Lindeman, Deputy Director General for Science, Methodology, Education and Publishing, welcomed the guests. She told them about the history of RNPLS&T and RAS SB SPSTL, on the Library’s current activities and projects, etc.

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Opening the exhibition on tribology

 

The exhibition “News in tribology: Self-organizing productive and fracture processes” opened on October 2, 2018, at RNPLS&T. The exhibition coincides with the 99-th anniversary of Prof. Dmitry Garkunov, Dr. Sc. (Engineering), founder of the tribology scholar school in Russia.

«On the display are the works by one of our users, a scientist, the author of the textbook in tribology Dmitry Nikolaevich Garkunov” – Elena Lindeman, Deputy Director General for Science, Methodology, Education and Publishing, said in her welcome speech. – “We decided to celebrate his birthday and to present just a fraction of his scholarly achievements”.

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Meeting with Clarivate Analytics representatives

 

On September 17, 2018, representatives of Clarivate Analytics company visited the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology.


On behalf of Clarivate Analytics, Ms. Viji Krishnan, Global Head of Emerging Markets (Boston, USA), Oleg Utkin, Head of IP & Science, Russia & CIS, Sergey Khristolyubov, Government Market Development, Director, Emerging Markets, and Margarita Sidorova, expert, visited. On behalf of RNPLS&T, Yakov Shrayberg, Director General, Galina Evstigneeva, Deputy Director General for Library Services, Galina Krylova, Head of Library and Information Resources Acquisition, and Svetlana Silaeva, Head of International Relations Department, attended

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