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».

Their welcome speeches also delivered: Svetlana Zhurova, First Deputy Chair of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs; Oleg Afonin, Deputy Head of Research Infrastructure Coordination and Maintenance, Science Information Support and Science Openness, the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education Department for State Science, Sci-tech and Innovation Policy; Alisa Biryukova, Director of Vladimir Region Administration Department of Culture; Oleg Belyavsky, Director of Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR); Evgenia Guseva, Director of Federal and Priority Projects Department, Russian State Library; Nina Avdeeva, Deputy Director of the Russian Association of Electronic Libraries, Head of Customer Service Operation and Monitoring, Russian State Library; Matthias Aicher, CEOБ 100К20 Company representing SpringerNature Publisher’s in the Russian Federation; Dmitry Travnikov, Head of ROSPATENT Department for State Services.

This year conference high-profile events were:

- scientific conference «Scientometrics, bibliometrics, open data and publications in science»;

- joint session of the Board and members of the National Library Association «Libraries of the Future » and the round table “Prospective vectors for the National Library Association «Libraries of the Future » for the year 2019»;

- special event on the occasion of the RNPLS&T’s 60-th anniversary «The RNPLS&T’s jubilee at LIBCOM Conference»;

- open session «Innovations and new functionality for modern libraries. New software and technological solutions».

Within the Conference social program, the Conference Organizing Committee invited participants to joint their evening event “Musical immersion into the 1960-70-80s”, and to the performance by Dr. Watson show-group.

The intellectual show-game «What? Where? When? In the Library, Information, Book and Publishing Space», as always, drew a full house. Unfortunately, the experts lose to their opponents in a hard-fought battle.

This just starts the list of the vast «LIBCOM-2018» program.

But what makes the conference is communication, making friends with other participants, informal discussions and making plans for the future.