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.


On February 14, the Conference was welcomed by Alexander S. Turgaev, Rector of St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, and Valentina V. Brezhneva, Dean of the Institute’s Library and Information Department.

Prof. Yakov Shrayberg, Dr. Sc. (Engineering), RNPLS&T Director General, opened the session by delivering his open lecture “Modern libraries for information support of science and education”. In his lecture, Dr. Shrayberg evaluated the status of science and education information support and suggested several measures to develop academic libraries as the centers of educating information culture that will enable students to retrieve accurate, reliable and legitimate information. Dr. Shrayberg also focused on the technology of Open Access to information resources and its several alternatives.

Other RNPLS&T delegates also delivered their speeches at the Conference: Mikhail Goncharov, “Information support of science and education. The Role of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology”; Yulia Sokolova, “Visual media for the library and information education”, Irina Mikhailenko, “Scientometrics as an instrument of user information support”.

On February 15, within the Conference, the Round Table “School libraries informatization in relation to the “Education” national project” was held with the introductory speech delivered by Dr. Shrayberg.

Within the Conference framework, the Third IRBIS Interregional School was also held. The lectures were delivered by RNPLS&T specialists Ilya Mikhailenko, “New functionalities of IRBIS 64/128 module line”; and Irina Mikhailenko “Using IRBIS 64/128 for building corporate library system: Capabilities, challenges, and experience”. The trainees have been given certificates.

In total, over 100 library specialists from St. Petersburg, Leningrad and other Russian cities attended the Conference and the School.

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