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Public Council of the Ministry Of Culture of the Russian Federation

One of the Public Council’s objectives is to “get citizens, non-government associations and other organizations involved in discussions and development of solutions for the state policy and regulatory support in the sphere of culture”. Being the Public Council member, Yakov Shrayberg represents the interests of the library community, initiates discussions of the industry’s problems and search of solutions.

Startup: Yakov Shrayberg took up the position and became the Public Council member in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation of October 5, 2016.

Founders: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Status of RNPLS&T Director General: Moderator for the Library Area


National Library Association “Libraries of the Future”

The socially-oriented non-profit organization unites the institutions in the sphere of education, science and culture, as well as individuals, to defend and promote common professional interests, in particular, to support national and regional projects in the related areas. Today, NALF has been developing eight projects, with, as Yakov Shrayberg says, a special focus on the so called socially vulnerable groups of population: people with special needs, children without parental care, as well as schoolchildren. Besides, in November, within the framework of the Association, the NALF School was launched to improve professional competences of library professionals. The first guest seminar will be held on March 15-17, 2019, in Saratov, Russia.

Startup: Registered on February 4, 2016.

Founders: Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology (RNPLS&T), Russian State Library (RSL), M. I. Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow State Institute of Culture, Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University , Republican Medical Library and Information Center, Tomsk Municipal Information Library System, State Public Scientific and Technical Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk Regional Special Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts, Lipetsk Centralized Library, Antiplagiat Corp., National Library Resource Autonomous Non-profit Organization.

Status of RNPLS&T Director General: NALF President


International Association of Users and Developers of Electronic Libraries and New Information Technologies

The Association unites the creative potential of the developers of modern software products and technologies to design, develop and implement e-libraries (EL), telecommunication systems, user training systems, and new information technologies (NIT) in various fields. The ELNIT Association offers EL and NIT users the friendly (including preferential) terms of products and technologies purchase and implementation. Besides, ELNIT Association is expanding international and regional ties between EL and NIT users and developers (including CDS/ISIS users). The ELNIT Association supports sc-tech creativity of its members thus meeting their professional interests.

Startup: Registered on December 21, 1999.

Founders: Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology (RNPLS&T), V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Republican Library for Science and Technology (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Status of RNPLS&T Director General: Association President, Chairman of Executive Board.



Russian Association of Electronic Libraries

The Association represents the partnership between the designers of e-libraries and digital collections and national and local authorities, businesses, academic community, institutions of culture; it is intended to support advancement of Russian, interregional, regional and thematic information resources available via the Internet. Among other Association’s goals are extension of international national, interregional and interdepartmental ties and exchange of new ideas and solutions, development of methodological and legal foundation for e-libraries and digital document collections, and related information and communication technologies.

Startup: 2005

Founders: Russian State Library (RSL) 

Status of RNPLS&T Director General: Partnership member