Digital Libraries Initiatives in Belarus

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Digital Libraries Initiatives in Belarus. Liudmila Kiriukhina, Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus; email: kiryukhina@nacbibl.org.by Piotr Lapo, Director of the Belarusian State University Library, President of the Belarusian Library Association email: lapo@bsu.by. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Digital Libraries Initiativesin BelarusLiudmila Kiriukhina, Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus; email: kiryukhina@nacbibl.org.byPiotr Lapo, Director of the Belarusian State University Library, President of the Belarusian Library Association email: lapo@bsu.by

  • Territory207,000 km2Population9,990,40070% of population are urbanBelarus is divided into six regionsBelarusian and Russian are official state languagesMinsk - the capital of BelarusThe distance from Minsk to Warsaw is 500 km, to Moscow - 700 km, to Berlin - 1060 km, to Vienna - 1300 km.

    Republic of Belarus

  • Belarusian LibrariesThe National Library of Belarus7 Republican research libraries6 Oblast (regional) libraries4,725 Public libraries4,362 Academic libraries450 Special libraries of industrial enterprises170 Medical libraries100 Agricultural libraries26 Libraries of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus12 Sport libraries

  • Belarusian Libraries11,5 thousand libraries250 mln. documents6 mln. readers180 mln. documents provided for readers annually

  • The National Library of BelarusFounded in 1922About 8,000,000 items of keeping in 50 languages3,000,000 documents provided for readers annually500,000 national documents and Belarusica90,000 rare and manuscripts400,000 items of special collections (notes, audiomaterials, maps, images)Staff 560 people180 personal computers united by LAN above 1,000,000 records in OPAC

  • NLB New BuildingStocks for 14,000,000 items2,000 readers placesConference-hall (500 places)Staff 1,000 people

  • NLB DL ProjectsInternational ProjectsUnder the aegis of UNESCODL of manuscripts (200 documents)DL of the Belarusian heraldry (1,000 images)DL Radzivilliana (Memory of Belarus) Thanks to support of the USA Embassy in BelarusDL Music heritage of Belarus (10,000 gramophone records and tapes)

  • Other DL ProjectsInternationalVirLib Open Archives InitiativeLocalPortal of the Republican Scientific Medical Library (http://www.med.by/)DL of the Belarusian State Medical University Library

  • Virlib Project Participants:The Higher Technical School in Osnabruck (Germany)The Belarusian State UniversityThe Belarusian State Economic UniversityThe Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics

  • Electronic Belarus(2003-2005)Has Status of a National State ProgramGoals:Development of the republican telecommunications networkCreation of the National Center of Digitalization (special collections, rare books, national prints, etc.)Development of the National corporate system of electronic documents delivery

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