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Belarus' National Library signs cooperation agreements with Russian colleagues

Society 18.07.2019 | 18:35
Photo courtesy of the National Library of Belarus
Photo courtesy of the National Library of Belarus

MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) – Belarus' National Library signed agreements on cooperation with the Russian State Library and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library on the sidelines of the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg, BelTA learned from the National Library.

Director of the National Library Roman Motulsky attended the opening ceremony and the plenary session of the forum, made a report on the joint activities of the national libraries of Russia and Belarus in terms of development and use of electronic information resources at the panel discussion “Cultural and humanitarian projects as the connecting link of spiritual life of Russia and Belarus”.

The cooperation agreements are aimed at further strengthening the common library space of the two countries: exchange of electronic and paper editions, joint development of electronic resources, development of the electronic document delivery system to improve access of Russian and Belarusian readers to the national library resources.

According to Roman Motulsky, Belarusian and Russian libraries have always maintained close cooperation. “New social, economic and technological environment, the international legal framework necessitate taking new approaches to librarianship. For young researchers it is important to get improved access to scientific information. Our library has a virtual reading hall of the Russian State Library that primarily provides access to theses. This is, too, our common heritage,” Roman Motulsky noted.

Roman Motulsky held talks with Director General of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library Ilya Bykovnikov to discuss mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership in librarianship and information exchange.

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