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Document Indexing and Authoritative Control Department

General information

The Document Indexing and Authority Control Department was created on July 1, 2021 as a result of the merger of the Document Indexing Department and the National Database of Authority Records Maintainance Department.


The activities of the department's specialists are aimed at implementation of processes of coordinate, classification indexing of documents, development and maintenance of the national database of authority files and the union database "Scientists of Belarus".

Main functions of the division:

  • semantic processing of all types of documents entering the library collections by means of classification (using information retrieval languages UDC and State Rubricator of Scientific and Technical Information) and coordinate indexing
  • maintenance of the national database of authority files as part of linguistic and information support of the Union electronic catalog of the National Library of Belarus;
  • development of authority/normative, information and reference machine-readable files for the following types of names (entitets): "person’s name", "organization’s name", "generic name", "subject", " administrative and territorial or geographical name", "trademark", "unified header", "name/header", "name/integrating unified header", "place of publication as access point", "form, genre or physical specifications of the document”;
  • corporate development of the database “Scientists f Belarus” in cooperation with institutions of higher education, scientific institutes and libraries of the Republic of Belarus;
  • maintenance and editing of card systematic and subject catalogues of the library
  • scientific and consulting and methodological support of libraries of Belarus on document indexing and the formation of authority / regulatory records.


Indexing of documents – registration of the imprint of printed publications: UDC and LBC classification indices, State Rubricator of Scientific and Technical Information headings, author's mark.

Structure and staff

Head of the department: Natallya Viktarayna Repina
Теl: (+375 17) 293 26 74 (internal number: 76 74)
Room 236.

Leading methodologist: Sviatlana Puhachova
Tel.: (+375 17) 293 26 89 (internal number: 76 89)
Room 234

1. Indexing of documents on humanities
Head of the section: Anastasia Krukovskaya
Tel.: (+375 17) 293 26 78 (internal number: 76 78)

2. Indexing of documents on natural and applied sciences
Head of the section: Nelli Kavaleuskaja
Теl.: (+375 17) 293 26 89 (internal number: 76 89)

3. Information retrieval language management section
Head of the section: Tamara Misnik
Tel: (+375 17) 293 28 69 (internal number: 78 69)
Room 218

4. Files of personal and collective names authority control section
Head of the section: Sviatlana Paddubnaja
Теl: (+375 17) 293 28 67 (internal number: 78 67)
Room 241


Tel: (+375 17) 293 26 81 (internal number: 76 81)
Room 241
Теl: (+375 17) 293 28 70 (internal number: 78 70)
Room 241а
Теl: (+375 17) 293 26 62 (internal number: 76 62)
Room 242

Information resources

Publications of employees

Participation in conferences, seminars and round tables