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Belarus in Persons and Events

The database on Belarusian studies comprises factographic information on persons who contributed to scientific, cultural and spiritual development of Belarus; crucial events in Belarusian economy, policy, culture etc; memorials and monuments of history, culture and nature; professional teams, and also the oldest or unique objects (the first primer, school, the earliest mapping of a city etc).
Information on a person includes all revealed variants of their names in Belarusian, Russian and foreign languages, pen names, cryptonyms, ecclesiastical or mundane names, dates of birth and death, place of birth, profession, awards, honorary titles, military ranks and other titles, professional activity.
Information on an event includes all authentic variants of a name in Belarusian, Russian and foreign languages including former and abbreviated names, the major dates, places and activities related to an event, an object type.
Along with text data, the resource includes illustrations and web links. Bibliographical information is described as factographic source.
The database provides access to reliable and comprehensive information about Belarus.

Elena Malinovskaya
Natalia Barsukova
Contact telephones:
(+375 17) 293 28 27

Scientists of Belarus

The database Scientists of Belarus is a corporate factographic information resource containing the following data:

  • doctors/candidates of sciences and holders of academic degree;
  • research workers and university professors – authors of scientific papers;
  • universities and organization departments scientists work at;
  • scientific dynasties/families.

The database records are composed in two official languages – Russian and Belarusian (if publications in the aforesaid languages are available).

The database presents scientists’ biographic data, scientific interests, sphere of scientific effort, place/places of employment, offices, awards, honorary titles. It features as well all known name forms in Russian, Belarusian and other languages, pen names, cryptonyms and religious names of each scientist. Also there are links to data sources on institutions scientists work at and scientists’ dynasties/families.

Records contain links to the Union Electronic Catalog of Libraries of Belarus, the electronic catalog of the library – the project participant, photo of the scientist and the personal site (if any).

The database "Scientists of Belarus" is currently developed by the National Library of Belarus and libraries of the following universities:

  • Baranovichi State University;
  • Belarusian-Russian University;
  • Belarusian State Economic University;
  • Belarusian State Technological University;
  • Belarusian State University;
  • Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts;
  • Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics;
  • Belarusian State University of Physical Training;
  • Belarusian National Technical University;
  • Belarusian State Academy of Arts;
  • Branch of the Russian State Social University in Minsk;
  • Brest State Technical University;
  • Brest State University named after A.S. Pushkin;
  • Grodno State Agrarian University;
  • Grodno State Medical University;
  • Grodno State University named after Yanka Kupala;
  • Gomel branch of the International University "MITSO";
  • Gomel State Medical University;
  • Gomel State Technical University named after P.O. Sukhoi;
  • Gomel State University named after F. Skoryna;
  • Mogilev State University named after А.А. Кuleshov;
  • Mogilev State University of Food Technologies;
  • Mozyr State Pedagogical University named after I.P. Shamyakin;
  • Polotsk State University,
  • Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University;
  • Vitebsk State Technological University,
  • Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov.

Svetlana Gavrilova
Larissa Bushilo
Irina Kazhuro
Zoya Petrovskaya
Contact telephones:
(+375 17) 293 28 71
(+375 17) 293 26 62
(+375 17) 293 29 93

Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian Libraries

The Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian Libraries is a system of consolidated electronic catalogs reflecting bibliographic information about the collections of libraries in the Republic of Belarus.

The Union Electronic Catalog of the Belarusian libraries includes:

the union electronic catalog of the corporate cataloging system is the national corporate information resource that is being formed on the basis of four republican libraries: the National Library of Belarus, the Central Scientific Library named after Yakub Kolas of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Republican Scientific and Technical Library and the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus;
the regional union electronic catalogs of the libraries of Belarus is the national corporate information resources representing the collections of the country's regional libraries.

The union electronic catalog of the corporate cataloging system includes:

• more than 5.9 million bibliographic entries of books (including rare and early-printed books), theses, abstracts, graphic documents, cartographic materials, musical records, documents on standardization, audio and video records, and periodicals;
• more than 2.3 million entries of personal name, company name, generic name, trademark, geographic name, subject matter, form, genre, as well as physical characteristics of the document.

The regional union electronic catalogs of the libraries of Belarus contain bibliographic information about  the collections of 32 libraries including books, brochures, audiovisual documents, graphic documents, musical editions, cartographic materials, theses, abstracts, publications about local history and electronic resources.

The regional network of the catalogs of the libraries of Belarus includes:

The Union Catalog is daily updated. It is maximally adapted to user requests and the implementation of corporate cataloging tasks.

Svetlana Kozlova
Elena Ishutina
Contact telephones:
(+375 17) 293 27 48
(+375 17) 293 29 78

Union electronic catalog of articles LibКАRD

The union electronic catalog of articles LibКАRD is a corporate information resource developed by the libraries – participants of the republican consortium LibKARD based on Belarusian communicative format BELMARC.

The Union electronic catalog presents bibliographic entries of articles from periodicals published both in Belarus and abroad.

Libraries participating in the consortium LibKARD:

  • Baranovichi Central Town Library named after V.P. Tavlay
  • Borisov Central Regional Library named after I.H. Kolodeev
  • Brest Regional Library named after M. Gorky
  • Gomel Regional Library named after V.I. Lenin
  • Grodno Regional Scientific Library named after Е.F. Karskiy
  • Library of the Academy of Management of the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Library of the Belarusian Trade Economics University of Consumer Cooperative (BTEU)
  • Library of the International University "MITSO" (Minsk)
  • Minsk Central Library named after Y. Kupala
  • Minsk Regional Public Library Named after A.S. Pushkin)
  • National Library of Belarus
  • Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel
  • Vitebsk Regional Library named after V.I. Lenin
National bibliography of Belarus

The electronic information resource of the national bibliography of Belarus allows presenting the most complete bibliographical repertoire of Belarusian national documents that are stored in the libraries of the country and abroad; providing real-time access to the national bibliographic information for all categories of users regardless of their location; exchanging bibliographic information at the national and international levels; promoting the document heritage, history and culture of Belarus.

The electronic resource presents bibliographical data on documents filed in the territory of Belarus in different historical periods; Belarusian authors; the Belarusian language (in any graphics), irrespective of the place of publication and relating to the content of Belarus. The chronological coverage is from early printed and manuscript books to the latest publications.

The resource is daily updated.

Irina Gryadovkina
Anzhelika Goncharova
Contact telephones:
(+375 17) 293 28 26
(+375 17) 293 28 28

National Database of Authority/Standard Records

The database contains authority/standard and reference machine-readable records for the following names (entities): “person’s name”, “organization’s name”, “generic name”, “administrative and territorial or geographic name”, “trade mark”, “unified title”, “summary unified title”, “country of issue as access point”, “form, genre or physical characteristics of the document”.
Authority records contain information about accepted (fixed) titles and include their variant forms, connections with other authoritative records, different remarks and other additional information which characterizes the title or the authority record on the whole. Titles in foreign languages are presented in their authentic form. Authority records are points of access for bibliographical records of documents presented in the electronic catalog. Also they can be used as an independent reference resource on Belarusian studies. The database is currently updated and includes materials in Belarusian, Russian and foreign languages.

Svetlana Gavrilova
Larissa Bushilo
Irina Kazhuro
Zoya Petrovskaya
Contact telephones:
(+375 17) 293 28 71
(+375 17) 293 26 62
(+375 17) 293 29 93