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The Book and Reading in the Digital Age Conference

The Book and Reading in the Digital Age Conference
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From 15 to 18 May, the Belarusian delegation participates in the international scientific-practical conference “The Book and Reading in the Digital Age”, which takes place in Bishkek.

The conference is attended by more than 150 specialists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. Heads and representatives of authorities and institutions of science, education, culture, communication and information, as well as publishing houses, bookseller organizations, public associations and business have gathered in Bishkek.

Director of the National Library of Belarus, Vice-President of the Library Assembly of Eurasia Roman Motulsky spoke at the breakout session “Book, Reading and Library”, held in the state residence “Ala-Archa” under the Office of the President and Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Roman Motulsky presented a report on the development of virtual services of the National Library of Belarus as an effective way to serve users. He shared the experience of the "diamond of knowledge" in the field of information and library services in the electronic environment. Today, the country's main library has a rich resource base and a diverse range of services provided both locally and remotely.

The Belarusian side was also represented by Lyudmila Komarovskaya, head of the Excursion-methodical Activity Department of the National Library of Belarus; Inna Yurik, director of the Scientific Library of the Belarusian National Technical University and chair of the Belarusian Library Association; Lyudmila Rublevskaya, literary columnist for Belarus Today Publishing House; Yulia Galkovskaya, dean of the Faculty of Information and Document Communications of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.

The conference will discuss a wide range of questions concerning the promotion, support and development of reading in the States-members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The international conference in Bishkek is an excellent platform for exchanging experience and forging cultural ties.

On May 17, the conference participants will continue their work in breakout sessions, and will also participate in the opening ceremony of the 85th anniversary of the National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic named after Alykul Osmonov and the 11th Forum of Library Workers of Kyrgyzstan on “The Strategy for the Development of Libraries of Kyrgyzstan in the Digital Age.” On the same day, the annual General Meeting of the members of the Library Assembly of Eurasia will take place. The event will be attended by Roman Motulsky.

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