On April 24 and 25, the 13th International Conference “Central Asia – 2019: Information and Library Resources in Science, Education, Culture and Business” takes place in Urgench (Uzbekistan). Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky participates in the event.
The annual conference’s goals are: the effective exchange of experience in the development of e-information resources; the creation of library systems and their use in information, library and educational institutions, archives and museums; the establishment of creative associations / consortia for the sharing of information and library (primarily electronic) resources; the organization and operation of training centers for the implementation of new information technologies in information and library business; the activation of information and library and educational institutions for wider use of the Internet and electronic databases; the provision of open access to information resources and the formation of their content.
For two days, the conference will discuss the current trends in book publishing, the promotion of reading and books among young adults, and the development of library science taking into account modern technologies. The conference features master classes in the UzNEL software package of the general educational electronic library of Uzbekistan.
On April 24, a plenary meeting was held in the Ma'naviyat va ma'rifat markazi conference hall, Khorezm Region. The welcoming speech was made by Roman Motulsky, who noted that the conference was not only a venue for friendly meetings and exchange of experience, but also an opportunity to improve professional qualifications, strengthen cultural, scientific and educational ties. At the end of speech, the director wished the conference productive work, fruitful discussions and new creative successes.
On the same day, Roman Motulsky shared the experience of the Belarusian “diamond of knowledge”, giving a presentation on the “Activities of the National Library of Belarus on the virtual reconstruction of book culture monuments”. The return, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage are a priority for the National Library of Belarus. At the conference, Roman Motulsky donated to Umida Teshabaeva, the director of the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi, the facsimile of the first Primer. The facsimile reveals all the significance and uniqueness of the old publication and is intended to preserve and promote the best examples of the book culture of the Belarusian people.
Breakout sessions, master classes and round tables are scheduled for the second day of the conference, April 25. You can get acquainted with the conference program, speakers and topics of speeches here.