The 19th International Bibliology Readings took place on April 27 at the National library of Belarus.
The conference attendees were greeted by Valery Gramada, deputy minister of culture of the Republic of Belarus, Viktar Pshybytka, deputy director general – director for Information resources and user services of the National library of Belarus, and Vadzim Duda, director general of the Russian state library, who greeted the attendees via video message.
At the plenary and working sessions on the first day, more than 40 reports by scientists from Belarus and Russia were delivered. The online broadcast of the conference allowed people from all around the world to join as guests in romote format.
The meeting was attended by Jamila Ramazanava, Russian state library’s head of the Rare books research department, Jury Labyntsaw, leading researcher, and Larysa Shchavinskaja, senior researcher, at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Slavic Studies, Galina Niachaeva and Sviatlana Liavonteva, employees at the F. Shkliaraw Vetkovsky museum of old believers and Belarusian traditions, and Aleg Dziarnovich, senior researcher at the National academy of sciences of Belarus' Institute of history, Vera Ashueva and Dyjana Kashkur, employees of the National Polotsk historical and cultural museum-reserve, as well as representatives of other cultural institutions.
The breadth of topics addressed significant facets of the evolution of book culture, from manuscripts to the employment of contemporary information technologies across the entire functioning of the book.
Annual International Bibliology Readings bring together specialists and scientists from various nations, providing a good forum for discussing the issues of preserving, studying, and conveying book history and culture to future generations.
The IBR program. Video broadcast of the conference (Day 1):
The article is provided by the Bibliology research department.