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On 2 February, within the framework of the actions arranged by the Council of Libraries for Information Interaction, the meeting with the participation of directors of Belarusian university libraries was held.

The following questions were considered at the meeting:

  1. About corporate purchase of databases for 2012.
  2. About the interaction of electronic and information resources:
    • the summary database of articles;
    • the summary database “Scientists of Belarus”.
  3. About the integration of activities of the Fundamental Library of Belarusian State University and the National Library of Belarus with authors of dissertations.
  4. About the estimated change of membership in the working groups of the Executive Committee of the Council of Libraries for Information Interaction.

All participants manifested a serious inertest in the issues in question; came forward with initiatives and proposals directed to the improvement of corporate interaction for database purchase; showed their interest in partnership for the development of the summary database of articles and the summary database “Scientists of Belarus”.


How Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck Became the First Book Merch

11 Jun 2021

You often want to boast about your new hobby to the whole world to know. Got hooked on a book? Buy bookmarks with quotes Discovered a new fancy music band? Hurry up, you need a T-shirt with their logo! Impressed by a new film? Well, you get the train of thought. No matter what we admire, there is a suitable merch somewhere in the world – clothes, accessories and other branded items. It is believed that the era of merch began with Disney's Snow White and the release of the main character, gnomes and kind animal friends toys. But few people know that the first real merchandise was... bookish. Just a moment, ladies and gentlemen, today we'll take a look at how Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter became pioneers in this difficult endeavour and what came of it.

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