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Open Days of the NLB Virtual Reading Room

Open Days of the NLB Virtual Reading Room
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The library hosted a series of online seminars for Belarusian libraries on October 12, 14 and 16.

The seminars were organized to attract the attention of library staff and managers to the use of the world's best electronic information resources in library services. Their rich content and functional capabilities were introduced to the audience by Marina Rudakovskaya, Head of the Corporate Interaction Department, and Daria Rimsha, Department Specialist. At the final seminar, Andrey Sokolov, EBSCO Development Director, acted as an invited speaker.

Representatives of more than 40 organizations took part in the seminars every day: public, scientific, university and school libraries, institutes for advanced training and retraining.

The key topic of the seminars was the algorithms for using electronic databases in distance education and remote library services, as well as the benefits of a corporate subscription to licensed information resources.

A series of seminars were held under the auspices of the Belarusian Council of Libraries for Information Interaction.

We invite libraries of Belarus to cooperate in the framework of the Virtual Reading Room of the National Library of Belarus!

Corporate Interaction Department


On Slavery, Struggle and Love: 9 Books by African American Authors you Might Have Missed

8 Jun 2021

Books by American authors have long and firmly settled in the readers' wishlists of many of us, but here is something that could have escaped your attention. African American literature is a very specific phenomenon. Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, inequality and struggle for rights have left their mark on books, and the love of folklore and elements of African mythology have created a unique flavour, noticeable even in science fiction. Today, on the birthday of the first famous African American poetess Phyllis Wheatley, we will recall the writers for whom her work opened the way to literature.

Author's Point of View

Pride, Prejudice, and Copyright: How Books Reach Public Domain

9 Jun 2021

One might drop by a bookstore in search of timeless classics, and find… something dubious. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? "New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Russia"? At first glance, such books are a crime against literature, morality and human taste, but slow down – everything is done within the limits of the law. All books that have become classics are in the public domain, which means they are open to new interpretations. But how do writings get this status? And what happens after? We will try to answer these questions in as much detail as possible, and will understand the public domain inside out.

Author's Point of View

I Stay Here

9 Jun 2021

The Library hosted a presentation of K. Tsybulski's book "I Stay Here" on June 8. The book was published in 2021 by the publishing house "Belarus" with the support of the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus.

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