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Rare and valuable book funds as the basis to the historical memory preservation

Rare and valuable book funds as the basis to the historical memory preservation
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On May 27th, the library of the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy in Gorki hosted a science and educational seminar “Rare and valuable book funds as the basis to the historical memory preservation”.

Participants of the seminar considered the questions of formation of public policy in the field of book monuments, their registration, safekeeping and rational use, personnel management in Belarusian university libraries keeping book monuments.

The seminar gathered heads and specialists of Belarusian university libraries, regional libraries, the National Library of Belarus and the Belarusian Agricultural Library named after I.S. Lupinovich.

Head of the Library funds administration of the Russian State Library Irina Tikunova (Russia, Moscow), general manger of the Nazarbaev University Library Piotr Lapo (Kazakhstan, Astana), and Assoc. Prof. of the chair of information technologies of the Republican Institute of Innovative Technologies at the Belarusian National Technical University Irina Strelkova (Belarus, Minsk) presented their reports online.

At the seminar head of the Bibliology department of the National Library of Belarus Galina Kireeva read a report on the development of the State register of book monuments of the Republic 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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