The scientific and practical conference "Electronic Culture" was held within the framework of the 25th International Forum on Information and Communication Technologies "TIBO-2018" on May 18 in the National Library of Belarus.
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the National Library of Belarus are organizers of the conference.
Alexander Susha, Deputy Chairman of the National Library of Belarus and Sergey Botyan, chief specialist of the department of culture and folk art of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, addressed the participants of the meeting with a welcome speech.
Specialists of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus, the Central Scientific Library named after Yakub Kolas, the Republican Scientific and Technical Library, the National Library of Belarus and other institutions discussed issues of innovative development of culture, science and education, told about the current state of cultural institutions in the context of the of the information society development and project activities for the preservation and promotion of historical and cultural heritage in the electronic environment, shared the experience of introducing innovative technologies and providing electronic services.
In the reports on information and communication technologies in the sphere of culture, various aspects of using innovations in socio-cultural activities, promising areas of information and technological development and popularization of historical and cultural heritage in the electronic environment were touched upon.
Within the framework of the meeting, the experts discussed the main issues of the innovative technologies development in the sphere of culture and exchanged experience in introducing innovative technologies and providing electronic services.
During the conference, reports were made by Marina Pshybytko, the head of the library science department ("Public libraries in the Internet space: the problem of state statistical observation"), Galina Kireeva, the head of the Bibliology Research department ("Principles for the development of the State Register of Book Monuments of the Republic of Belarus"), Elena Ishutina, the head of the sector of support of the corporate cataloging system of the library and information technology department ("Technological aspects of the creation of the Regional Network of the Comprehensive Electronic Catalog of Libraries of Belarus"), Elena Tulupova, the head of the Information and Reference Services department ("Training videos on resources and services", "Editing of lists and selection of literature on the topic: new online services"), Olga Ignatieva, chief librarian of the Specialized Funds Service department ("Testing texts for borrowing: new opportunities National Library of Belarus").
At the end of the meeting the participants of the event learned the presentation by Maria Shopina, chief librarian of the Bibliology Research department, reported on "Interactivity in the Museum Activity of the National Library of Belarus" and visited the Book museum in the National Library.