The St. Petersburg State University of Economics, the Mendeleev All-Russian Research Institute of Metrology, the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory and the Nevskoye Design Bureau have become partners of the Presidential Library. Today, on October 5, 2018, the institutions signed a cooperation agreement in a solemn atmosphere.
According to Director General of the Presidential Library Valentin Sidorin, “it is no coincidence that the signing takes place during the days of “Cultural Heritage: Integration of Resources in the Digital Space” Research and Practical Conference, which aims to discuss and develop concrete solutions for combining the resources of libraries, archives, museums, media, industrial enterprises, academic institutions, authorities in the electronic resources of the Presidential Library. Although we are signing agreements with very different partners, but we have one common goal - to make sure that knowledge about the history of Russia, the territory of our country, and people we are proud of, become as accessible as possible to the whole world”.
Igor Maksimtsev, rector of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics, expressed confidence that cooperation with the Presidential Library will serve the benefit of Russia: “It is important that economic knowledge grows with the history that is concentrated in the library’s electronic resources. The activities that are held for students in these walls - conferences, video lectures, etc. - have become an integral part of the educational process”.
“This is the beginning of a very large informational socially significant project that will contribute not only to the popularization of science as a whole”, - said acting Director of the Mendeleev All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Metrology Anton Pronin. - He will attract new forces. And this is a significant factor, since without science further progress is impossible in any of the spheres of life”.
The rector of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Alexey Vasilyev, stressed: “This is a landmark milestone for the oldest Russian conservatory, which this year has turned 156 years old. We are pleased to realize that we can give something important. In addition, joint activities with the Presidential Library will open up broad horizons for our students - we have already planned performances in the historic building of the Synod”.
According to Sergey Orlov, Director General of the Nevsky Design Bureau, the conclusion of a cooperation agreement is more than just signing a document: “In fact, today there is a certain union of the library and the sea. As part of the agreement, in the very near future, access to the resources of the Presidential Library will be opened on the flagship of the Navy of Russia “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov”. Then such access points will appear on other Russian warships that are located in all areas of the World Ocean today”.
The Presidential Library today is developing active cooperation with many organizations and institutions, including the Russian State Historical Archive, the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, the St. Petersburg State University , Roscongress Foundation, the Union of Journalists of Russia, the Russian Engineering Union and many others.