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The Presidential Library to digitize unique materials from the collections of the Vavilov All-Russian Institute

7 October 2019

The Presidential Library has begun digitizing materials from the collections of the Research Agricultural Library of the Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (the Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry). Periodicals Journal of the Ministry of State Property and Proceedings of the Free Economic Society will be digitized and then enter the Ministries section of the extensive electronic collection State Authority.

The digitized documents will be presented as part of the section “Researchers of the Genetic Diversity of the Vavilov All-Russian Institute’s Collection: Nikolai Vavilov’s Predecessors, Associates and Followers” at the International Conference “125 Years of Applied Botany in Russia”, which will be held in St. Petersburg on November 25-28, 2019. Materials related to the Bureau of Applied Botany, which appeared in the News of the Ministry of Agriculture and State Property, as well as publications, which were digitized by the Research Agricultural Library of the Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources will also go on display.

The Presidential Library has been developing cooperation with the Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources since August 2017. About 600 issues of Forestry Journal - the first Russian periodical focused on forest industry, which was published between 1833 and 1918, have already entered the electronic collections of the largest digital repository. In addition, in 2017 the Presidential Library’s exhibition “Protection of Nature is Protection of Motherland”: Marking the Year of Ecology in Russia” showcased samples of seeds of cultivated plants from the collection of the famous researcher Nikolai Vavilov, which is the national treasure of Russia and one of the largest genetic banks of our planet nowadays. This exposition is in the spotlight of Protection of Nature is Protection of Motherland video film available on the Presidential Library’s portal. Specialists of the Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources took an active part in the work on the film.