Contacts on the work of the Academic Council:
Chief Researcher of the PL, Doctor of Law Natalia Viktorovna Dunaeva
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Information about the upcoming meeting
The next autumn (16th) meeting of the Academic Council of the Presidential Library will be held in early October 2018 at the address: St. Petersburg, Senatskaya Square, 3, the Academic Council hall. The meting starts at 9:00 Moscow time.
The date of the meeting will be announced later.
Information about duly constituted meetings
15th meeting of the Academic Council
On April 20, 2018, the 15th meeting of the Academic Council of the Presidential Library, where were discussed topical issues of systematization of legislation on the formation of a unified Russian electronic knowledge space, was held.
The Director General of the Presidential Library Alexander Vershinin delivered a report. He stressed an extremely urgent task in the conditions of the development of the information society. Particular importance to these issues is attached at the state level: the head of the Presidential Library listed a number of basic documents on this issue, starting with the Fundamentals of State Cultural Policy approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of December 24, 2014.
"It should be also noted that the basis of the unified Russian electronic knowledge space should be not only digitized book, archival, museum funds, integrated into the National Electronic Library, but also national electronic archives in various fields of knowledge and spheres of creative activity. The government is recommended, in particular, to supplement the program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" with the task of forming a unified Russian electronic knowledge space based on both the National Electronic Library and national electronic archives".
However, the normative acts regarding the creation of such archives, as well as the general concept of "electronic archive", still await their development and adoption. Many of the speakers on the Academic Council spoke of the backlog of legal support for current processes in the field of digitalization in the cultural sector.
"The inclusion of legal information in this space, which is an important part of the spiritual heritage of any nation, is of great importance in the formation of a unified Russian electronic knowledge space", - said Stanislav Vavilov, first deputy director of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. "Our institute can provide substantial assistance in legal and methodological support, including expert work in the process of forming a unified Russian space of knowledge".
Alexander Vershinin for the first time presented a member of the Academic Council of the Presidential Library, the pro-rector of the Moscow State University, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the non-profit higher educational institution "University of Moscow State University-Polytechnic Institute in Shenzhen", PRC, Professor Sergei Shakhrai. He has been cooperating with the Presidential Library for several years. So, Sergei Mikhailovich supervised the work on the creation of the Electronic Museum of the Constitutional History of Russia. One of the authors of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shakhrai, calling the Presidential Library the keeper of the constitutional history of Russia, transferred new documents to the virtual museum of the institution.
At the meeting of the Academic Council, the Director for Information Resources of the Presidential Library, Elena Zhabko, presented the translation into Russian of the international standard "METS" - "Standard for Coding and Transmission of Metadata". It was stressed that the formation of a common space of knowledge was based on the application of a number of protocols, standards, one of which is METS.
During the meeting it was also noted that the Presidential Library, with the support of the partner organizations that make up the Academic Council, devotes considerable attention to the development of methodological approaches to selection for the collection of electronic resources, including such new for library acquisition types as electronic exhibitions, scientific educational videos, audio and video documents and others. To this end, methodological recommendations were developed for the preservation and use of audio-visual information on the theory and practice of Russian statehood, the Russian language as the state language.
The Academic Council considered the Plan of events of the Presidential Library related to the formation of the electronic knowledge space and recommended it for implementation within the framework of cooperation agreements concluded with the numerous partners of the Presidential Library among the institutions of science, culture, education, public authorities, local government and public organizations.
14th meeting of the Academic Council
On October 6, 2017, the 14th meeting of the Academic Council, dedicated to the preservation and the use of audiovisual resources using modern information technologies, was held.
The meeting was attended by representatives of federal institutions of culture and education located in the cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk (including video-conferencing mode).
13th meeting of the Academic Council
On April 14, 2017, the 13th meeting of the Academic Council, dedicated to the legal aspects of preservation and use of electronic information resources of archives, libraries, museums, was held.
Chairman of the Academic Council of the Presidential Library, Director General, Doctor of Juridical Sciences Professor A. P. Vershinin, opening the meeting, noted that the Academic Council of the Presidential Library considers, first of all, conceptual methodological issues which are important for the development of both the library itself and the institutions represented in the Academic Council by their leaders. At the April meeting of the Academic Council, issues of legal regulation in the electronic environment are traditionally considered, and in October, issues of integration in the electronic environment of information resources of libraries, archives, museums, mass media, public authorities.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the institutions of St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Simferopol, Stavropol, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk (including video-conferencing mode).
12th meeting of the Academic Council
On October 6, 2016, the 12th meeting of the Academic Council was held, opening which the Director General of the Presidential Library, Professor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences Alexander Vershinin noted the breadth and thoroughness of the discussion of the Presidential Library's Recruitment Profile, regulating the nature of this internal document, drew attention to the specifics and complex long-term, profile for the Presidential Library, multimedia projects "Electronic Museum of the Constitutional History of Russia" and "Presidential Chronicle". Members of the Academic Council were informed about the methodological developments of the Presidential Library, the nearest scientific and educational activities of the institution.
The meeting was attended both internally and remotely, thanks to the use of information and telecommunications technologies, representatives of most of the institutions whose leaders are part of the Academic Council of the Presidential Library.
11th meeting of the Academic Council
On April 15, 2016, the 11th meeting of the Academic Council, where topical issues of strategy and tactics of improving legislation on information and library activities in the digital environment were discussed, was held.
The keynote speech was made by K. N. Knyaginin, a leading researcher of the Presidential Library. He spoke about the positions of the main interested groups (civilian scientists, scientists and educators, library workers) and the complexity of their "synchronization" in lawmaking, the need for the development of specialized legislation that facilitates access to scientific and educational materials in the electronic environment, and presented arguments in favor of the need to create a professional expert body for the participation of professional lawyers in the preparation of "library" draft laws already at the initial stages. It was decided to arrange a special working group to further develop this line of business.
10th meeting of the Academic Council
On October 2, 2015, the 10th meeting of the Academic Council, where issues on the directions of studying electronic libraries and improving their skills in the field of their creation were considered, was held. The report on the topic "Electronic Library in the System of Scientific Knowledge" was made by the Chief Researcher of the Presidential Library, Doctor of Historical Sciences, P.V. Fedorov.
He drew attention to the discrepancy between the passport of the scientific specialty 05.25.03 "Library Science, Bibliography and Book Studies" to the modern tasks of the development of the information environment in general and electronic libraries in particular, showed the relevance of the interdisciplinary approach and proposed the introduction into the system of training and retraining of specialists in applied fields developed at the base of the Presidential Library.
9th meeting of the Academic Council
April 17, 2015, the 9th meeting of the Academic Council, focused on the legal issues, included in the electronic collections of the Presidential Library of modern publications, was held. With the report on the topic "Electronic resources of libraries and some issues of improving modern Russian legislation" was made by a leading researcher, acting Director of the Reserve Center of the Presidential Library K. N. Knyaginin. He outlined the main problems in providing free access to knowledge in the electronic environment and presented possible solutions.
8th meeting of the Academic Council
On October 1, 2014, the 8th meeting of the Academic Council was held, where leaders and specialists from leading universities, libraries, archives, museums, scientific research organizations of the country took part, including, for the first time, the leaders of the State Film Fund of Russia, the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. The meeting covered mechanisms for the collections of the Presidential Library in the context of the development of national electronic resources.
7th meeting of the Academic Council
On April 10-11, 2014, the 7th meeting of the Academic Council was held. The meeting covered the provisions of the current legislation on copyright in the creation and the use of electronic scientific and educational resources. The participants in the discussion came to the conclusion that it was necessary to prepare and amend the copyright legislation that would ensure the interests of the society with regard to scientific and educational information. Also, the draft Concept for the Development of the Presidential Library for the period until 2020 was recommended for approval, the concept of the new library project "Presidential Chronicle" was presented, it was suggested to discuss the issue of creating domestic encyclopaedic Internet resources and to develop access to small-circulation scientific publications.
6th meeting of the Academic Council
October 23-24, 2013, the 6th meeting of the Academic Council was held. Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Institute of Russian History and the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as manufacturers of electronic educational resources took part in its work. The meeting was devoted to the implementation of the Law on Education with regard to the requirements for providing the educational process with electronic information resources and technologies.