Russian Digital Libraries Inventory
The present Registry is being created within the Project “Information and Methodological Support to the Projects within the Russian Digital Libraries Programme” (grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research No. 98-07-91120).
The Registry is aimed at informing research community and all interested specialists on Russian DL projects currently carried out or already completed. One of basic characteristics of the Registry should be comprehensiveness that will contribute to coordination of DL related activities in our country, and therefore to a more reasonable use of resources allocated to this new and promising area. The creators of the Registry hope that it will help, on the one hand, minimise duplication of efforts on some “popular” directions, and, on the other hand, stimulate activities on other, “deficit” ones.
We invite all DL project managers – both within the above mentioned Russian DL Programme and outside it – to make an entry in the Registry thought as an important information resource for home and foreign specialists.
The Registry is created in Russian and in English. It was presented in its test version to the participants of the 65th Council and general Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in August 1999 in Bangkok, Thailand and was positively evaluated as a valuable initiative and an integral part of an international registry to be built up by joint efforts.
This is an experimentsl stage of the Registry development. We encourage you to send us your comments and suggestions how to make it better. Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org