The Congress “National Library as the cultural phenomenon”
The congress “National Library as the cultural phenomenon” has been held in Minsk from 5th to 7th of September. It has been organized by National historical and cultural museum-reserve “Niasvizh” with the assistance of Ministry of culture of the Republic of Belarus, National commission for UNESCO, Library Assembly of Eurasia and National Library of the Republic of Belarus. 400 participants from 30 states took part in the congress. The regional consultation of UNESCO on the free access to the scientific information and investigations, general meeting of the non-commercial partnership "Library Assembly of Eurasia", international bibliographic reading, as well as an international round table has been conducted during the plenary session and meetings.
Representatives of state bodies in the sphere of culture and librarianship, library community representatives from different regions of Belarus, leading experts from museums, publishers, educational institutions, research institutions, public organizations, software vendors took part in the congress.