The missionary activities within the cultural life of Kazan region was related to book production, distribution and use. The authors focus on the book missions and, in particular, on the contribution of St. Gurias Brotherhood Translator Commission to publishing translated missionary books in Russia’s native languages. They analyze the repertoire of missionary books published by St. Gurias Brotherhood in 1867–1915 categorized by target regions and related strategy of translations of religious, secular, popular and educational literature into the languages of the Russian Empire.
The author knows Andrey I. Zemskov for over 30 years and is captured by his communication style, and his interest toward current issues of library science and documentology. A. Zemskov keeps abreast of Russian literature and regularly reviews foreign publications. His article “The document science – the past, present and the future” (2006) is of particular significance. The author analyzes in detail the interpretation of e-document suggested by A. Zmeskov in cooperation with Y. Shrayberg. A.
The author focuses on the book charity drives to support the libraries in Donetsk and Lugansk republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, and examines the contribution of state and non-government organizations. The experience of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) in restoration of the libraries in cleared areas and the possibilities to use this experience today, is explored. The need for coordination center for developing collections in the new territories is substantiated. The challenges of these libraries’ entering the RF digital space are discussed.
Based on the review of professional literature and selected monitoring of Russian and foreign library websites, the author introduces readers to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for bibliographic services. She focuses on artificial neural networks as one of the most popular AI instruments. In particular, she discusses practical experiences of using AI in bibliographic services and supporting library and information areas, including information indexing.
The author analyzes and evaluates the current situation with training library and information personnel at the Center for Libraries and Digital Knowledge of Vietnam National University (Hanoi) in the context of the digital transformation of the library industry in Vietnam.
The authors discuss the challenges and ways of grant support of librarianship, and review the most popular Russian sponsor foundations. The grants make the commonly available way to get investment support that enables noncommercial organizations to accomplish their socially and profes- sionally valuable projects. To win a grant, the applicant has to identify the “right” sponsor among different categories, their specialization and recommendations on application and documents to be submitted for the contest.
The author accomplished the marketing analysis of academic library services as the case study of Cherepovets State University Library, a flagship university of Vologda Region. She characterizes the status of library services, strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats, challenges and expectations of modern library users. The novelty of the article lies in the use of marketing analysis tools and the results obtained. The practical value of library services for users is revealed.
The authors discuss the methodology of global digital platforms development in the context of Russia’s transfer to the information society. The authors apply the theory of generations, statistical data provided by ROSSTAT and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, to identify the most promising class of global digital platforms – that is the classes that comprise personality-oriented adaptive educational systems and library information systems providing data to build the curriculum.