The Twenty Sixth International Conference “Information technologies, computer systems and publications for libraries” (“LIBCOM–2022”) held on November 20-25, 2022, is reviewed. The key topics are covered, namely, the status of and prospects for modern information, computer and Internet-technologies in library services, in universities and research organizations, educational technologies, legal aspects in the work of libraries and information producers, e-libraries and digital information resources, etc. The authors focus on several events, i. e.
Within the framework of developing fundamental scientific discipline “e-librarianship”, the RNPLS&T designs its electronic terminological dictionaries. The authors describe the System of Electronic Dictionaries being developed by the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology. For today, the System comprises subject terminological dictionaries and dictionaries of abbreviations, i. e.
The authors examine the possibility of computerized abstracting of publications based on generative abstracting models. They review the approaches toward automatic control including that of neural networks, characterize popular software environments, and discuss their advantages and disadvantages for computerized abstracting. The problems under discussion are relevant as the technology of computerized abstracting increases the accessibility of publications, in particular, those out of the open access while decreases bibliographic processing costs.
Before defining the essence and features of the electronic library collection, it is necessary to remove the issues related to the concept of an electronic document and a document as a more general concept and collection-building element. The regulatory documents – the Law on Information, Informatization and Information Protection, the Law on Librarianship, the Law on mandatory copies of documents, as well as state standards for information, library, bibliographic activities – make the significant foundation for the theory and practice.
The foundation, development and activities of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology (RNPLS&T) are examined in the historical aspect. The precedent events, the origins of the library and development from the initial library collections in science and technology in the early 20-th century are described. The RNPLS&T (the USSR State Public Library for Science and Technology, SPLS&T USSR, at the time of its establishment) has inherited the legacy and, partially, the collections of the State Science Library.
The authors investigate into inconsistency between the purpose of the library as a social institution and stereotypical perception of libraries by involved and uninvolved audiences. The libraries modernizing and transforming themselves into digital ecosystems along with accomplishing their traditional mission of information archive, are becoming the centers of cultural life, interactive spaces offering users wide variety of information services and resources, and multimedia areas for co-working, communication, and learning.
The political, economic and cultural aspects of the Soviet era heritage, best pieces of culture, literature, applied and fine arts make the universal human values that bring people together and unite them. We have to study and appreciate the work, role and merits of individuals who play an important role in building and developing cultural environment. Aliajhdar Seyidzade was a progressive intellectual who devoted his life to culture, book and reading popularization, libraries, and extending literary ties in the hard periods during the Soviet era.
The author discusses the findings of the bibliometric study of the national document flow (as presented in the RISC database) on the issues of open access to scientific and research information. The general volume of microflow made 1,076 publications of various types, including articles in periodicals and serials, as well as books, conference proceedings, reports, theses, and deposited manuscripts. The journal articles made the main bulk (74%) followed by the proceedings (20%). The dynamics demonstrates the upward trend though the growth rate is rather low.
The paper demonstrates the features of author and organizational publication profiles in Dimensions and Lens information systems. In recent years, these systems have been successfully competing with many subscription-based systems. The authors discuss the advantages of these databases in terms of coverage of research content in publication profiles as compared to that of commercial bibliographic platforms, as well as the wide range of functional capabilities.