The project ”The Gold Collection of Eurasia” is part of a coordinated social policy of the states – members of the Eurasian Economic Community.
The basic idea of the project is to create a collection of the most outstanding and valuable editions which reflect the distinguishing features of peoples living in the member countries of the EURASEC and other member states of the CIS, and reveal their historical roots, cultural and spiritual connections and interaction between peoples of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The existence of such a collection will facilitate considerably the acquisition and distribution of knowledge about rare and culturally significant documents, and will promote the rapprochement of national cultures of the CIS member countries and social integration of peoples living in the countries – participants of the project.
The underlying principles of the project “The Gold Collection of Eurasia” are as follow:
This project is based on an exposure approach. “The Gold Collection of Eurasia” is represented by abstract and bibliographical information on rare and valuable editions with their electronic copies. Full texts of literary works are on servers of libraries-holders.
In 2011, the National Library of Belarus joined the project “The Gold Collection of Eurasia”.
Libraries of the CIS member countries and the Library Assembly of Eurasia (BAE) sharing in the project:
The project is coordinated by the Russian State Library – the basic organization of member states of the CIS for cooperation in the field of library science.