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The Gold Collection of Eurasia

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.

Editions from the stocks of the National Library of Belarus in “The Gold Collection of Eurasia”

The underlying principles of the project “The Gold Collection of Eurasia” are as follow:

  • free access to information for all citizens of the CIS member states, and also for all peoples of the world;
  • equal selection and presentation of national cultures of peoples living in the countries sharing in the project;
  • multilingual contents.

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:

  1. Abulkasym Firdausi National Library of the Republic of Tajikistan
  2. M.F. Akhundov Azerbaijan National Library
  3. Alisher Navoiy National Library of Uzbekistan
  4. S. Begalin State Republican Children’s Library (Kazakhstan)
  5. Gruppa EPOS Closed Company
  6. S.Y. Marshak National Children’s Library of the Republic of Komi
  7. The National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  8. The National Library of Armenia
  9. The National Library of Belarus
  10. The National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic
  11. The National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  12. The National Library of the Republic of Moldova
  13. The National Library of the Udmurt Republic
  14. The National Parliamentary Library of Ukraine
  15. The Russian National Library
  16. The Russian State Children’s Library
  17. The Russian State Library
  18. K.G. Saur Verlag GmbH&Co. KG
  19. The Scientific Library of South Ural State University
  20. V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
  21. B.N. Yeltsin Presidential Library
  22. N.I. Zheleznov Central Scientific Library at K.A. Timiryazev Moscow Agricultural Academy

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.

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