A round table session "Free acquisition sources for Belarusian libraries” took place on 25 March at the National Library of Belarus.
The event was prepared by the National Library of Belarus in cooperation with Belarusian Library Association.
The round table gathered more than 80 participants: heads and specialists of republican, regional and district libraries and school and university libraries.
The Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus was represented by Deputy Head of Publishing and Book Trade Administration R.A. Babaryko and Consultant of Production and Technical Development Administration T.N. Kuleshova.
T.V. Kuzminich, Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus for Information Resources delivered a welcoming speech.
The urgent issues of Belarusian libraries acquisitions, and also the questions concerning redistribution of free legal deposit copy and donations to libraries from individuals and organizations were considered at the meeting. Participants delivered reports dedicated to the potential of national document exchange system as an effectual source of library acquisitions. Librarians shared their experiences in the field of effective use of free acquisition sources for library stacks development.
- E.P. Matskevich, Head of Document Reception and Legal Deposit Copy Monitoring Division and M.V. Zhukovskaya, Head of National Document Exchange and Redistribution Division at the National Library of Belarus;
- А.А. Vashkevich, Head of Acquisition Division at I.S. Lupinovich Belarusian Agricultural Library (the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus);
- S.M. Tolochko, Chief Librarian of Acquisition Division at Republican Scientific and Technical Library;
- А.А. Antsiperovich, Head of Acquisition Division at Scientific and Pedagogical Library (Main Information and Analytical Center at the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus);
- N.L. Karabanovich, Head of Acquisition Division at Belarusian State University Fundamental Library;
- Т.А. Grudnitskaya, Head of Museum of Science and Education at Polotsk State University;
- L.K. Berestova, Head of Acquisition Division at Minsk State Public Libraries Centralized System;
- Т.А. Kotik, Head of Acquisition Division at Dzerzhinsk Central Regional Library;
- I.P. Romanchuk, Head of Luninets Lyceum Library.