The 7VII International Bibliological Conference “Libraries and free access policy to information and knowledge” was held at the National Library of Belarus on 10–11 November.
The conference was organized by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Library Assembly of Eurasia, Belarusian Library Assimilation, the National Library of Belarus, and National Historical-Cultural Museum “Niesvizh”.
The conference gathered more than 300 delegates from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Switzerland: leading specialists of libraries, museums, publishing houses, educational and research institutions, non-government organizations, representatives of legislative and executive authorities, producers of software, hardware and information product.
A serious discussion “Information behaviour of users: about republican research” took place within the framework of the 7th International Bibliological Conference. The international round table “The Book of Belarus in a context of bibliological researches” worked during two days. The important event of the second day became a round table “The Preservation of Cultural Heritage” that was held at National Historical-Cultural Museum “Niesvizh”. During this day there were working a seminar “Resources of open access: approaches to creation and use” and a subject section “Peopleware of libraries’ activity. Library innovations”.
The result of the conference became an acceptance of the decision which will help in the development of free and equal access to information and knowledge. This event will be a significant contribution to further intellectual prosperity of society.