The First Scientific and Practical Conference "Letter and Digit: Libraries on the way to Digitalization" ("BiblioPiter–2020"). Review of Events
Scientific and Technical Libraries
The analytic report on the First Scientific and Practical Conference "Letter and Digit: Libraries on the way to Digitalization" ("BiblioPiter–2020") is presented. The Conference took place in St. Petersburg on February 17–19, 2020. The Conference was organized by: Russian National Public Library for Science & Technology, Russian State Library, National Library Association "Libraries of the Future" (NALF), and International Association of Users and Developers of Electronic Libraries and New
... raries and New Information Technologies (ELNIT). The goal of the Conference was to join to get her the efforts by libraries and other academic, information and research institutions in developing new concepts, methods and technologies of the library and information sector in contemporary digital environment. The NALF School and IRBIS School "Digital Technologies and Services at Libraries" took place within the Conference program. The papers by known scientists and professionals in library science, information science, bibliography and cultural studies were delivered. The Conference also comprised the round tables "Special Patron at the Library" and "Intellects and Library Logos", master class on patent search, special event on the Open Science issues, as well as the presentation of the monograph "Copyright at Libraries, Research and Academic Institutions" by Andrey I. Zemskov and Yakov L. Shrayberg. Totally over 30 papers were presented and over 100 participants attended the Conference. Over 600 users watched live Internet broad casts of the Conference events. The video records of every Conference event, as well as that of IRBIS School and NALF Schools are available in full on the YouTube channel of the Russian National Public Library for Science & Technology. Power point presentations are available on NALF website. The decision was made to organize the Conference annually. It will be hold every year in St. Petersburg in mid-February.