ERIC Number: ED401892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Preservation Challenges in a Changing Political Climate: A Report from Russia.
In Russia today, substantial political, economic, and social changes directly affect the preservation efforts of libraries and archives. Prepared by the Deputy Director General of the M. I. Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow, this report presents a distinctly Russian perspective on the ways in which libraries and archives are attempting to adapt to widespread changes while seeking to maintain their services and introduce new technologies, all with decreasing financial resources. Russian libraries require financial support in addition to verbal support in order to put into action the plans that already exist for preserving Russia's national heritage. This report provides an insider's viewpoint of where preservation efforts stand in Russia. The report covers the following topics: (1) Background--Libraries Under the Soviet Regime, and Preservation Problems; (2) A New Political Environment and its Impact on Preservation--Library Laws for Critical Needs, and Coordinating Functions; (3) The National Preservation Program: Myth or Reality?; (4) Cooperation: National and International Aspects--First Efforts, Other Microfilm Projects, and Microfilm Storage Facilities; (5) Preservation Challenges--Raising Awareness, Management, Preservation Centers, Limitations of Digital Technology, Permanent Paper, and Training; and (6) Closing Remarks. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Archives, Cooperation, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Information Storage, Library Collections, Library Funding, Microfilm, Politics, Preservation, Records Management, Social Influences
Commission on Preservation and Access, 1400 16th St., N.W., Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036-2217 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Russia