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Academic Library of the Pomor State University Named After M.V. Lomonosov

Contact name: Sokolova, Elena Matveevna
Address: pr. Lomonosova, 4, 163006, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Telephone: 8-(818-2)-28-11-83
Fax: 8-(818-2)-28-07-80

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All-Russia Research Institute of Nature Conservation and Reserves (ARRINP)

Contact name: Director: Peshkov, Andrei Sergeevich
Address: usad'ba Znamenskie Sadki, M-628, 113628, Moskva, Russia
Telephone: (095) 423-03-22; 423-03-11
Fax: (095) 423-23-22

History of Library: The library was opened in 1972. Currently it is the head collection in the branch and contains the literature on fundamental and applied sciences in ecology.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Arctic and subarctic regions in general and specific sites; zoology, botany, geography, water resources, economic and social development, natural resources.

Languages: Russian, English, French, German, Scandinavian.

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All-Russian Book Chamber

Contact name: General Director: Lenskii, Boris Vladimirovich
Address: Kremljovskaja nab. , 1/9, 119019, Moskva, Russia
Telephone: 203-56-08
Fax: (095) 298-25-90
Publications: Knizhnaia Letopis (1907-, 52pa); Russian Books in Print Plus (annual)

Deposit library compiling national bibliography.

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All-Russian Geological Library

Contact name: Ilakavichus Ljudmila Mihailovna
Address: Srednii prospekt, 74, 199106, St. Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: (812) 328-92-28
Fax: (812) 321–72–12
Year of foundation: 1882
Publications: Geologicheskaya Literatura (annual)

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Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Library

Address: ul. Beringa, 38, 199397, St. Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: (812)3521520
Fax: (812)3522688
Year of foundation: Established in 1920.

Research areas: Navigation, weather forecasting, changes of the air masses, ice, cold adaptation, ships and strength of the ice, geography on the poles, movements of icebergs, safety of the ships in the Arctic seas.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collections of sea ice, museums, meteorology, exhibitions and climate.

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Arkhangelsk Regional Research Library

Address: Arkhangelsk, Russia

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Central State Archives

Contact name: Director: Gorjaeva, Tat'jana Mihailovna
Address: ul. Vyborgskaja, 3, korpus 2, 125212, Moskva, Russia
Telephone: 159-75-13
Fax: 159-75-13

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International Book-Exchange Department. All-Union Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information World Data Center

Contact name: Director: Shaimardanov Marsel' Zarifovich
Address: ul. Koroljova, 6; RIHMI-WDC, Obninsk, Kaluzhskaja oblast' , Russia
Telephone: (08439) 74-181; (095) 255-21-94
Fax: (095) 255-22-25

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Collections on meteorology, hydrology, oceanology, climatology, electronic data processing and pollution.

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Khabarovsk Territorial Universal Scientific Library

Contact name: Director: Bukreev, Aleksandr Ivanovich
Address: ul. Murav'jova-Amurskogo, 1/72, 680000, Khabarovsk, Russia
Telephone: 32-72-20

Scientific titles of monographs in this library are listed in PolarPac.

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Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Contact name: Scientific Library (SL KSC): Lidia M. KABDULOVA,
Address: ul. Fersmana, 14, 184200, Apatity, Murmanskaja oblast' , Russia
Telephone: + 7-81555 - 79344
Fax: + 7-81555 - 76425

The Kola Science Library had its origin in 1930 when the Khiniby mountain station "Tietta" started its activity. Recently, this station has been renamed as well as the Kola Science Centre. The foundation of the library is nearly 6000 volumes presented by the academician Alexander Fersman. The library collection reflects scientific activity of 10 Institutes of the KSC: Geological, Mining, Chemistry and Technology, Polar Geophysical Institute, Economic Problems, Industrial Ecological Problems, Modelling and Informatics, Physical Problems of Energetics, Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden. The library collection is distributed in 7 buildings in Apatity, Kirovsk, Murmansk and Dalniye Zelentsy village.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Arctic or applicable to the European Arctic or polar regions in general: geology, mineralogy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, botany, biology, soil sciences, mining, ore-dressing, informatiocs, environmental protection, meteorology, resources, ecological monitoring, ecosystems, Arctic seas, economic problems of the Northern Russia, sustainable development, wasteless technologies for Cold Climate regions.

Languages: Russian, English, German, French, Finnish, Norwegian.

Additional Internet resources: Library:

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Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Contact name: Director: Leonov, Valerii P
Address: Birzhevaya Liniya, 1, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: +7(812) 328 3592
Fax: +7(812) 328 7436

History of library: Established in 1714. The Academy Library is in the leading scientific and methodological guidance center for the librarians of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It coordinates index compilation in the exact and natural sciences and supervises in foreign relations.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Description of collections; Polar collections and polar bibliography. Over 17 000 000 printed publications, microfilms and manuscripts.

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Murmansk Regional Universal Scientific Library

Contact name: Director: Sinjova Elena Vital'evna
Address: ul. S. Perovskoi, 21-A, 183704, Murmansk, Russia
Telephone: +7 (815 2) 454805

The library was founded in 1938. On the 1.1.1993 there were 2.300,000 articles in book keeping, 39,000 users. Fund completing, reference system organization, services for users, publishing activities.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: All types of information bearers on all aspects of regional life are included. Collection of the Polar investigator Mineev is included too.

Languages: Russian, Sami, English, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian

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National Library of Russia

Contact name: General Director: Zaitsev, Vladimir Nikolaevich
Address: ul. Sadovaja, 18, 191069, St. Petersburg, Russia
Telephone: (812) 310-28-56; (812) 310-71-37
Fax: (812) 310-61-48
Year of foundation: 1795

The NLR is the country's oldest state library. Today it stocks more then 32.8 million items, of which 6 million are in foreign languages. One of the world's largest libraries, it possesses the most complete collection of publications in Russian.

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National Library, Republic of Sakha

Contact name: Director: Samsonova, Valentina Andreevna
Address: pr. Lenina, 40, 907018, Jakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia
Telephone: (4112) 43-59-12 (116);
Fax: 7 (4112) 43-59-19

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Petrozavodsk State University Library

Contact name: Director: Otlivanchik, Marina Petrovna
Address: pr. Lenina, 33, 185640, Petrozavodsk, Russia
Telephone: 8142 775140
Fax: 8142 771021

History of Library: Scientific Library of Petrozavodsk State University was founded on the basis of the Library of Karelian Pedagogical Institute, in 1940. During the World War II the book stock (60000 items) was destroyed together with the building. Immediately after returning to the University from evacuation, the revival of the Library began. The staff of 3 persons: director Kodlubovskaya O. A., 2 librarians Dobrokchotova Z. N., and Yarvinen L. M., with the help of students and teachers got books, which escaped destruction, from the basement of destroyed building of the University. They began to create catalogues and organized the work of loan departments. In 1945 Soviet Narodnich Comissarov (Soviet of People's Commissars) financed acquisition of the books. Thanks to this action, the book stock was, to a considerable extent, replenished with valuable pre-war editions from Leningrad second-hand bookshops. Besides, great help in renovation of the book stock was given by the State Fund of Russian Federation and Higher Institutions of Leningrad, Tartu and other towns. The scientists of the University donated books from their private collections to the library. Among them were Bubrich D.V., Gerd S.V., Veselov E. A., Mitropolskiy K.D., Popov Y.V., Toiykka M.A., Udartseva M. Y. and others. By 1947 the collection of the library had grown up to 55 vls. In 1947 the library had got the right to get the chargeable legal copy from the Central Library in Moscow. From now on, the acquisition of the books became systematic. In 1948 the Library began to establish exchange of literature (including University editions) with libraries of Higher Institutions of the country (Soviet Union). In the Library there are 12 departments, 10 sectors, 5 branches and 61 faculty libraries.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Languages: Russian, Finnish, Karelian, Vepsian, Norwegian, English, German, French. Subjects: Publications of PetrSU scholars, books, periodicals, reference, bibliographic editions of North-West economical region of Russia, countries of Northern Europe (exchange department - 15219 copies, publication of PetrSU scholars - 4578 copies). Librarians of the reference department create bibliographic data base "Countries of Northern Europe", full text bibliographic data base "Ecology of Karelia".

Participation in Bibliographic Networks: Scientific Library shares the work on electronic catalogues with the largest libraries of Petrozavodsk: Scientific Library of the Karelian Scientific Center, National Library of Karelia, Republican Youth Library. These Libraries together create electronic catalogue of articles dealing with politics, social sciences, humanities. For this catalogue 120 journals from the main field of knowledge are chosen: history, law, linguistics, literary science, bibliography, psychology, economics, philosophy, including children's literature. The Scientific Library of PetrSU conducts equivalent exchange of literature (mostly University editions) with many libraries of foreign Higher Institutions: Joensuu University (Finland), Umea University (Sweden), Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe (Finland), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), Lodzkye University (Poland), Marii Curie - Skladowskiej University (Poland), Rzeszov University of Technology (Poland), Turku University (Finland), Vermont Law School, Kuopio University Library (Finland), The Library of Congress (USA)

Users Policy: Reading Hall of the Scientific Library is open to everyone. User should have passport, photo and pay for the library card. Circulation Policy: Lending department serves only students, teachers, professors and the staff of PetrSU. Interlibrary Loan Policy: Inter-library department serves users of the Scientific Library of PetrSU. Special Services Available: Electronic catalogue available in internet only in Russian. Copying Facilities: a staff-operated photocopy service is available to users for charge. Associated Archives or Manuscripts Collections: The collection of rare books enumerates more than 20 thousand items, including manuscripts. Additional Comments: Technical equipment - 40 computers

Additional web address:

Additional Internet resources: Languages available on the website: Russian, English, Finnish.

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Russian State Library

Contact name: General Director: Fjodorov, Viktor V
Address: ul. Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, 119019, Moskva, Russia, Newspaper Department and the Department of Dissertations at: 15, Bibliotechnaya St., Khimki, 141400.
Telephone: +7 095 291-8410; +7 095 202-5790
Fax: +7 095 290-6062

COLLECTIONS: Extensive holdings for the Russian Arctic and Far East. Total amount of documents in 247 languages of the world. At present the total size of the Library's collections exceeds 42 million items. LIBRARY ACTIVITIES: A research centre for studies in librarianship, bibliography, and book science. The Library holds regular cultural events with the participation of famous scientists, writers, artists, and actors: presentations of new books, reader conferences, discussions, concerts, and other cultural events for readers and staff. The specialists of the RSL carry out such large-scale projects as "The Memory of Russia", "Discovery, Recording and Preservation of Historical Books in Russia", "Co-ordination of Rossica Acquisitions for Russian Libraries", "The National Collection of Official Publications", etc. Carries out unique research and practical activities of document conservation and restoration. An extensive network of international co-operation in the field of librarianship. It keeps constant contacts with the libraries of various countries and international professional organisations, such as the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), International Standards Organisation (ISO), and UNESCO. The Library Assembly of Eurasia (LAE), which was created following the initiative of the RSL, is functioning with much success, ensuring constant exchange of information and co-ordination of library co-operation with the other libraries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, in order to preserve their common informational and cultural environment.

The Russian State Library has a ramified system of card catalogues and card-indices, which consists of the following parts: bibliographic reference in Russian and foreign European languages; bibliographic clarification in Russian and foreign European languages; advice on the Central System of Catalogues and the Online Catalogue of the RSL; advice on operation of the RSL, the other libraries and information centres; excursions in the Central System of Catalogues and the Library.

Charged services: compilation of thematic bibliographic lists; excursions in the RSL; thematic reference and advice on the databases of the RSL; and bibliographic reference on the basis of the General Alphabetical Catalogue and the Electronic Catalogue of the RSL. 1. General alphabetical and classified catalogues of books and periodicals, which reflect the Library's collections in Russian and other languages of the peoples of Russian Federation and former USSR, in foreign languages, including the languages of Asia and Africa (the Library holds printed materials in 247 languages). General alphabetical catalogue. Located in building "B", used by the Library staff only. Its volume is more than 17 million cards; Readers' alphabetical catalogue of Russian books. It is located on the marble staircase, building "A", its volume is more than 7,6 million cards. It is divided into 2 parts: the books published before 1980, and the books published after 1980; Readers' alphabetic catalogue of Russian periodicals. It is located in building "A", its volume is more than 360 thousand cards. Readers' alphabetic catalogue of Russian periodicals. It is located in building "A", its volume is more than 360 thousand cards. 2. Staff and readers' catalogues of separate specialised collections of the Library (newspapers, musical scores, maps, printed art, dissertations, manuscripts, etc.). 3. Central system of readers' catalogues (CSC), which consists of alphabetical and classified catalogues, as well as Alphabetical Subject Index (ASI) and other indices. 4. Union card catalogues, which reflect books and periodicals from 1955 to 1991 held in more than 500 libraries of the Soviet Union, and from 1992 - in more than 100 libraries of Russian Federation and former USSR. 5. Subject and other card indices of various departments. The Russian State Library has a total of 220 card catalogues and card indices. As on January 1, 2002, the volume of main card catalogues in the RSL, which are under authority of the Department of Cataloguing and the Department of Classified and Subject Catalogues, is 60,552,089 cards. The Russian State Library has a total of 220 card catalogues and card indices. As on January 1, 2002, the volume of main card catalogues in the RSL, which are under authority of the Department of Cataloguing and the Department of Classified and Subject Catalogues, is 60,552,089 cards. Interlibrary Loan Policy: The Inter-Library Loan department together with other departments responsible for user request processing offers the following range of services: user requests by phone, post, fax, and e-mail; temporary use of original documents and their copies; bibliographic processing of requests; information on document availability in other libraries; and waiting lists. The department organises the delivery of documents from other domestic and foreign libraries for the RSL readers. Special Services Available: Internet Hall with 40 workstations. The department is a centre of access to online versions of scientific periodicals made available by the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research for the Consortium of Scientific Libraries of Russia. The researches and experts can access full texts of articles as well as databases distributed by subscription agencies. One of the main activities of the Department is to form CD-ROM collection. In 2000 the Library signed an agreement with the "Informregister" scientific and technical centre regarding the second legal deposit copies of compact discs from the "Informregister" depository to the Russian State Library. It laid the foundation for the future comprehensive Russian CD-ROM collection.

User Services: The following services are available for users of the Internet Hall: use of PCs for your own purposes; consultations on the use of databases and the Internet; printing scanning and OCR; use of PC with 30 hours of prepaid Internet connection included; search of information in databases. Associated Archives or Manuscripts Collections: From the times of Count Rumyantsev, for over 200 years the Library have been forming a unique collection of manuscripts, which date from 6th to 20th century, consisting of about 550 000 items. The collection contains Byzantine manuscripts starting from "Apostle" (6th century AD), specimens of Western European writing, Japanese manuscripts on rice paper, Indian and Burmese palm-leaf manuscripts, richly decorated Arabic and Persian manuscripts with miniatures. The largest part of the collection is formed by about 800 personal archives of prominent statesmen, political figures, scientists, writers and artists. These unique documents illustrate the history of thought, most important events in the history of Russia and the world, Russian culture, and everyday life of the 17th - 20th centuries. They were acquired as part of personal archives of well-known historical families, the Apraksins, the Baryatinskys, the Vorontsovs, the Golovins, the Korsakovs, the Samarins, the Sheremetyevs, the Yusupovs. Additional Comments: Each citizen of Russian Federation and any other country above 18 has the right to use reading rooms of the Library. The reading rooms can accommodate 2103 people. Users Policy: Registration required in order to receive a reader's pass. Registration required in order to receive a reader's pass.

Founded 1862 [formerly Rumyantsev Library, reorganized 1925]. Organizational denominations 1862-1869 Moscow Public Museum and Rumyantsev Museum, 1869-1913 Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museum, 1913-1917 Emperor's Moscow and Rumyantsev Museum, 1917-1924 State Rumyantsev Museum, 1924-1925 V.I. Lenin Russian Public Library, 1925-1992 V.I. Lenin State Library of the USSR, 1992- present Russian State Library. History of Library: In 1862 the first public library in Moscow was established in Pashkov's House, near the Kremlin. Count Rumyantsev was a State Chancellor, scientist and patron of the culture. He gathered a remarkable collection of books, manuscripts, maps and other objects of Russian and foreign culture. He bequeathed his collection to the country to be used for "good education" purposes. Upon his death the collection was moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow and formed the basis of the current collection of the Russian State Library. The initial collection was increased by the donations of A. Norov (the Minister of People's Education), K. Soldatenkov (merchant and publisher), F. Chizhov (scientist), V. Odoevsky (music researcher), V. Dashkov (director of museums) and many others. Starting from 1862 the Library has been receiving the legal deposit copies of all the printed Publications in Russia. The Library of the Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museums became progressively a cultural centre. Works of literature and science were written in its reading rooms. Among the readers of the Library there were writers like L. Tolstoy, F. Dostoevsky, A. Chekhov, V. Korolenko, and scientists as D. Mendeleev, K. Timiryazev, K. Tsiolkovsky, and the founder of Russian cosmology, philosopher N. Fedorov. In consecutive order the directors of the library were V. Dashkov, M. Venevitinov, I. Tsvetaev, V. Golitsyn, A. Vinogradov, V. Nevsky etc. In March 1918 the Government of the country moved to Moscow and in 1921 the Library became the main national book depository. With the renaming of the Library in 1925 as V.I. Lenin State Library of the USSR its functions and activities considerably changed. It became the main library of the country. In 1930 the construction of a new library building (designed by the architects V. Shchuko and V. Gelfreikh) was started. The building was completely finished in 1960. During WWII the Library was the only functioning research library that was not evacuated from Moscow (apart from some specially valuable collections). In 1945 the Library was awarded the order of Lenin. In January 1992 the President of Russia signed the decree on renaming the Lenin State Library of the USSR as the Russian State Library.

Additional Internet resources: IN-HOUSE DATABASES: Informkultura's databases: The Scientific Information Center Informkultura of the Russian State Library proposes analytical, factual and abstract bibliographic information on culture and art on the Internet site: One can subscribe to all Informkultura's printed matter through the "Rospechat'" catalogue of scientific and technical information institutions' editions (index 649); through Informkultura's catalogue of its' products and services, distributed by the Russian State Library as well as through the Internet address On the site you can get more detailed information about all printed matter of Informkultura, its' on-line versions and original on-line editions and different other publications of Informkultura released at the site block "Informkultura ON-LINE" and on CD-ROM as well.

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Siberian Peoples Ethnography Department. Institute of Ethnography. Russian Academy of Sciences

Address: pr. Lavrent'eva, 17, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia
Telephone: (3832)300-537
Fax: (3832)301-191
Publications: International peer review journal: "Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia". The journal issues volumes four times a year, beginning in the year 2000. Each issue is published in two identical versions in both Russian and English. Subscription available on line.

Description of collections: Catalogue and photographs about native peoples, their costumes and source of livelihood. Collections on ethnology and shamanism. Institute has 12 departments.

On-line catalogue of the books published by the institute on archaeological issues. (updated 2000)

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State Archival Service of Russia

Contact name: Vladimir Petrovich Kozlov (tel. 206-37-70; 206-35-31; e-mail: )
Address: ul. Il'inka, 12, 103132, Moskva, Russia
Telephone: 206-23-25; 206-35-31
Fax: (095) 206-55-87
Year of foundation: 1992
Publications: National Archives (6pa)

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State Archives of the Russian Federation

Contact name: Director: Sergei Vladimirovich Mironenko (tel. 245-12-87)
Address: ul. Bol'shaja Pirogovskaja, 17
Telephone: 245-81-41
Fax: (095) 245-12-87

[formerly Central State Archives of the October Revolution and Higher State Bodies, reorganized 1992]

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State Public Scientific Technical Library (GPNTB), Siberian Division

Contact name: Director: Elepov, Boris Stepanovich (tel. (383-2)66-18-60; e-mail: )
Address: ul. Voshod, 15, 630200, Novosibirsk, Russia
Telephone: (383-2) 66-18-60
Fax: (383-2) 66-25-85
Year of foundation: 1918

Available languages: Russian, English. COLLECTIONS: Extensive holdings including much northern material. Acts as a reference, loan, research and coordinating centre for 64 Academy institutes located in Siberia and the Far East. LIBRARY ACTIVITIES: History of Library: SPSTL SB RAS, one of the oldest Russian libraries, started its activities in 1918 in Moscow; from 1958 functions in Novosibirsk. SPSTL SB RAS is a public library of a universal profile. The size of its stocks (14 million printed items) places it among the largest libraries of Russia and the world; it is a pre-eminent collection of scientific, technical/production and educational literature; every fourth edition - in a foreign language.

The main purpose of the SPSTL is to render information and library service to all categories of users on the territory of Siberia, and to secure their rights to a free access to information, scientific and cultural values. Besides, SPSTL SB RAS stands as: Scientific and Technical Information Center for the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Research Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Regional Coordinating Center for Scientific Libraries of Siberia and the Far East; State-owned Multi-disciplinary Regional Depository for Scientific and Special Libraries belonging to different structures and departments of Siberia and the Far East; Regional Center of Interlibrary Loan; Methodical Guidance Center for the Library Network of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Library has 14 reading-rooms designed to accommodate 600 visitors. The average daily number of registered visitors exceeds 1300. They are supplied with about 12 thousand editions and receive a set of required library/information services. Since 1983: full-time post-graduate courses in librarianship, bibliography and bibliology were opened.

User Policy: work with editions in reading rooms: branch-oriented and specialized reading rooms; electronic delivery of documents; international interlibrary loan (IILL)

Associated Archives or Manuscripts Collections: The groundwork for the ancient Russian part of the rare book file was laid by a largest private collection of Russian manuscripts, early-printed books and documents belonging to an outstanding historian, academician Mikhail Tikhomirov. According to the will of the academician, his collection was transferred to Novosibirsk. It comprises more than 600 manuscripts, about a thousand historical documents and a hundred of early-printed books. The Tikhomirov's collection formed the core of the Rare Books and Manuscripts stock. The ancient Russian section of the collection consists primarily of precious samples of written and printing culture acquired by the archaeographic expeditions in Siberia. The expeditions, run since 1965, brought acquirements which allowed to form separate "territorial" collections bearing the names of the respective territories: Tomsk, Zabaikalie, Altai, Tuva, Krasnoyarsk, West-Siberia. A "territorial collection" is not merely a collective title for a group of separate items; it gives us glimpses of a written monument's migration in Siberia, illustrates the Russian book spread and the history of Siberian libraries in XVII-XIX centuries. Wide collection of documents and manuscripts edited by the early communities of Old Believers settled in the territory.

Additional Comments: The SPSTL SB RAS is a member of a Permanent Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), section "Regional library activities: Asia and Oceania" and International Association of CDS/ISIS-users.

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The Arkhangelsk Regional Research Library Named After N.A. Dobrolyubov

Address: ul. Loginova, 2, 163061, Arkhangel'sk, Russia
Telephone: (8182) 21-59-58; (8182) 65-11-28
Fax: (8182) 21-59-58

Languages available: Russian

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Vserossiisky Institut Nauchnoy i Tekhnicheskoi Informatsii (VINITI) Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk (RAN) [All- Russian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)]

[All- Russian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)]
Contact name: Yuri Arsky (for firm representatives)
Address: VINITI, ul. Usievicha 20, A-19; 125190, Moscow, Russian Federation
Telephone: +7-499-943-0060
Fax: +7-499-152-6113
Year of foundation: 1952
Activities: The main producer of various S&T information resources in Russia and Former Soviet Union area; document delivery service; research on linguistics and scientometrics
Publications: Referativnyi Zhurnal (1953-). Guide: Rubrikator (Classification system) referativnykh izdanii SSSR.

Central national facility for scientific and technical information. An information centre supplying the Far East Branch (covering arctic region) of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been set up since 1972.

VINITI International Relations Department, E-mail:, Fax: +7-499-943-0060, Tel: +7-499-152-6060

VINITI Marketing Department: Please, contact for details and price information on all information products. E-mail: Fax: +7-499-152-5492. Tel: +7-499-152-6441

VINITI Web and System Administrator:
Fax: +7-499-943-0060. Tel: +7-499-155-4617

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