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Database «Man of the Year of Vitebsk Region»

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Database «Man of the Year of Vitebsk Region»

Database «Dvina Region: history and here and now»

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Database «Dvina Region:  history and here and now»

Database «Vitebsk Region: Documentary Heritage»

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Database «Vitebsk Region: Documentary Heritage»

Database «Artists of Vitebsk Region»

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Database «Artists of Vitebsk Region»

Database «Afghanistan. Without the right to oblivion»

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Database «Afghanistan. Without the right to oblivion»

Database «Catalog subscription editions»

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Database «Catalog subscription editions»

Database «Vyzvalenne Vіcebshchyny. 1943-1944»

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Database «Vyzvalenne Vіcebshchyny. 1943-1944»

Virtual project «Librarians of Vitebsk Region in the fight for Victory»

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Virtual project «Librarians of Vitebsk Region in the fight for Victory»

Virtual project «Vitebsk region in the war of 1812»

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Department of Local History

 

MAIN TASKS

arrow organization of operational and quality differential library and information services to the users with the information on local lore, history of Belarus, Belarusian ethnography and folklore, Belarusian linguistics and literary criticism, Belarusian fiction;

arrow development of the information culture of users, popularization of publications on local lore and Belarusian fiction;

arrow organization of local lore bibliographic activities, creation and maintenance of local lore reference and bibliography, local lore bibliography and bibliographic service of local and Belarusian literature

arrow research and methodological work of the department, methodological assistance on relevant issues to the libraries of Vitebsk region, as well as students of higher and secondary special education institutions who are getting library education;

arrow educational and recreational functions: organizing meetings, evenings on local history and Belarus studies, etc.

 

The fund of the department is universal and contains more than 25 thousand copies of documents in various branches of knowledge. Among them are books, statistical bulletins, booklets, cartographic and pictorial materials, newspapers, magazines and other kinds of editions. A significant part of the collection is Belarusian fiction, literature on the history of Belarus and literary criticism. The basis of regional studies is a separate fund of regional literature and local editions. Rare books and newspapers of the 19th – early 20th centuries, which are digitized and presented in the electronic collection «Vitebsk Region - Documentary Heritage» are the part of this fund. The collection also includes rare digitized documents from the collections of the National Library of Belarus, which are connected with the Vitebsk region by their content or place of publication.

A considerable attention in the work of the department is paid to the creation and filling of databases of its own generation: «Local History», «The Memory of Vitebsk Region», «Pridvinsk Region: History and Modern time», «Afghanistan. Without the Right to Forget», «Man of the Year of Vitebsk Region», electronic project «Liberation of Vitebsk Region. 1943–1944», and participation in the formation of the national database «Belarus in Faces and Events» of the National Library of Belarus.

A great role in the work of the department is played by the bibliographic and publishing activities. The staff of the department create universal, branch, thematic and biobibliographic indexes, dedicated to Vitebsk and the region, the famous people of the region. There is also the Calendar of Significant and Memorable Dates.

A significant place in the work of the department is taken by the popularization of the fund through organizing and holding book exhibitions, bibliographic reviews, presentations of literary and artistic editions, meetings with writers, ethnographers, famous people of the Vitebsk region and the country.

The Department works closely with the National Library of Belarus, the Pskov Regional Library, the regional libraries, organizations and institutions of Vitebsk region.