Library unions and associations

Name of the union or associationDescriptionLink

State Book Chamber

The State Book Chamber of the Kazakh SSR was organized in accordance with the joint decree of the Central Executive Committee of the Kazakh SSR and the measuring and information complex of the Kazakh SSR “On the establishment of the State Book Chamber of the Kazakh SSR” dated July 19, 1937. By the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 6, 1993 No. 270, the Book Chamber was given the status of a national organization and renamed into the National State Book Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

A leading non-governmental international organization representing the interests of libraries and information services and their users.
IFLA is the body through which the global library community can meet to address issues of international importance. IFLA was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1927 and was incorporated as an official organization after the adoption of the Charter in 1971 in the Netherlands. IFLA’s headquarters are invariably located at the Royal Netherlands Library in The Hague.
The main objectives of IFLA: to maintain a high level of provision and delivery of library and information services; promoting awareness of the value and importance of high quality library and information services in the private, public and public sectors; representing the interests of its members all over the world.
Library Assembly of Eurasia

The Library Assembly of Eurasia is a non-profit partnership of libraries of the CIS countries, the main goal of which is the formation and strengthening of a common information, library and socio-cultural space.
The emergence of the Library Assemblies of Eurasia became possible due to the mutual desire of the national libraries of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to unite to consolidate efforts in the preservation and development of common library activities, which was a reflection of the objective conditions and interests that have developed in relations between the CIS countries. libraries of the CIS, is open to libraries, library associations and other organizations in the field of culture. By the decision of the founders, the headquarters of BAE is located in the Russian State Library. The Library Assembly of Eurasia has its own printed organ – the journal “LAE Bulletin”, which is published four times a year.
Russian Library Association (RLA) Founded in 1994
Association goals:
Joining efforts, supporting and coordinating the actions of libraries, library associations and schools in the interests of preserving and developing librarianship in Russia, representing and protecting the interests of the Russian library community, increasing the prestige of libraries and the social status of the library profession.
National Information and Library Center LIBNET

The Center was founded by two national libraries of Russia: the Russian State Library and the Russian National Library in March 2001 to implement projects of cooperation between Russian libraries in the field of creation, exchange and use of electronic resources based on modern technologies. Official registration of the Center as an autonomous non-commercial organization, took place on April 11, 2001. The center is supported by the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography.
Tasks of the Center:
assistance in the implementation of the national library policy of the country in the field of informatization; organization of cooperation between libraries in the following areas: implementation of national RUSMARC formats and cataloging rules; reference and bibliographic service; machine-readable cataloging; creation of electronic libraries; creation of the Consolidated Catalog of Russian Libraries (CCRL); creation of authority files; assistance in organizing cataloging technology before publication (CIP); participation in the organization of training and retraining of library and information workers in the field of information technology; holding meetings and seminars on cooperation between libraries; placement and provision of access to the most important information resources.
Interregional analytical list of articles (MARS)
The project has existed since 2001 and currently unites more than 200 libraries of various systems and departments, which jointly create a consolidated database. Currently, about 1,700 magazines are undersigned.
The project features a complete analytical list of journals, the equality of all project participants, the use of uniform regulatory documents and the openness of the project. Any library can join the project if it agrees with the rules in force in it. The consolidated database does not contain the full texts of articles, but the Electronic Document Delivery project allows participating libraries to order electronic copies of articles for their readers.
UNESCO is the agency of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and seeks to establish peace through international cooperation in these fields. UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Political and economic agreements between governments are insufficient to ensure lasting and sincere support for the aspirations of peoples. Lasting peace must be built on the basis of dialogue and mutual understanding, as well as the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind.
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