YUSU LAUNCHES PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY ACCESS

On 19 September, Yugra State University became the first higher educational institution in Ugra to provide a remote access point to the resources of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library. 


The Library makes it possible for students to study the most ancient historical documents, read exclusive literature, listen to unique audio recordings and watch videos. This is the reason why the source will be employed in learning process at YUSU. 


"The Presidential Library project is a major comprehensive work, which provides a gateway to a great information repository of true history, emerging right from archival records", said Nadezhda Kaznacheeva, Director of Department of Culture of Ugra, welcoming guests during the event.


Resources of the electronic collection comprise over 500 thousand digital files, copies of ancient manuscripts, maps, photo albums, newspapers and monographs of historical, cultural and scientific value. The Library offers periodicals issued by the Russian Academy of Sciences, university and institute collections, as well as studies and notes by scientific societies and commissions, including formerly classified little-known archival records.


"YUSU students are now able to use these large arrays of original sources. Documents previously unavailable for viewing can now be of practical use in term papers or research projects", Irina Kuznetsova, Director of the University Scientific Library concluded.


The very first user signed in with the Presidential Library Access Center became Aleksandr Alekseev, a 4-year student, majoring in Law.

 
"For me, the opening of the library is worthwhile due to the fact that I can get familiar with recent scientific discoveries, study rare documents, ancient decrees and laws at any time. I am going to explore legal documents. It will be helpful for my studies', Aleksandr shared his impressions on the library services.


It takes few minutes to sign in. To do so, one should have his or her ID, ask a library officer for credentials and just get started.

 
Access Center is open: Monday through Friday – 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday – 9 am to 4 pm, closed: Sunday.

English version by Azat Garipov.

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