Opening Virtual Reading Rooms of RSL in CIS countries

The Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS states (IFFESCCO) was started in 2007 by the Agreement signed at the Meeting of Heads of Governments 25th May 2006. The Agreement was signed by the representatives of the Republics of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, the Russian Federation, the Republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Besides, the Republic of Azerbaijan also declared their readiness to enter the Agreement.
Governing body of the foundation represents a board of heads of establishments of education, science and culture of the states which have entered the Agreement about creation of the IFFESCO and also executive directors.
Aims of the foundation are to encourage cooperation of the CIS countries in the sphere of human culture and science, e.g. by promoting programmes of cooperation of academies of sciences, libraries and archives; creating series of radio and television programmes on culture of the CIS states; holding forums of mass media, film festivals, art exhibitions; publishing and translating literature of the CIS states.
Detailed information on the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS states is accessible on the website of the foundation: www.mfgs-sng.org.
Within the framework of mega – project “Vaults of the Commonwealth: Libraries”, since 2008 the Russian State Library has been cooperating with the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS states on project “Virtual Reading Rooms of the Russian State Library (VRRs RSL) at the national libraries of the CIS states”.
Two years of fruitful cooperation brought fourteen VRRs RSL to the territories of national libraries of the following CIS states: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. This helped to solve the problem of information inequality of distant users and stimulate scientific and cultural exchange between the CIS states.
Demand on the electronic resources of the RSL in the CIS states, which was proved by the statistics of the VRRs RSL functioning, and the fact that an average user of the resource is a student (or a post – graduate) of the higher education institution furthered the decision to include into the project leading higher education institutions of the CIS states in 2011 in order to organize VRRs at the territories of their libraries and to provide them with access to the RSL digital resources.
The support of the IFFESCCO in opening VRRs not only at national libraries, but also at leading higher education institutions of the CIS states opened its way for the young to access the RSL electronic resources more frequently which in its turn will contribute to acquiring quality education and raising the professional qualification of young people in those states
Virtual Reading Rooms of the RSL opened with the support of the IFFESCCO under the contract 2011-2012:
Azerbaijan National named after M.F. Akhundov
Address: 29, Khagani st., Baku city, AZ 1000, Azerbaijan Republic
tel.: +(994 12) 493-40-03
fax: +(994 12) 498-08-22
website: www.anl.az
Baku State University
Address: 23, Academic Zahid Xalilov street, Baku city, AZ 1148, Azerbaijan Republic
tel.: +(99412) 493-08-58
fax: +(99412) 598-33-76
e-mail: info@bsu.az
Sarkis and Marie Izmirlian Library of Yerevan State University 
Address: 0025, the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Alek Manoogian, 1
tel./fax: +(37410) 55-11-04
website: www.ysu.am
National Library of Armenia
Address: 375009, the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, 72 Teryan Str.
tel./fax: +(37410) 52-97-11
website: www.nla.am
Belarusian State University 
Address: 4, Nezavisimosti avenue, 220030, Minsk, Republic of Belarus
tel.: +(375 17) 209-50-82
fax: +(375 17) 209-50-37
Belarusian National Technical University 
Address: Belarus, 220013, Minsk, Nezavisimosty ave, 65
tel.: +(375 17) 292-75-65,  +(375 17) 292-75-51
fax: +(375 17) 292-75-51
Abai name Kazakh national pedagogical university
Address: Kazakhstan, 050012, Almaty, Tole bi st. 86
tel.: +(7272) 61-22-43, +(7272) 72-81-97
fax: +(7272) 61-22-43
website: www.kaznpu.kz
The Academican Buketov Karaganda State University
Address: 28 Universitetskaya Street, Karaganda, Kazakhstan 100028
tel.: +(7212) 77-04-16
fax: +(7212) 77-03-84
National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: Astana, Esylsky rayon, ul. Dostyk, 11
tel.: +(7172) 28-53-32
fax: +(7172) 44-61-83
e-mail: edd@nabrk.kz
website: www.nabrk.kz
National Library of Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: 14, Abai av, Almaty city, 050013 Kazakhstan 
tel.: +(727) 272-57-09
fax: +(727) 267-28-83
I. Arabaev Kyrgyz state university
Address: 720040 Kyrgyz Repablic Bishkek city, Razzakov street, 51 a
tel.: +(996 312) 62-60-31
fax: +(996 312) 66-05-88
National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic
Address: 208, Abdrahmanov st ., Bishkek 720040 Kyrgyzstan
tel.: +(996 312) 30-46-75
fax: +(996 312) 30-46-88
State University of Moldova
Address: 60, A.Mateevici str., Chisinau, Moldova, MD-2009
tel.: +(373 22) 57-74-01
fax: +(373 22) 24-42-48
National Library of Republic of Moldova
Address: 31 August 1989 Street, nr.78-A, Chisinau, MD-2012, Republic of Moldova
tel./fax: +(373 22) 22-14-75
A. Firdawsi National Library of the Republic of Tajikistan
Address: 734025, 36 Rudaki avenue, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
tel.: +(992 37) 227-47-26,
fax: +(992 37) 221-51-60
Tajik national University
Address: Tajikistan, 734025, Dushanbe city, Rudaki avenue, 17
tel.: +(992 372) 21-77-11
fax: +(992 372) 21-45-54
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tel.: +(998 374) 222-19-41
fax: +(998 374) 237-54-33
National library of Uzbekistan Named after Alisher Navoiy
Address: 700047, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, str.Istiqlol, 33
tel.: +(998 71) 239-41-18
fax: +(998 71) 233-09-08

National university of Uzbekistan named after. M. Ulugbek
Address: 100174, Vuzgorodok, Ukituvchilar st.-174, Tashkent
fax: +(998 71) 227-13-08
Urganch State university named after Al-Khorazmiy
Address: Uzbekistan, Khorezm region, Urganch city,.Kh.Olimjon st’ 14
tel./fax: +(998 362) 226-17-39, +(998 362) 226-61-66
Lviv Scientific Library of Ukraine named after V. Stefanyka
Address: 2, Stefanyka Street, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine
tel.: +(380 32) 261-60-57
Denysenko Scientific and Technical Library of NTUU "KPI"
Address: Pr. Peremohy, 37, Kiev 03056, Ukraine
tel./fax: +(380 44) 236-30-72
V. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
Address: 3, prosp. 40-richchia Zhovtnia, Kiev, 03039, Ukraine
tel.: +(38 044) 524-81-36
fax: +(38 044) 524-33-98
The Franko Scientific Library
Address: 95017, Simferopol, Naberezhnaya Street, 29a
tel.: +(380 652) 60-86-44