Issues of preservation of electronic information in culture were considered in Khanty-Mansiysk

07/06/2018

Problems of preservation of electronic information were considered on June 7 at the interregional scientific and practical seminar held within the framework of the X IT Forum.

Experts from cultural institutions from all over Russia gathered in the State Library of Ugra. They discussed a variety of issues that go beyond the scope of industry: formation of a policy for the long-term preservation of digital information, level of awareness of the authorities, specialists and general public about the challenges associated with long-term conservation issues, authority and responsibility of the structures involved in such activities.

Vice-president of the Russian Library Association, Executive Director of the Interregional Library Cooperation Center, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program Sergei Bakeykin stressed the importance of the seminar: "Global issues for all institutions of culture are raised within the framework of the International IT Forum, which was confirmed by the Russian Library Congress that has closed the day before. I want to thank the Government of Ugra for the opportunity to discuss them on such a representative platform."

"The practice of preserving electronic information is one of the challenges of time in our rapidly changing world. It is no accident that the discussion of this pressing problem takes place within the walls of the library, by definition aimed at saving information. It is extremely important for us to develop new approaches to preservation of electronic information at the modern level,“ Irina Kibkalo, First Deputy Director of the Department of Culture of the Autonomous Okrug, said.

Report of the Deputy Director of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin on information technology, Head of Hepartment of IT in the field of culture of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, member of the Presidium of the International Council of Museums of Russia, Vladimir Opredelenov, contained practical examples of work of the museum named after A.S. Pushkin in implementation of the state strategy for the development of information society for 2017-2030. "Any institution of culture of any level needs to position itself as a resource center and at the same time as a creative incubator, and for this it is necessary to transform oneself. In the preservation of electronic information, our museum is one of the flagships among cultural institutions. We digitized 43 percent of the 670,000 museum items stored in our museum."

Deputy Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council and Chairman of the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program, President of the Interregional Library Cooperation Center Evgeny Kuzmin made a presentation "Yesterday and Today in Information Conservation Activities, or Digital Amnesia Syndrome." The key subject of his speech was to ensure preservation of information, in particular, old documents and books in the libraries and museums of the country. "In my opinion, our IT Forum is trying to find the answer to the main question: where do modern information technologies take humanity? Noteworthy in this regard was the report of your fellow countryman Rudolf Fink at the morning plenary session - on the formation of the post-identity. External conditions, in particular, the newest technologies, change the mentality of a child from a young age. That is why it is extremely important that cultural institutions also adapt to the challenges of time in a timely manner."