Monday, June 29, 2009

Launch of the Electronic Library of Ukraine - ELibUkr

Earlier this year, the National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy, the V. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, and the IU. Fedkovych National University of Chernivtsi, in collaboration with the Association “Informatio-Consortium” and faculty from the Center for Technology and Innovation Management (CTIM) at Northwestern University (USA), launched the Electronic Library of Ukraine (ELibUkr) = Elektronna Biblioteka Ukrainy. This important project is the first of its kind in Ukraine, which will allow faculty, students, researchers, and international users to have access to research publications of Ukrainian scholars through open-access electronic archives and journals.

Monday, June 22, 2009

U of M Slavic Collection Marks 60th Anniversary

Slavic Collection - Elizabeth Dafoe Library

The year 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library's Slavic Collection. For 60 years, the University of Manitoba Libraries has fostered a special relationship with the Slavic communities in Manitoba. The collection was established in 1949 to support the then newly created Department of Slavic Studies.

The Collection has grown to nearly 60,000 volumes of books, periodicals, newspapers, electronic resources, and microforms (both microfilm and microfiche formats), – all this from the original 2,000 volumes back in 1949. It comprises material in all fourteen Slavic languages, with the majority in the Ukrainian, Polish and Russian languages. These materials support courses and research not only in the Department of German & Slavic Studies, but also the interdisciplinary Central and East European Studies program, and the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies located in St. Andrew’s College.