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Recent achievements

It is very important to point out that, the care to the work of libraries in Azerbaijan at state level is growing day by day. Numerous decrees adopted by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan during passing three years and the preparation of the plan of activities proves that the above mentioned sphere is one of the priority directions of the State. As a result of decrees adopted by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated on January 12, 2004 on "The implementation of mass publications with Latin graphic in Azerbaijani language" and dated on December 27, 2004 on "The confirmation of the list of work of arts intended to be published in Latin in Azerbaijani language", most of the literature was published in Latin and presented to all the State libraries. It is interesting to emphasize that such books were spread among the branches of libraries in the outskirt villages. Such works at state level are to be implemented even today. According to the execution of the "Activity Program on strengthening of development of social-economical development of the districts of Baku", the libraries in 13 districts of the city are reconstructing entirely and as well the construction of the new library buildings has been planned.

The decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated on December 29, 2006 on creation of "Heydar Aliyev Centre" plays a significant role in the propaganda of history, culture, language of Azerbaijan and protection of material-cultural values. The creation of the Library-Information Centre is also scheduled attached to the Centre. The decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated on April 20, 2007 on "Improvement of work of libraries in Azerbaijan" was an estimable step for the work of libraries. The mentioned decree implies the preparation of "Action plans on correspondence with the needs of modern information carriers, strengthening of material-technical basis, and repair of libraries acting in the regions of Azerbaijan" and "Action Plan the modernization of the National Library of Azerbaijan named after M.F.Akhundov, its provision with modern information technologies and strengthening of material-technical base" by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism together with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies and as well as preparation of the "State Program on development of the library-information field in Azerbaijan in 2008-2013". The decree comprises in itself the strengthening of material-technical base of school libraries and preparation of action plan on provision of them with modern information technologies by the Ministry of Education, of proposals on construction of new building of Central Library by National Science Academy.

Generally, all these decrees and action plans will create favorable conditions for automation of library-bibliography processes in country libraries; meet the requirements with modern standards, and provision of readers with information requirements.



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