Azerbaijan National Library
named after M. F. Akhundov
2008 was very significant year for the Azerbaijan National Library named after M. F. Akhundov. According to the order ¹416, date 07/08/08 of Mr. Abulfaz Garaev the minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic, it was first time held the 85 anniversary of the National Library on November 17-19, in 2008.
It was inauguration of some great ceremonies devoted to the ceremony of 85 anniversary of the National Library on November 17, 2008. 27 guests of 18 countries took part in the ceremony.
It was inauguration of 8 exhibitions as “Haydar Aliev at the National Library”, “The pages of our history”, “Azerbaijan in foreign press”, “From gold Fund of our music history”, “To serve for nation 85 years”, “The beauty of our library”, “Book monument of Azerbaijan”, and “The anniversary presents of our employees”. The exhibitions were very interesting for the guests. It was the ceremony devoted to the 85 anniversary of the National Library at the Musical-Comedy Theatre on November 17. The official part began with the sounding of the Hymn of the Azerbaijan Republic. Then it was showed the documental film “National Library-85” taped by “Studio-Salnama”.
Karim Tahirov, the director of the National Library greeting everybody invited Mr. Abulfaz Garaev, the minister of Culture and Tourism to the stage for saying preamble word. The minister greeted all ceremony participants and congratulated all librarians. Then he read the letter of congratulation of Mr. Ilham Aliev, the president of the Azerbaijan Republic to the ceremony participants, guests of the 2nd conference of directors of Turkish countries national libraries and 10th meeting of “Eurasia libraries Assembly” nonprofit partnership. The minister presented the Honorary Decree of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to 10 employees of the library.
After official part of the ceremony, the art part began. Our national music and dances was showed at the concert program. At the end of the ceremony Karim Tahirov, the director of the library read the order of Mr. Ilham Aliev, the president of the Azerbaijan Republic about giving honored names and medals to some employees of the National Library.
The anniversary ceremonies were go on and in the frame of anniversary the 2 large international conference- the general 10th meeting of “Eurasia libraries Assembly” nonprofit partnership and the 2nd conference of directors of Turkish countries national libraries on November 17.
There are 25 departments, 50 sections and 361 employees working in it at the library.
Currently 4 508 626 copies literature are cover maintenance at the Fund of the National Library. 25 672 copies new books included to the library in current year.
Constant readers of library are 37 185 person, virtual readers (using the website) are 98 447 person, the users of virtual order services are 260 person but the users of electron catalogue during the year. Attendance is 175 969 person and giving books is 694 017 copies.
109 copies book, 4 magazines in the Microfilm section taking activities in department Archive of Azerbaijan literature and 29 copies literature are changed to microfilm. 85 microfilms are moved on the Digital library.
The section of founding electron resources established 26 960 name bibliographic record literature in Azerbaijani, Russian, and other languages in 2008.
The section “The book preparing for Electron version” was placed (www.anl.az) in the current year. During the year it was founded electron information bases as “Haydar Aliev’s heritage”, “Mir Jalal Pashaev’s heritage”, “Nizami Ganjavi’s heritage “, “Fuzuli’s heritage “, “Husein Javid’s heritage”.
“Virtual order” section was created at the library website in March in 2008. This section offers the virtual order service to the readers. Entering this section all user readers can order book, magazine and newspaper by INTERNET not coming to the library.
2 groups under the basis of computer and 3 groups under searching Electron Catalogue- VTLS courses were trained at the Training department of library employees at the library.
The National Library sent the book “Èëüõàì Àëèåâ: Îòêðûòûé ìèð” to the 72 Centered Libraries System (CLS) of the republic and the National Libraries of 62 countries. The book was in Russian, and English, about the president activities of Mr. Ilham Aliev the president of the Azerbaijan Republic and published in Moscow. According to the mails entered to the foreign countries.
It was held 60 ceremonies at the National Library in current year.
The edition (2002 and 2006 years) “Azerbaijan Bibliography of one year’s duration” published by Publish materials registration and National bibliographic department in our republic in 2008.
National Library published 41 names, 42 editions bibliography, bibliographic information book, methodic supplies in 2008 and all these were sent to CLS and Baku city libraries.
34person employees of the library were in official journey in current year.
National library had great international relations. It was signed an agreement about mutual partnership between national libraries of 3 countries and our library.
621 copies literature was included to Foreign literature and international book exchange department. 1 629 book were sent to foreign country libraries in 2008.
It was 7 foreign official journeys in 2008.
It was the opening ceremony of virtual reader hall of Electron Thesis of Russia State Library in September at the National Library named after M. F. Akhundov. With the helps of virtual hall, readers got the chance of using electron text of 350 thousand copies thesis.
8 permission certificates were given for taking to foreign countries by Expert Commission of National Library. One of certificate was given for civil persons, 6 certificates for the books exhibited at the exhibition (with back condition), a certificate for the presenting books to the Museum Culture Centre named after M. F. Akhundov in Georgia. But 2 civil persons were not permitted because of their wanted literature attained great significant history.
99 materials were printed by employees of library and about them on the periodical press pages.