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THE Fourth world professional forum
“THE book. culture. education. innovations”

World professional forum for leadership and staff of libraries, publishing houses, book trade and book distribution businesses, museums, archives, information centers, universities, colleges, IT companies, for business, law, scientific, cultural, and educational institutions.

Republic of Crimea, Russia
June 16–24, 2018


June16–17— arrival and social program
June 18–22 — professional program
June 23–24 — departure (check-out on June 24 before 12:00 noon)


Main organizer of the Forum

  • Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology


  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

  • Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

  • International Association of Users and Developers of Electronic Libraries and New IT (ELNIT)

  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea

  • “Libraries of the Future” National Library Association

  • Russian State Library

  • National Library of Russia

  • M.I. Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature

  • Moscow State Institute of Culture

Local co-organizers

  • I. Franko Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library, Simferopol

  • I. Gasprinsky Republican Crimean-Tatar Library, Simferopol

  • Tourist and Health Center, Sudak

We welcome new co-organizers and sponsors.


The Fourth World Professional Forum «Crimea-2018» will be traditionally held in Sudak, an ancient town on the Crimean south-eastern coast. It is a climatic sea resort which main industry is wine-making.

The Forum main site is “Sudak” Tourist and Health Center, the town’s largest recreation facility set in a park on the Black Sea shore, in a picturesque bay beneath the majestic Sudak castle of the 14th-15th centuries.



The Twenty Fifth International Conference

«Libraries and information resources in the modern world of science, culture, education and business»

Topic 2018: «Libraries in the modern information and education environment: New horizons»


The Conference program will be built around the following topics:

  • E-libraries, digital collections, and collection digitization

  • Library technologies and ILS software

  • Strategies and integrated models for modern libraries

  • International cooperation in library, information, and education environment

  • Publishing and book markets for libraries

  • Copyright, legal aspects and open access to information

  • Library education and information literacy

  • Ecology, school libraries, reading

  • Global information infrastructure, national information systems, and national libraries

  • Innovative models for libraries,

and other important problems and themes.


The Fourth Museum Assembly

«To preserve traditions, to implement innovations»


The Assembly will discuss the following topics:

  • Memorial and literary museums

  • Libraries in museums and museums in libraries

  • Information technologies in museums and virtual museums

  • Libraries and museums in the single space of information and culture

  • Cultural heritage preservation

  • From federal museums — to regional museums

  • Visitors in museums: Modern sociocultural communication


International Conference on global ecological problems to coincide with the 155-th anniversary of Vladimir I. Vernadsky

  • The role of Russian professional and social organizations in solving global ecological problems of the 21st century

  • Developing and promoting V. Vernadsky’s ideas to modern society

  • Globalization and informatization are essential processes of modern ecological education

  • Building environmental awareness of young adults in the light of global ecological problems

  • Building public spaces within the context of sustainable development goals


Also, the Third Industry Conference “Book publishing and libraries: Routes of cooperation” and the Third General Conference of “Libraries of the Future” National Library Association will take place, along with several annual conferences and sessions of library, information and other professional associations. The list of sections, round tables and side events will be continuously updated until finalized by the Forum Program Committee in April, 2018.


Call for papers

The Organizing Committee seeks original research and application-oriented papers, not previously presented elsewhere, which make new contribution to the above topics and correspond to the requirements below.

Please follow the guidelines to prepare and submit your paper:

1. The heading shall include the paper title, followed by the full names and affiliations of the author(s) and the person to present the paper; city and country.

2. The abstract should be a precis of your paper. The abstract shall not exceed 700 characters (including spaces).

3. The paper shall be in digital form. Full text shall be submitted in Word for Windows or ASCII format, charts, photos and screenshots in JPG. The paper (including abstract, pictures, appendices, etc.) shall not exceed 10 A4 pages.

4. Papers should be sent to your regional coordinator (please see contact information below). Deadline is May 16, 2018.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject papers not corresponding to these guidelines.

The Conference proceedings will be published on CD-ROM and as open access web-publications available through the Russian Index of Scientific Citation “RINTs”.

The Program Committee has an exclusive right to make final decision on paper status: keynote paper, paper, communication, or poster, and to include it in an appropriate section or to decline it.

Time for presentation: Keynote papers — up to 20-25 minutes. Section and workshop papers — up to 15-20 minutes. Communications — up to 10 minutes.

Papers are published in the Conference Proceedings only if approved by the Program Committee Expert Group and provided that the registration fee has been paid (written guarantees will not be taken into consideration).


Simultaneous or consecutive interpretation will be provided.


Libraries, associations, publishers, universities, companies can take the opportunity to present their products and services at the “Crimea-2018” Exhibition.

Exhibition fee (stand rental) covers a desk, 2 chairs, partitions, header with company’s name and a power socket:

2m х 2m (standard) – 400 USD 4m х 2m (extended) – 800 USD

Computers, other equipment and furniture rental is available on a preliminary request at additional charge. Exhibitors may organize special presentations of their products and services upon preliminary communication with the Organizing Committee.

Participation terms

Forum registration fee is $300 for a full participant and $150 for an accompanying person. Please note that a registered participant may be accompanied by up to 2 persons.


The registration fee for a full participant covers:

– Participation in the Forum professional program including access to the Exhibition

– A bag with Forum proceedings on CD-ROM, and information materials

– Forum participant’s badge

– Participation in the Forum opening and closing ceremonies and receptions

– Transfer from Simferopol Airport to Sudak and back on the dates of arrival (June 16, 17) and departure
(June 23, 24)

– One-day tour (to be offered in late May via the Forum web-site) and other social and cultural events.

You are kindly requested to register online no later than May 10, 2018, as well as to pay the registration and accommodation fees. Please note that after the above date, the Organizing Committee will be unable to guarantee that the requested room category is available for your booking.

Accommodation fee (three meals a day included (FB)) is fixed, depends on the room category and covers the whole stay from noon June 16 through noon June 24, 2018, irrespective of the actual dates of arrival and departure within this period.

One-room apartment

Two-room apartment (Standard)

Two room apartment (Superior)

Single $535

Single $630

Single $640

Double $360 (per person)

Double $415 (per person)

Double $430 (per person)

Please request information about suites, luxury suites from your regional coordinators.

Registration and accommodation fees include VAT.

Payment shall be made only against the invoice issued by the Organization Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration and accommodation fees are not refundable after May 16, 2018

Children are permitted to accompany parents participating in the Forum. Please note though that children of the age of 14 and under are not admitted into Forum auditoria and the exhibition area if unattended by their parents.


Please address all your questions to the Organizing Committee:

Mailing address: "Crimea 2018" Fourth World Professional Forum Organizing Committee, GPNTB, 17, 3rd Khoroshevskaya st., 123298, Moscow, Russia

Contacts of regional coordinators:


Tel: +7(495) 698-93-27


The CIS countries:

Tel: +7(495) 698-93-27


North and South America:

Tel: +7(495) 698-93-05 (ext. 8040)


Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania:

Tel: +7(495) 698-93-05 (ext. 8040)



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