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

Republic of Crimea, Russia
June 6–14, 2020

June 6–7 – arrival and social program
June 8–12 – professional program
June 13–14 – departure (check-out on June 14 before 12:00 noon)


Main organizers of the Forum

  • Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology

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

  • Co-organizers

  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

  • Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

  • Russian State Library

  • V. I. Vernadsky Non-governmental Ecological Foundation

  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea

  • National Library Association «Libraries of the Future»

  • Interregional and local co-organizers

  • Franko Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library, Simferopol

  • Gasprinsky Republican Crimean-Tatar Library, Simferopol

  • “Sudak” Tourist and Health Center, Sudak

We welcome new co-organizers and sponsors.

The Sixth World Professional Forum «Crimea-2020» 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 the park on the Black Sea shore, in the picturesque bay beneath the majestic Sudak castle of the 14th-15th centuries.



The Twenty Seventh International Conference

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

2020 topic: «The social role of libraries in the digitilization epoch»

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 Sixth Museum Assembly

«Preserving traditions, bringing in 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


The Third Scientific and Educational Symposium

«Building and developing the modern digital environment for education and science»

The Symposium will discuss the following topics:

  • New generation of educational standards

  • Digital resources and e-libraries for education in the sphere of culture

  • Professional education and management in the education sector


The Fifth Industry Conference

«Book publishing and libraries: Routes of cooperation»


The Fifth General Conference of the National Library Association
«Libraries of the Future»


The Third International Conference on the global ecological problems


The Third Scientific Conference

«Scientometrics, bibliometrics, open data, and publications in science»


Several sessions of library, information and other professional associations are also planned to be held. The list of sections, round tables and side events will be continuously updated until finalized by the Forum Program Committee in April, 2020.


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.

Upon the Forum completion, The Organizing Committee will publish Proceedings in digital form. The Proceedings will be assigned with an ISBN; each paper in the Proceedings will have a UDC number and will be supplied with English-language abstract. The Proceedings will be available as Open Access web publication on the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology website, through Scientific Electronic Library, and will be indexed in the RINTS – Russian Science Citation Index database.


Please follow the guidelines to prepare and submit your paper:

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

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

3. The paper should be in digital form. Full text shall be submitted in *doc., *docx, or *txt. formats. The paper should be minimum 2 pages, maximum 10 A4 pages. The font should be Times New Roman, size 12; one-and-a-half spacing; first line indent — 1.25; left, right, top, foot margins — 2.5 cm. Word wrap is not allowed.

The images (charts, diagrams, photos, screenshots, etc.) shall be both incorporated in the text and attached as separate files in JPG format.

4. Papers should be sent to your regional coordinator (please see contact information below) before the
deadline of May 25, 2020.


The Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject papers that do not follow these guidelines.

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-2020» Exhibition.

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

2m x 2m (standard) – 500 USD 4m x 2m (extended) – 1 000 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

Please register for the Forum online:

Forum registration fee is $325 for a full participant and $190 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 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 6,7) and departure
(June 13, 14)

– One-day tour (to be advertized on the Forum website in late May) and other social and cultural events.

You are kindly requested to register no later than May 1, 2020, 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.

One-room apartment

Two-room apartment (Standard)

Two-room apartment (Superior)

Single $470

Single $535

Single $565

Double $320 (per person)

Double $350 (per person)

Double $365 (per person)

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

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 6, 2020.

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 2020» Sixth 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)


The Conference website:


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