PetrSU is one of the largest universities in the North-European part of Russia. It successfully combines traditions of classical education and fundamental science with innovative solutions in the fields of physical education, sport and health care. It is regularly placed among the best universities of Russia according to different rankings. Today more than 12000 students attend classes in various undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. They are taught by over a thousand professors, including 550 PhDs, 145 Doctors of Science, 26 members of state academies of science. PetrSU is also a recognized leader in development of IT and international cooperation among universities of Russia. It has all necessary legal, accounting, international relations, technical support, teaching and research units. PetrSU has enough teaching auditoriums, meeting rooms, conference halls, computer labs, networking equipment, etc. The technical infrastructure, size and qualification of staff are enough to manage the project with required quality and in agreed time schedule.
The collection of the Scientific Library contains books in various field of knowledge including fiction, and foreign literature in 18 languages: English, German, French, Finnish and others, unique printed books, and rare books from XVI – XIX century.
The library’s collection grows approximately by 40000 entries per year. Since 1992, the Scientific Library of PetrSU has been introducing new information technologies into its work. The work on creating electronic catalogue began with the establishment of the new automation informative Library System (AILS) “MARC” (Scientific Industrial Union “Informsystem”). Since 1996, the Library has been taking part in adopting the new electronic system “Foliant”, worked out by the engineers of RCNIT Gurijev D. and Matsko S. This version provides faster and more convenient search in the catalogues. Today, 3181582 entries are forwarded to “Foliant”. Some of the Resolutions of the Russian Federation and the Republic Karelia are left in ‘MARC’.
Vice-Rector for International Affairs
Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU)
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