Cooperation between libraries of Kazakhstan and Moldova

Representatives of Kazakhstan and Moldova are strengthening cultural ties. The representatives of national libraries of the two countries will sign the partnership agreement and cooperation. Today, Moldova’s largest treasury with a history of almost two centuries has a unique collection of books. The fund includes more than 2.5 million publications in 30 different languages. The Kazakh specialists are going to access the oldest storehouse in Chisinau in order to acquire new knowledge and look for discoveries.

ELENA PINTILIE, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MOLDOVA:

 - I am very glad that there will be an opportunity to sign a partnership and cooperation agreement with the National Academic Library of Astana. First, it is a professional exchange of our knowledge, books and information.

The representatives of the National Library of Moldova have launched a large-scale project on the restoration and conservation of valuable manuscripts. The oldest manuscript in Old-Greek from Venice dates back to 1551. There are also books in Kazakh and Romanian.

TATYANA KULINSKAYA, STAFF, OLD RARE BOOKS DEPARTMENT, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MOLDOVA:

 - They are unique since they have one single copy, which are part of personal collections. For the preservation of books, we have darkened windows in order to avoid light rays in the room. Electric light works only when it is necessary. There is a temperature of up to 20 celsius degrees.

A director of the National Library of Moldova supports the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin script. Elena Pintilie recalls that a similar reform took place in the 1990s in Moldova. The expert believes that Moldova has only benefited from this.

ELENA PINTILIE, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MOLDOVA:

 - In the 1990s, Moldova switched to the Latin script. As a librarian, I will say that this is right because some of the civilized countries use the Latin script.

The representatives of the library in Chisinau are ready to share their experience with Kazakhstan. The online catalog is available to readers on the Moldovan library's website, and the library is connected to the European funds. The Latin script allows foreign users to work with documents.