Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki & Slavonic Library of the National Library of Finland
Monday-Tuesday, 19-20 November 2012

City Centre Campus, Helsinki

Read seminar reports at the Aleksanteri News 4/2012 (page 6) and at the Faculty of History, Moscow State University website.

The workshop is aimed at librarians and information specialists working in the field of Russian and East European Studies in the Nordic countries, and to researchers and students in the same field. The second day is open to everybody interested in the topic.

The workshop aims to create a network of libraries to benefit researchers and students in Russian and East European studies in the Nordic countries. These libraries could, among others, develop joint network services, which would enable sharing knowledge and resources, maintain awareness of collection and acquisition policies and strive for joint license agreements with publishers and suppliers of electronic publications and source materials. This kind of cooperation would benefit all libraries and library users.

Another aim of the workshop is to enhance cooperation and collaboration between libraries and scholars, giving them an opportunity to share good practices and discuss their expectations for mutual cooperation.

A third aim is to raise awareness of several important Internet resources that Russian and East European studies could make use of. Sharing knowledge of these resources could be a first step in developing joint network services or licensing agreements.


Monday 19 November
Participation by invitation only
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute, Meeting room, 2nd floor, Unioninkatu 33

9:45-10:30 Coffee and opening

10:30-13:00 SESSION 1: Access to E-Resources in Russian and East European Studies
Chairs: Irma Reijonen and Emilia Marttunen
10:30 Anu Alaterä, Licensing Coordinator, FinELib – Finnish National Electronic Library:
Researchers in the world of e-resources – results from the FinELib user survey 2011
10:50 Karin Perols, Librarian, Södertörn University Library:
Evaluating the usage of content with KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)
11:20 Inge Marie Larsen, Research Librarian, State and University Library, Aarhus:
LikInBez among undergradute students at the Institute of East European Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark
11:40 Marjo Kuusela, Librarian, Helsinki University Library:
University of Helsinki e-resources for Russian and East European Studies: increasing awareness and collaboration
12:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:15-16:00 SESSION 2: Knowledge sharing and communication between research communities and libraries
Chair: Niina Into, Aleksanteri Institute
14:15 Kristina Lundin, Librarian, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences:
Is it time to change the way we do research? Mendeley as an example of online scientific communication
14:45 Dr Katja Lehtisaari, Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute:
Social networking from researcher’s point of view
15:00 Discussion
16:00-16:15 Conclusions and closing of the first day
16:30-17:30 Tour in the National Library and the Slavonic Library

Tuesday 20 November
Open to everybody interested in the topic
Venue: National Library of Finland, Auditorium, Yliopistonkatu 1

9:00-14:30 SESSION 3: Web resources for Russian Studies
Chairs: Suvi Kansikas, Aleksanteri Institute and Irma Reijonen
9:00 Professor Leonid Borodkin (video), Head of the Department of Historical Informatics, Moscow State University & Dr Timur Valetov (video), Senior Lecturer of the Department of Historical Informatics, Moscow State University:
Dynamics of Economic and Social Development of Russia in the XIX - early XX centuries. Presentation of thematic web resource and other projects and products of the  Department of Historical Informatics
Digital Resources as a Tool for Russian History Research
11:00 Assistant Professor Anna Bogomolova (video), Economic Faculty, Moscow State University:
UIS RUSSIA: digital library for research and education in economics and social sciences
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30 Ekaterina Beloblotskaya & Julia Knyazkova (video), MIPP International:
Presentation Russian Electronic Resources (PDF)
eLIBRARY.RU –portal
Digital Dissertations Library of Russian State Library
E-book Services and
14:30-15:00 Closing of the workshop & tour in the Slavonic Library

For more information, please contact:
Emilia Marttunen, Information Specialist, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
emilia.marttunen(a), +358 9 191 23610

Irma Reijonen, Librarian, Slavonic Library of the National Library of Finland,
irma.reijonen(a), +358 9 191 22885