TOMSK, Sep 25 –
RIA Tomsk. The Research Library of Tomsk State University
(TSU RL) presented the platform "PRO Siberia", which unites old
digitized newspapers and manuscripts that constitute the textual heritage of
Siberians; over 100 thousand text sources have already been published on the
website, this base will be supplemented, Director of TSU RL Artem Vasiliev
Earlier it was
reported that the Research Library of Tomsk State University (TSU RL) is
creating an electronic database of newspapers, books, manuscripts and other sources
on Siberia reflecting its special territorial, economic, cultural and historic
importance. The project is called "PRO Siberia". It is impossible to
predict the total number of materials, because ordinary citizens of Russia,
libraries, and museums will be able to add their materials to the collection.
today there are over 100 thousand sources on the platform. These are mainly
Siberian pre-revolutionary newspapers. Then we will upload here archives, book
publications and documents. All in all, together with our partners, we plan to
place about 1.5 thousand titles of Siberian newspapers - that's hundreds to
hundreds of thousands of issues," Vasiliev said during the platform
presentation on Friday evening.
He added that
TSU has always been a hub for the study of Siberia and has received requests
from thousands of researchers for materials to study the Siberian territory,
economic and social life of Siberians.
several years, we have been digitizing Siberian materials, and they used to be
placed in our digital library. Today it's time to create a more convenient
service, not just to access them, but to get tools to interact with these
sources, which will help to feel our interaction with history," Vasiliev
reported by RIA Tomsk, the project website will include all digitized sources
on Siberia from the holdings of TSU Research Library, including 200,000 issues
of Siberian newspapers, 2,660 titles of books, 580 manuscripts, 275 pictorial
materials and 1,675 notebooks from dialectological expeditions of philologists.