XX International Conference "Crimea 2013"

XX Anniversary International Conference "Crimea 2013" took place on 10-14 June 2013 in Sudak (Crimea, Ukraine). The conference was organized within the framework of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

The conference was opened by Advisor to the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Akimov, Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow, Sergei Kapkov, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Anatoly Mogilev, Deputy Head of the Crimean parliament, Grigory Ioffe, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine, Boris Deutsch, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea, Viktor Placidus, Minister of Culture of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Alain Placidus, Sudak Mayor, Vladimir Serov, as well as other representatives of the governments of Russia and Ukraine, experts and heads of libraries, publishing houses, museums, archives, information centers, educational institutions, business, law, scientific and cultural institutions.

The anniversary conference was titled “20 Years of The Conference “Crimea: Results and Perspectives of Library and Information Integration and Cooperation”. Participants of the Conference discussed digitization projects of scientific and educational materials, library technology and software, copyright and open access to information, information literacy, etc. at 14 sections. In parallel with the conference a photo exhibition, panel intellectual discussions games have been organized.

The Russian Committee of the UNESCO “Information for All” Programme and the Interregional Library Cooperation Centre with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation organized a Day of the UNESCO "Information for All" Programme on 11 June. Within this session, Svetlana Knyazeva, Head of the Department of Open Educational Resources and Digital Technologies (UNESCO IITE), delivered a report “Activities of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education in Promotion of Media and Information Literacy and Open Educational Resources".