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Library book fund to be digitalized at 100% level by 2020 – MCS RK

20 April 2016, 22:32

By 2020 it is planned to achieve 100% digitization of the national library book fund, Minister of Culture and Sport Arystanbek Mukhamediuly has said today at a meeting of the Senate Committee.

"By 2020, it is planned to achieve 100% digitization of the national library book fund," Mukhamediuly said.
He recalled that at the present a new program of "Digital Kazakhstan-2020" is being developed.

By 2025 it is planned to create a network of virtual museums and to translate all museum collections, concert recordings, significant elements of tangible and intangible historical - cultural heritage into electronic format.

"Our key objective is to preserve and popularize cultural heritage and to create a competitive and recognizable cultural products," he stressed.

According to the minister, the museum should become a center of interaction and cooperation between research institutions, universities, archives, libraries for the purpose of popularization and interpretation of the historical - cultural heritage in a modern format.

"The main focus will be on development of tourist potential of our museums - reserves, which are of great interest not only for foreign people, but also for domestic tourists," he explained.