On May 16, 2019, the participants of the National Scientific and Practical Conference "Chingiz Aitmatov and Kyrgyz-Uzbek Literary Relations" visited the National Library of Uzbekistan. During the visit, a study tour of the National Library was held, highlighting the activities, opportunities and development prospects of the National Library of Uzbekistan.
During the tour, the guests were presented information about the history of the library, its current activities, the conditions created for users here, the latest information technologies used in the process of creating an electronic database, as well as international relations of the National Library of Uzbekistan. The guests visited the museum of books, exhibition, multimedia and electronic hall. Acquainted with the reading rooms, equipped with modern multimedia equipment, interested in the appropriate conditions created for the placement and preservation of the library fund. The participants of the International Conference visited the department of manuscripts, unique and especially valuable editions of the National Library of Uzbekistan, where they familiarized themselves with the ancient lithographic and printed publications, maps and books about the Kyrgyz people stored in the library’s collections.
During the visit, a round table was held at which friendly relations between the peoples of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, prospects for the development of Kyrgyz-Uzbek literary relations, and issues of mutual cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere were discussed. Director of the Institute of Language and Literature named after Chingiz Aytmatov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan A.Akmataliev donated to the National Library of Uzbekistan 5-volume collection of works and a bibliographic index on the works of the national writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aytmatov.
At the end of the visit, the guests thanked for the warm welcome and wished the National Library of Uzbekistan further prosperity.
Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan