The presentation of the information resource the Literature map of Yamal “Khorey” is taking place in Yamal. The information was given by the director of the National library of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Natalia Sikhvardt to journalists at the press-conference in the news agency “Sever-Press”.
This is a full-scale project of regional significance, which was fulfilled within the state program of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug “Implementation of regional policy for 2014-2020”.
According to Natalia, the idea appeared in 2018, the application to the state program was submitted and supported. The whole previous year was dedicated to collecting of materials, digitalization and creation of the internet-resource. This year within the 90th anniversary of Yamal the given project will be presented to residents of the region. For example, interest in this resource from the side of the library community appeared at the congress of the Russian Library Association.
According to the head of the working group on creation of the Literature map of Yamal “Khorey” Irina Aldybayeva, big work was conducted. All municipal libraries actively joined the project. They conducted collecting of information, personal things, photographs, archive materials and work with authors on signing of contracts. Then the whole material was digitalized and presented on the Literature map of Yamal.
The project would not be possible without municipal libraries: each of them made a great contribution to creation of the map. Collecting, organizing and editing of information — a huge team of professionals from libraries of the region fulfilled the work, as the director of the National library of Yamal underlines.
People became the basis of the literature map of Yamal: authors, who were at the origins of Yamal literature, who contributed to the origin and development of ethnic literature in the region. Among them there are: Leonid Laptsuy, Roman Rugin, Ivan Istomin, as well as young writers and poets of Yamal — Albert Okotetto, Sofia Nyach, Yulia Nikitina and others.
“There is no other such ethnographic resource in Russia. It is equipped with sound and video files. There is an opportunity to listen to literature works in the author’s performance. Thus, Zinaida Longortova tells Khanty fairy-tales, a young poet Albert Okotetto reads his poems, and, of course, it is possible to hear live voice of Ivan Istomin”, said Natalia Sikhvardt.
According to the Yamal writer Zinaida Longortova, the title of the Literature map of Yamal “Khorey” corresponds well to the Yamal “know-how” (http://litkarta.knd.ru/eng/).
(The note: in Russian the word “khorey” has the same written form but two different meanings (homonyms): “khorey” — a long pole for driving a nomadic reindeer sleigh and “choreus” – poetic meter. Thus, it is a sort of a word play. It originates from lines by Leonid Laptsuy that his birch khorey is a younger brother of choreus that was in poems by Pushkin).