Libraries and museums in Yamal are moving to the virtual space
16:12 25 марта 2020
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Cultural institutions in Yamal are expanding provision of distance services. It was announced on the 25th of March by the director of the department of culture of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Yevgeniy Koltunov. According to him, transfer to this form of work in connection with the quarantine was, in a good sense, a challenge. Last year, when the national project “Culture” with digital culture as one of components was adopted, it already pushed for the fact that in modern times it needs to act more often in networks, on portals and to provide distance services. Now there is a situation, when cultural workers have time to be busy with this issue closely. According to Yevgeniy Koltunov, this is a good accompanying topic, development of which will be continued in parallel with traditional services.
For example, the option of distance registration in the library was worked out in cooperation with the head of the National Library. It is possible remotely to get a password to access the well-known portal LitRes, where there are many books, including novelties. Those, who are not registered in the library, will only be able to download texts from the Internet for a fee. But libraries of the region have a contract with LitRes, and they bear the costs for residents of the region.
“When you become a reader, you get a password from LitRes, enter it into your gadget and get the opportunity to download everything that is in the system”, Yevgeniy Koltunov said.
Cultural institutions of Yamal — museums and libraries — are largely reviewing their working hours. Popularity of the offered master classes is becoming noticeable. Interest is aroused by a lot of virtual compositions that are exhibited by museums around the world — from the Hermitage and Kunstkamera to museums in Europe and America.
A large database is being worked out with the Cultural and Business center in Salekhard for setting concerts in the virtual space under the agreement with the Moscow Philharmonic. Recently the group of the regional center for national cultures “Minus forty” actively performed in networks online, performers of the Cultural and Business center are also busy with such work. These mechanisms are being arranged and the most popular topics are being selected.
Yevgeniy Koltunov named projects that can be seen by visiting cultural websites of Yamal. Among them there are the following: the project “Musical dialogue”, online lessons for children, “Theater challenge” is broadcasting archive recordings of performances of the people’s theater-studio “Kamorka”, the opportunity to download movies and cartoons for children is being worked out on the basis of the website of the regional center for national cultures.
Colleagues in municipalities are fulfilling similar work and developing various flash mobs, special quizzes, contests, in order regular visitors would not forget about existence of cultural institutions and tune in to the positive mood.