The use of GOSTs, OSTs and other industry-specific regulatory documents is voluntary.
During the spring school holidays, the largest bookstores in the capital traditionally hold children’s book festivals. This year, such events are of particular importance, since 2007 has been declared the Year of the Russian Language in Russia, and the Year of the Child in Moscow. From March 21 to March 31, the Moscow House of Books chain of bookstores will hold the VII Moscow Festival of Children’s Books “Together with we grow with the book. ” The festival program includes meetings with authors of books for children and adolescents and representatives of leading publishing houses. Parents and children will be able to get acquainted with the novelties of children’s and youth literature, ask their questions to writers, play exciting games and receive gifts. In thesis statement for what makes a hero essay addition, all children will be able to take part in quizzes, sweepstakes and contests and win wonderful prizes. From March 24 to March 31, the Biblio-Globus Trade House (6 Myasnitskaya Street) will host a children’s book festival “Bibliosha Reads and Grows”. Interesting meetings, quizzes, contests, prizes from publishers – for you, young readers! From March 24 to April 1 in the Trade House of Books “Moscow” (Tverskaya st., 8) will host the festival of children’s books “Parade of Book Heroes”. During the festival, leading Moscow publishing houses will present a kaleidoscope of modern book heroes that young readers love. All week in the store there are funny children’s parties, prizes and gifts, as well as a unique opportunity to buy books with autographs of the best contemporary writers and artists – the legendary Viktor Chizhikov, Grigory Oster, Eduard Uspensky and others. The Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications has published clarifications in connection with numerous inquiries regarding the availability of valid regulatory documentation for publishing and printing activities in terms of publishing newspapers and books. The use of GOSTs, OSTs and other industry-specific regulatory documents is voluntary. Only Technical Regulations, Sanitary Rules and Norms are subject to mandatory observance. To date, Technical Regulations for printed products have not been developed, therefore, to ensure quality in the design and production of newspapers and books, it is necessary to be guided, at least, by the existing Sanitary Rules and Regulations. For educational literature publishers, this is, first of all, SanPiN 188.8.131.526-02 "Hygienic requirements for educational publications for general and primary vocational education"A complete list of the current basic regulatory documentation for publishing and printing activities is published on the Rospechat website. The Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications continues to provide a service for issuing certificates to publishers of periodicals and books for submission to customs and tax authorities in order to obtain benefits provided for by the Agreement on the import of educational, scientific and cultural materials. Publications related to the field of science, education and culture with advertising volume of no more than 40% fall under preferential taxation. The Rospechat certificate confirms that the periodicals (books) indicated in it are not advertising or erotic and are entitled to benefits established by law. The procedure for obtaining a certificate is set out in the message published on the Rospechat website. At the Second Intersectoral Conference “Mass Media, Book Publishing and Printing: Results of 2006 and Development Prospects”, organized by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications (Rospechat), the results of the industry’s development in the past year were summed up. In his report, the head of Rospechat Mikhail Seslavinsky called 2006 a truly “breakthrough” year for the Russian book market: for the first time in the history of national book publishing, Russia crossed the 100,000th milestone in the production of book titles, joining the four largest publishing powers in the world, along with China, the United States and Great Britain … The speaker explained the decrease in the circulation of Russian books by the fact that currently the supply on the book market significantly exceeds demand, and the circulation policy pursued by Russian publishers is determined by consumer demand. The head of Rospechat noted a significant transformation in recent years in the range of the book market: the share of publications is growing socially. significant types of literature that meet public needs for an intellectual book. So, in 2006, publications of scientific, reference, educational and educational-methodical literature accounted for more than half of all titles of published books and brochures. In 2006, the number of titles of educational and educational-methodical publications for all forms of education, from preschool to higher education, increased in comparison with the previous year by almost 15%. The publication of scientific literature is also growing, but not so rapidly. But in the segment of children’s literature there is a lack of quality literature for adolescents, books promoting a healthy lifestyle, affirming national values. Abstracts of M. Seslavinsky’s report are published on the Rospechat website. Results of the competition "Development of CRC sets that complement textbooks recommended (approved) for use in the educational process" (ELSP / A2 / Gr / 001_005). The list of competition winners is published on the website of the National Training Foundation. Digital educational resources are being developed for textbooks in mathematics, algebra, geometry, life safety, literature, history, technology, biology, physics, MHC, as well as for elementary school. Among the winners of the competition are publishing houses "Mnemosyne", "Russian word", "Bustard"… The XIV International Conference “Crimea 2007”: “Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education and Business” was held in Crimea from June 9 to 17, 2007. This year, the main topic of the conference was the discussion of the role of electronic information and electronic libraries in advancement towards a society based on knowledge. The main attention at the conference was paid to the state and prospects of development of new information, computer and Internet technologies in library practice, legal and business information, enhancing cooperation between libraries, scientific, cultural, educational, publishing, bookselling organizations and book distributors. Special emphasis is placed on the problems of system and network integration of information and library resources; the role of the Internet in transforming library information services; promotion of libraries to the development of reading. Constantly in the focus of the conference is the creation and functioning of electronic libraries, corporate library and information systems, copyright, key problems of modern library science and computer science, environmental information. The main distinguishing feature of the International Conference “Crimea” is the educational component, its program includes practical classes and trainings on the automation of library processes, classification systems, legal foundations of information activities. This year the conference hosted more than 50 different events, including meetings 14 permanent sections, seminars, “round tables”, as well as other events, which considered various problems of the modern library and information community; a series of special events were held within the framework of the days of libraries of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine. More than 60 leading libraries, firms and other organizations took part in the exhibition “Library systems, information and publishing products”, which traditionally accompanies the work of the Crimean Forum and is a part of its program. The program and abstracts of the reports can be found on the conference website. The RSL hosted the signing ceremony of the Cooperation Agreement between the Library of Congress and the Federal State University "Russian State Library" on the World Digital Library: planning and prototyping. The main goal of the World Digital Library is to provide the public with free and multilingual access to collections of cultural, historical and educational significance. The World Digital Library will combine rare and unique publications from the United States and the West with the cultural sources of countries in which more than a billion people live: China, India, as well as countries of the Islamic world from Indonesia, Central and East Asia to Africa. The project is supported by UNESCO, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Google Corporation, which provided $ 3 million to plan a prototype for the IBC website.