Regional State Budgetary Institution "Altai Regional Universal Scientific Library, named after V.Ya. Shishkov"

Department of literary and publishing projects, Department of local history, Department of rare books, Scientific and methodological department

Ekaterina Valerievna Dmitrieva, Deputy Director for Innovation and Scientific and Methodological Work
Phone: 8(3852)50-66-49

Program Overview

[Translated from the submission in Russian]

We open access to information, share our work experience, create local history literature.

Since the end of the 19th century, the library has been publishing bibliographic manuals (now in electronic form) and large-scale publications of the local history department.

We produce scientific publications of the Department of Rare Books and also the catalog of old printed and handwritten books of the Cyrillic tradition in the collection of the Department of Rare books.

Methodological publications are published, including an annual analytical of the activities of libraries in the region (annually since 1993).

We produce publications based on the results of scientific and practical conferences.

Since 2020, the library has been creating and publishing instructive board games about the region.

Since 2002, the library has been the center of regional book publishing, carrying out the entire cycle of pre-publishing preparation – from manuscript to the distribution of the circulation.

Since 2009, the library has been publishing books by the winners of the regional competition for the publication of literary works (43 editions, 26,200 copies).

Since 2015 – the library has been publishing books within the framework of the plans of the Scientific Advisory Council under the Governor of the Altai Territory.

Since 2015, the library has been the founder of two regional cultural and educational magazines.

  • Publishing activities began: 1889
  • Location: Russia
  • Languages published: Russian
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program advisory/editorial board: Yes
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 9
  • Paraprofessional staff: 2
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library operating budget: 13%
  • Other: 87%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: databases; Cultural and educational magazines, art, journalistic, popular science, children's books, art, photo albums, bibliographic indexes, bio bibliography indexes, booklets, audiobooks, analytical reviews, a collection of scientific and practical articles, board games, individual articles on professional topics in various editions.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Databases 7 7
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back issues
Technical/research reports
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses
Other publishing activities:
Cultural and educational magazines (8); fiction books (5); popular science books (1); children's books (4); art album (1); analytical review (1); board games (2); selected articles (28)

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top publications:
  • "Altai in the works of scientists and travelers of the 18th - early 20th centuries" in 5 volumes (books, popular science)
  • Series "Altai. Fate. Epoch" (books, journalism)
  • Series "Literary heritage of Altai" (books, works of art, journalism)
  • Altai Bibliotechnical (a practical professional collection)
  • Culture of Altai Territory (journal)
Disciplinary specialties:
  • fiction -- prose poetry
  • librarianship
  • local history & popular science
  • journalism
  • bibliographic aids


Internal partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner

Best publications to refer to our program: Local history of the Altai Territory

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?

Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
Softwares & platforms:
  • Pressbooks
  • locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Work on the implementation of projects within the framework of the plans of the Scientific Advisory Council under the Governor of the Altai Territory for publishing is planned for a 5-year period.
Other Information:
All publications produced by the library (except for professional ones) are replicated in third-party organizations, donated to educational institutions and cultural institutions of the region and are available for free sale. All publications produced by the library are presented in electronic form on the library website
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