Scientific Agricultural Library becomes a depositary library of FAO
11 June. In the National
Center of agricultural researches a presentation of Depositary Library
and AgroWeb Kazakhstan took place.
There was scientists, officers
of NACAR, representatives of largest libraries of Republic of Kazakhstan,
representatives of UNO, UNESCO, UNDP, ambassies of USA, Bulgaria, Germany,
mass-media (TV and newspapers).
Director of Depositary
library of UNO T. Koichumanova and deputy director I.Digel demonstrated
the first results of their work. Representatives of UNDP, UNESCO and ambassies
also made reports.
The Constitution of FAO states that "the Organization shall collect,
analyse, interpret and disseminate information relating to nutrition,
food and agriculture". As part of this mandate, a system of FAO depository
libraries is maintained, in order to make the publications of FAO freely
available to the general public.
The libraries listed in this directory are normally national libraries,
or major research libraries or educational institutions with programs
related to the goals and objectives of FAO, open to the public free of
charge. Each member country is entitled to at least one depository library.
Each entry in this list contains the following information:
· the name and address of the library
· the beginning year of deposit
· the language of material deposited
The designation of depository libraries and the distribution of material
to them is the responsibility of the Information Division of FAO. Correspondence
concerning changes of name and addresses, requests and suggestions should
be addressed to the Chief, Sales and Marketing Group, Information Division,
FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy, fax (+39 6) 5705