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          Within the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia 30 academic libraries are functioning: Fundamental Scientific Library (FSL), and 29 branch libraries of the specialized research institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
        There are 3,020,163 volumes in the collections of FSL. During the reporting year from different acquisition sources FSL has acquired 8944 items (including 3109 volumes of books and 5155 issues of periodicals and 680 items of other type).
        In 2011, in all libraries of NAS 24034 patrons were served, whom 546851 units of books, magazines and other materials were borrowed. In the collections of all academic libraries exist 4,300,264 items. During the reporting year 22,331 items were acquired.
        FSL is involved in the book-exchange programs with 350 partners (libraries, museums, publishing houses, scientific organizations and universities) from different  countries and has acquired 1476 items (395 volumes of books, 1081 issues of scientific journals and other materials).    FSL has sent to its partners 1337 items (106 volumes of books and 1231 journal issues) published by the NAS.
        Beginning from 2009 FSL on a regular basis is receiving 142 titles of scientific journals of the Russian Academy of Sciences which are accessible in the reading hall #3. During the reported year 1204 issues are already received.
 FSL has organized 44 exhibitions of new arrivals and 4 thematic exhibitions in 2011, where 6041 items were exhibited. The most notable thematic exhibitions on significant dates and actual problems of the science were the following: "The Day of Book and Copyright", "Armenian Genocide - 96", "20th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia ", " Armenian Capital Ani-1050 " .
  Reading halls are working on a basis of an open stacks system, which significantly increased the quality of services, and gave the visitors an opportunity to use the reference literature without the assistance of a librarian and to get acquainted with new arrivals and press. FSL is cooperating with the Universities providing them 150 copies of special books. FSL also assisted to a school of Artsakh region providing with 100 copies of literature.
The extensive works on verification of collections, cleaning and removing of literature were carried out in the book depository department.
           In order to provide more effective services FSL has subscribed to a number of valuable e-resources, such as "Oxford Textbook of Medicine" which will last up to May 2013. The library patrons can have full access to these subscriptions from the reading halls. Negotiations are carrying out with other publishers.
           During the 2011 FSL for the scholars of NAS institutions has ordered more than 123 full-text electronic articles from the top ranked publishers.
 The library continues to increase the amount of bibliographic records in the electronic catalogue. During the reporting year 36,465 new records of books, periodicals and other materials were added, 6498 of which were new arrivals. Now 407,142 titles are inserted in the catalog of bibliographic records of FSL.  The collection of Armenian books and the half of the collection of Russian books were totally cataloged.
Nowadays the transition from paper to electronic format is a prospective direction for the library. Thus during the reporting year the activities were carried out on digitizing, making bibliographical descriptions and putting on the Web page of the library of the following journals:
1. "Newsletter of  NAS RA: Technical Sciences " (1966-2010) - 3732 articles
2. " Bulletin of the Academy of Science of Arm. SSR.  Natural and Agricultural Sciences "(1948-1959) -1767 articles
3. " Bulletin of the Academy of Science of Arm. SSR: Biological Sciences” (1960-1965) -1008 articles

Digitization of the following journals are in process:
1. "Reports of  NAS RA" (1944-1962, 2000-2006)-1797 articles, 25327 scanned pages.
2. " Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of Arm.SSR: Social Sciences "(1944-1957)-2421 articles, 14882 scanned pages.
3. ”Biological Journal of Armenia"(1966-1972, 1984-2011) -4949 articles, 21554 scanned pages.
Digitization of the following journals started:
1. “Newsletter of NAS RA: Physics”.
2. “Chemical Journal of Armenia”.
These works will be continued during the coming years too.
Taking into consideration the continuous growth of the volume of digital materials, the library in the frames of library's grant project acquired automatically digitizing camera device, which will further accelerate the digitalization process. The library continued its cooperation with editorial boards of the magazines "Armenian Journal of Mathematics" and "Armenian Journal of Physics " supporting with the mounting the articles of the journal to the Web.
 The activities were continued on maintaining of the databases “Biographical bibliographies of the academicians of the NAS RA"(16 biographical bibliographies) and "The press about the Science". In the section of " Biographical Bibliographies of the Academicians of NAS " a new folder "Foreign members of the NAS of RA" is created.
 All these databases are available from the FSL website.
Beginning from 16 September 2011 the company  "U-COM" provided the Fundamental Scientific Library with a free, open, wireless Internet access.
The computer network of FSL has expanded. There are 14 computers available for readers in the reading halls. The "Internet Center" of FSL continued its work, providing visitors with Internet and computers.
The library is participating in three international projects.
1. Launching a new Master’s programme “Library and Information science” realized with the International Scientific-Educational centre. Grant from the EU “TEMPUS” project.
“Library and information science” Master’s course is opened in the International Scientific-Educational centre in 2009, where the students will study the new methods of the library automation and management. The disciplines are prepared with the help of the tutors of the faculties of the Library Science of The Robert Gordon University   (Aberdeen, Scotland), University of Barcelona, University of Parma and correspond to the requirements of the European educational system. Now 22 students study in this department.
2. The "Endangered Archives Programme" of the British Library has awarded Fundamental Scientific Library with a two year grant for preservation of the library’s endangered collections. According to this project the Armenian rare book collections and periodicals being kept in the FSL are digitized and are available on the website. The project is devoted to 500 years anniversary of the Armenian book printing.  As a result the digital version of Armenian rare books will be available for readers. 211 rare books and 586 issues of magazines " Murch ", "Ararat", “Azgaser Araratyan”, “Ardzaganq”  and “Byurakn”, 200 early Armenian books and all the complete sets of newspapers for second half of 19th century up to 1920 are already digitized.
3. Upon consideration by the Advisory Panel on Information and Communication Security, NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division, through 'Science for Peace and Security &Partnership Co-operation' programme has awarded Fundamental Scientific Library of NAS with a networking infrastructure grant 'Building Networked Content Creation Centre for Distance Learning Programmes' Mr. Alan Hopkinson from the Middlesex University (London) will act as a NATO country co-director, and Dr. Tigran Zargaryan (from Fundamental Scientific Library of NAS, Yerevan), will act as a country co-director from Armenia.
main objectives of the project are:
A. To obtain high speed photographing equipment which will allow to start massive digitising activities of locally accumulated scholarly content and educational resources.
B. To mount digital content on the ArmCluster nodes.
C. Were possible to copyright content under ‘Creative Commons’ licensing mechanism.
D. To make content available to students, academics, distance learners and researchers. 
         Meetings, seminars and discussions on modern trends in the library work with the directors, researchers and librarians of the Research Institutes of National Academy of Sciences were periodically organized. The courses for librarians of the Research Institutions of National Academy of Sciences were organized in order to implement the automation of library processes in the libraries of these institutions.