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20.06.2012
The activities on digitizing of the “Historical-Philological Journal” and placing it on the Internet on the open access principle  are completed. 
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12.06.2012
The University of Amsterdam “Special Collections Museum” Directorate, together with Armenia’s Embassy in the Netherlands,” organized an exhibition marking 500th anniversary of the Armenian printed books.
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22.12.2011
The ISOC  Community Grants Programme Committee has selected the project 'Establishing a Content Creation Centre in the Fundamental Scientific Library  of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia  for funding. 

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16.10.2011
On October 16 in the frames of  grant program awarded by NATO the Fundamental Scientific library of NAS has obtained a automatic scanning device.

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19-21.04.2011
During April 19-21, 2011 in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the NAS RA training courses were organized for the 11 librarians from the Shirak, Aragatsotn, Armavir regional and Ararat and Charentsavan municipal libraries.

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19.04.2011

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.

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15.04.2011
   Presentation of the FSL director Tigran Zargaryan "Towards Information Society: using IT in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the NAS" at the Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

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20.12.2010

About the Project "Creation of the Automated Network of the Armenian Libraries".   


In 2000 the Open Society Institute proposed the Armenian library community to prepare a concept of the automated network of the Armenian libraries. A working group of professionals from the following organizations was set up:

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04.10.2010
On November 4, 2010 an exhibition of books on psychology, sent as a gift to FSL by well known psychologist, Professor Emeritus of psychology at Shawnee State University (SSU) in Portsmouth, Dr. Hagop S. Pambookian was opened at the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

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January 2010

Introducing Free/Open Source Software Library Automation Tools to the Armenian Library Community.

Open Society Institute-Assistance Foundation, Armenia has awarded Fundamental Scientific Library with a one year grant for introducing Free/Open Source Software Library Automation Tools to Armenian Library Community.

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13.01.10
In November of 2009 the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and the Universal Decimal Classification Consortium (UDCC) has signed an agreement...

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25.09.09
Closure of the NATO NIG project. In 2007 Fundamental Scientific Library was awarded with the NATO Networking Infrastructure Grant PDD(CP)(EAP.NIG 983118) ‘Harmonization of the Academy of Sciences Network Infrastructure for Connecting to GÉANT’. The project was jointly coordinated by Alan Hopkinson, of Middlesex University, from NATO and Tigran Zargaryan from the Armenian side.  

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01.06.09
Startng from June 2009 the libraries of the research institutions of NAS have started cataloging activities on developing libraries' online union catalog with the help of “Evergreen” ILS. 

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25.05.09
You can get acquainted with the scientific journals published by the Academy of sciences of Russian Federation of 2009 in the reading-hall # 3 of the Fundamental Scientific Library.

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11.05.09
Tigran Zargaryan's 'Evergreen in Armenia' presentation at Evergreen International Conference. May, 2009

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08.04.09
The director and two specialists of the library of Tbilisi State University after Ilya Chavchavadze made a 2-day visit to the Fundamental Scientific library of the NAS of Armenia.

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16.03.09
The "Endangered Archives Program" of the British Library has awarded Fundamental Scientific Library with a two year grant ... 

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25.02.09
An exhibition and memorial event devoted to the 90th anniversary of the academician of the Armenian Academy of Sciences Vache Nalbandyan took place on 25 February 2009.    

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19.02.09
The  140th anniversary of the famous Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan was...

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15.01.09

FSL is participating in the European Union Tempus project 

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16.12.08
Presentation of Open Access electronic journals "Armenian Journal of Mathematics” and "Armenian Journal of Physics”
The presentation of 2 Open Access electronic journals "Armenian Journal of Mathematics” and "Armenian Journal of Physics” took place in the hall "Picasso" of the hotel "Congress" in 16 th December 2008.

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11.12.08

Seminar held in the Institute of Archaeology and Etnoghrapy of NAS of Armenia

The director of Fundamental Scientific library of NAS Tigran Zargaryan,the adviser of director, academitian Anry Nersessyan and the scientific secretary Nune Shahumyan held a seminar at the Institute of Archaeolofy and Etnoghraphy of NAS, introducing the works done by the FSL on creating digital libraries, as well as the ways of usage of the online scientific journals. Many questions that interrested the workers of the institute were cleared up.

8-9.12.08

  Workshop held by the Electeronic Library Consorcium of Armenia(eLCA)

A workshop on usage of the resourses subscribed by Electeronic Library Consorcium of Armenia and the resourse of Open access publications was held on December 8-9, 2008. 

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20.11.08

  The FSL readers can use the EBSCO-Publishing resources and Britannica Online Academic Edition in the reading-hall # 3 and make full-text search in the following areas of science:
• Business
• Humanities
• Life Sciences
• Technologies
• Medical Sciences

  15.10.08

During October 15-16 2008 eIFL.net and FSL organized 'Open Access Awareness Raising' workshop in Yerevan.

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20.09.08

The Libraries of  the Research Institutions of the NAS are modernized with computers and networking equipment

According to the grant awarded by NATO Networking Infrastructure Programme 

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25.08.08

  Preservation Through Digitisation of the Endangered Armenian Rare Books and Making Them Accessible on the Web (phase 1)

One of the largest collections of early printed books and periodicals in the Republic of Armenia is located in the Fundamental Scientific Library.

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03.07.08

  A meeting of the Scientific Council of the FSL NAS was held in 3 of July 2008.

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10.06.08

ILS project workshop: Yerevan, Armenia, 10-11 June 2008

Each pilot institution in the eIFL-FOSS ILS Project has been invited to an initial project workshop in Yerevan, Armenia on 10-11 June 2008. Participants at this workshop are the technical leads from each pilot institution investigating either the Koha or Evergreen FOSS ILS.

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05.06.08

Reconstruction works are carried out  in the Fundamental Scientific Library, supported by Armenian General Benevolent Union(AGBU), from 15 February to 5 June, 2008.
Circulation department, reader hall # 1, exhibition hall, entrance hall  and WC-s of the first and second floors are  reconstructed.

May 2008

Technical assistance to the organizations of NAS of Armenia from Middlesex University of London

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  21.04.08
"Exhibition"

In the foyer of the Conference hall of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia an exhibition was organized.

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  16.04.08. 
"National Library Week"

 In the frames of the events of the “National library week” in Armenia, a “round table” discussion was held concerning to the study visit of Armenian librarians to Lithuanian libraries.

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Victor Hamazasp Hambartsumyan
 

The 100-th anniversary of Victor Hambartsumyan, the National hero of Armenia, the  academician of NAS RA, the second and Honorable president of the Academy is going to be celebrated in 2008, by the support of UNESCO.

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Study visit of Armenian librarians to Lithuanian Research Library Consortium

From 2008-03-15 to 2008-03-23 fourteen top library activists of Armenian national consortium ELCA  enjoyed a study visit to their peers of the Lithuanian national consortium thanks to the support by OSI East-East Programme. 

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December 2007
Fundamental Scientific Library awarded with NATO Networking Infrastructure grant

NATO Networking Infrastucture Programme has awarded the Fundamental Scientific Library of Armenia with a grant to enable the harmonization of the Academy of Sciences network infrastructure with GEANT, a multi-gigabit pan-European data communications network, reserved specifically for research and education use.       

December 2007
Developing a new scholarly communication system based on Open Access

The Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Armenia has granted the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) with a one year grant to develop an Open Access based scholarly communication system for the national academic community.

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