The library of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts (ASUCA), which is one of the leading higher education institutions in our republic, has been effectively operating since 1925 in the direction of protecting and developing our national-spiritual values and increasing the scientific potential of readers as an integral part of science, education, culture and art. Forming a scientific library with a rich fund of document-information resources and raising the library bibliography and information service level by going through a multi-year historical development path is one of the most important scientific and cultural achievements achieved by ASUCA during its entire activity.
The library, that was transformed into a Library & Information Center in 2014, manages the main work areas of the library through the "IRBIS-64" Automated Library-Information System modernization of the library-information service provided to students, master's students, doctoral students, candidate for a degree, professors and other employees of the university, adaptation to international standards and optimization of analytical-information provision of science. Currently, the central document-information resources fund is equipped with printed and electronic publications according to the profile scientific systematization, successfully continues innovation activities in the direction of computerization of library-bibliography processes, optimization of analytical-information provision of scientific-research works, organization of efficient use of document-information resources fund and hosting scientific-mass events, conducting scientific research in the field of librarianship and bibliography.
To enrich the fund of specialized document-information resources in a regular and planned manner, to form and develop them by the information needs of readers, the center is currently equipped as a result of the analysis of topics suitable for the educational programs and scientific research works of ASUCA. As a result of regular research of various web resources through the Internet, new publications matching the profile are determined. The fund of document and information resources is enriched due to the academic staff of ASUCA, printed publications of individual scientists, specialists and other authors, personal library, bookstores and other sources. The total volume of the multifaceted and rich specialized fund of the center, which includes various directions of culture and art in our country (theatre, cinema, television, painting, music and humanitarian fields), consists of more than 50,000 copies of documents and information resources in Azerbaijani and foreign languages (books, magazines, catalogues, abstracts, dissertations, music sheets, photo data, electronic publication and newspaper materials).
Tamilla Asgarova Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts
Chief of the Library-Information Center