Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Summary

Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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Websitewww.inion.ru
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Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, INION RAN (Russian: Институт научной информации по общественным наукам РАН, ИНИОН) is a major center for research in social studies and humanities. The research center was created in 1969 as a successor to the Russian Academy's Fundamental Library of Social Sciences, which was established in 1918.[К 1]

History

The information center is known in the Russian and international scientific community for its abstract periodicals, bibliographies, and analytical reports, and for its Fundamental research library holding over 14 million items.[2]

The INION maintains and expands its contacts with foreign scientific research and library centers in various countries, including Germany, France, U.S.A., India, and Chinese People's Republic. Cooperation is maintained on a bilateral basis, as well as within the framework of international projects. The INION's main structural units are centers that are involved in the scientific information, research, bibliography, library activities aimed at developing the social sciences and humanities.[3][4]

Structure

The building
  • The Center of Scientific Information Studies in the Social Sciences
  • The Center of Scientific Information Studies in the Humanities
  • The Center of Scientific Information Studies on Global and Regional Issues
  • The Center of Scientific Information Studies in Science, Education and Technologies
  • The Main Library
  • The Information Science Center
  • The Center of Information Support of Banking and Free Enterprise Activities
  • The Center of Comprehensive Research of the Russian Emigration
  • The Department of Bibliography of Scientists
  • The Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • The Department for Scientific Cooperation and International Contacts
  • The Center of Russian Studies
  • The Department of Post-Graduate Studies
  • The Publishing Center[5]

INION functions

  • Providing comprehensive information support of basic and applied research in the social sciences and humanities;
  • Coordinating information activities in the field of social sciences and humanities with the purpose to establish the common information space in Russia;
  • Preparing, publishing and disseminating scientific analytical, abstract, bibliographic and reference papers;
  • Automating information and library operations, creating and developing automated data bases;
  • Procuring library science stocks, information library support of Russian and foreign users;
  • Training scientist personnel — postgraduate education;
  • Depositing science papers;
  • Information broking;
  • Providing copies of scientific information materials from the Institute library stock.

2015 Fire

The fire

The library was partially destroyed by fire on January 30, 2015.[6][7][8][9] In the fire, 5.42 million items were lost, 2.32 million of which were unique copies (or at least not present elsewhere in Russia).[10]

About 15 percent of the collection in the building were destroyed but many books were duplicates,they can be found at various branches of the institute.Real losses were 15 percent of the 15 percent that was lost.

Current situation

Currently, INION RAN is a major research center, which also provides library, information and analytical support for scientific activities within Social Sciences and Humanities. Since the summer of 2019 its main building is under reconstruction. The INION RAN stuff consists of more than five hundred people. The average number of full-time scientists of INION RAN is more than 150 people. Users have access to about 3.7 million units in the halls of 18 library departments and bibliographic services at scientific institutes around Moscow. Since May 9, 2019, the Acting Director of the Institute is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Science in Economics Alexey V. Kuznetsov.[11]

References

  1. ^ В 1918—1924 — Библиотека Социалистической академии ВЦИК; 1924—1936 — Библиотека Коммунистической академии ЦИК СССР; 1936—1968 — Фундаментальная библиотека по общественным наукам Академии наук СССР; 1969—1991 — Институт научной информации по общественным наукам Академии наук СССР; с 1991 — Институт научной информации по общественным наукам Российской Академии наук.[1]
  1. ^ Трофимов, Л. В. Краткий очерк истории Библиотеки (1918—1924 гг.) // 90 лет служения науке: К 90-летию Фундаментальной библиотеки общественных наук и 40-летию Института научной информации по общественным наукам РАН : сб. ст. — М., 2009. — Вып. 1. — С. 12—26. — ISBN 978-5-248-00497-3.
  2. ^ Циркуляр ВЦИК от 2 октября 1918. См.: Глухов, В. А. (2009-04-29). "[Доклад]" (PDF). Юбилей ФБОН-ИНИОН: Материалы торжественного заседания Учёного совета ИНИОН РАН, посвящённого 90-летию Фундаментальной библиотеки общественных наук (ФБОН) и 40-летию ИНИОН РАН. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-05. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
  3. ^ 90 лет служения науке: К 90-летию Фундаментальной библиотеки общественных наук и 40-летию Института научной информации по общественным наукам РАН : сб. ст / РАН ; ИНИОН ; ред. кол.: Ю.С. Пивоваров (предс.) и др.; сост.: Ю. Ю. Чёрный, Н. Ю. Соколова, Л. В. Юрченкова. — М., 2009. — 296 с. — ISBN 978-5-248-00497-3.
  4. ^ History of INION. Official site
  5. ^ Structure of INION. Official site
  6. ^ INION press-release
  7. ^ "Источник: площадь пожара в библиотеке ИНИОН увеличилась до 2 тыс кв м" (in Russian). ria.ru news. RIA Novosti. 31 January 2015.
  8. ^ Sophia Kishkovsky (1 February 2015). "Fire at Library in Moscow Destroys Millions of Volumes". NYTimes. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents". The Guardian. AFP. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  10. ^ Николай Гончаров (2015-02-20). "Книги ИНИОНа будут сушить в криокамере госархива научно-технической документации" (in Russian). ТАСС.
  11. ^ [1]

External links

  • Media related to Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences at Wikimedia Commons
  • INION RAN. Official site
  • Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) ◀ introduction at ISN ETH Zurich

Coordinates: 55°40′34″N 37°33′50″E / 55.6762°N 37.5639°E / 55.6762; 37.5639