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of March 20, 2017

About libraries and library science

This Law determines the legal, organizational, economic and social basis of library science in Turkmenistan, guarantees the right of each citizen to the open entry to information, knowledge, familiarizing with the values of national and world culture, science and education which are stored in libraries, governs the relations connected with creation and functioning of library system in Turkmenistan, forming and ensuring safety of library stocks, the organization of library servicing of users of libraries and also establishes their rights and obligations when using of libraries.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts applied in this Law

For the purposes of this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

1) library – the legal entity or structural division of the legal entity having organized fund of documents and providing information, scientific, educational, cultural and other needs of users of library, promoting development of intellectual and moral potential of society;

2) library science – the area of information, scientific, cultural and educational and educational activities including creation and development of network of libraries, forming, processing and storage of library stocks, the organization of library servicing of users of libraries, professional training, retraining and advanced training of employees of libraries, scientific and methodical ensuring functioning of library system;

3) library system of Turkmenisyotan – the extensive network of libraries of the different types connected among themselves by interaction and mutual use of the library resources and functioning as a unit;

4) library activities – activities of libraries for forming of library stocks and the organization of library servicing on the basis of information and communication technologies;

5) library servicing – ensuring access of users of library to library resources;

6) the user of library – the fizichesyoky or legal entity who is registered in library also uses its services;

7) library resources – the ordered library stocks, the help and search office of library, material means of processing, storage and information transfer;

8) library stock – set of documents of different function and the status, organizationally and functionally connected among themselves, subject to accounting, completing, storage and use for the purpose of library servicing of the population;

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