Sofia University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" presented the fourth extension of the Zographou Electronic Research Library

zograf2.jpgOn 11th May in the Philological Library was presented the fourth extension of the Zographou Electronic Research Library. There were added digitized manuscripts from Samokov History Museum, Varna History Museum, National community centre “Saglasie - 1869”, as well as the second part of the collection of “Ivan Vazov” Public Library.  

Assoc. Prof. Anna Angelova - Director of Sofia University Library, pointed out that this is an impressive digital heritage, which allows the researchers to work. She underlined that it is used by approximately 180 researchers each year and most of them arezograf3.jpg foreigners. The manuscripts from the Zographou collection are the most used because they are the fundament and were less explored.
Prof. Anastas Gerdjikov - Rector of Alma mater, greeted the guests with the day of St. St. Cyril and Methodius and the librarians’ day. He thanked to everyone who supported the establishment and the extension  of the valuable collection.

Prof. Vassya Velinova - Director of the Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies “Prof. Ivan Dujcev” thanked to the Sofia University’s management that supports these projects and there are saved and protected manuscripts each year: “The oldest university in Bulgaria is the place, where such a treasure should be stored, where this library should be. This is a guarantee for our spiritual survival in the future” pointed out Prof. Velinova.   

zograf3.jpgMargarita Lazarova, Secretary of the community centre Saglasie - 1869”,expressed gratitude to the Centre for Slavo-Byzantine Studies “Prof. Ivan Dujcev” which is atrusted partner and thanked for the implicit support. 

The Director of the “Ivan Vazov” Public Library - Dimitar Minev, expressed his satisfaction that their manuscripts are in the Zografou room and congratulated Sofia University Library for the initiative, emphasizing that its development is innovative, interesting and workable solution.

Университетска библиотека "Св. Климент Охридски" 2014