The rector's reading hall, unique for the university environment, inaugurated
at Baikal State University. It has more than three thousand copies of books and
scientific journals in Russian and English.
Its rector, professor Viktor Ignatenko, made this gift to the university. All
books and magazines are freely available. Wi-Fi is available to visitors. Ten
workplaces are equipped with personal laptops. The Rector's reading hall is
waiting for technical innovations, a screen and a projector will be installed
there. To replenish the digital collection, color printers and scanners will
purchase later. In the future, the rector's reading hall will become an
Irina Minulina, Director of the BSU Scientific Library, took the floor to
express appreciation to BSU rector, professor Viktor Ignatenko, whose efforts
had amassed a collection of books and magazines in the reading hall.
"The Rector's reading hall will become the hallmark of our university. Today
this place meets its first visitors," Irina Minulina noted.
According to Viktor Ignatenko, these books have been collecting for a long
time. Viktor Vasilyevich moved some of the books from his home soil (from the
Amur region) to Irkutsk back in 1976. Some books are from his parents' library,
some of the books he bought in his youth, and many he purchased on work trips
and business trips abroad. For example, the largest book in terms of volume –
reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci - was brought from Frankfurt am Main.
"I want those people who will come to work as rector after me not stand by
and replenish the collection of books and magazines of the rector's reading
hall, so that this glorious tradition could exist without interruption. The
Rector's reading hall will be formed throughout the year. Here are collected
books that were published in the 1920s, 1930s. These are books on history,
political science, philosophy, linguistics, economics and law, dictionaries,
encyclopedias. I hope that the reading hall will become a cozy place where you
can take off your mind from day-to-day life. The digital collection has more
than 50 thousand files. These are books, monographs, collections of scientific
articles, journals", Viktor Ignatenko said.
"I hope that the reading hall will become a cozy place where you can escape
from everyday life. The digital collection has more than 50 thousand files.
These are books, monographs, collections of scientific articles, journals",
Viktor Ignatenko mentioned.
The rector told how he systematized and designed the library, how he kept it.
Some periodicals, such as the magazines "Foreign Literature", "New World", he
subscribed all his life.
According to Viktor Ignatenko, the rector's reading hall will be equipped
with special shelves for publications on art, for example, such series as
"Artists of the World".
Visitors to the rector's reading hall will also be able to use a collection
of miniature books. A large collection of dissertations in electronic form will
“I continue to complete the rector's reading hall, so I'm waiting for your
suggestions in each direction”, Viktor Ignatenko addressed the staff of Baikal