Rossotrudnichestvo Launches a Book Exchange System Abroad

As part of the Human Resources for the Digital Economy federal project within the scope of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation nationwide project, Rossotrudnichestvo is launching, a distributed library system which is based on a digital platform intended to handle educational and methodological aids. The project will suit for all those who need to get and replenish the skills and knowledge in the digital economy.

Who will benefit from the system? Teachers of educational institutions, foreign school students and Russian citizens residing abroad. Each user can share the book he or she likes by bringing or putting it into a bookcase accessible for all. The bookcases are located at Russian universities and IT majors, foreign educational entities, Russian centres of science and culture (RCSCs) in CIS states and in other countries, centres of the Russian world, foreign libraries with legible address and administration. Nowadays, such “knigovorot points” are available in Paris, Berlin, Luxembourg, Moscow, Tashkent, and Dushanbe. 

“The idea of the project is to put in place the process of exchanging educational and methodological aids and “fine-tune” promotion of the digital economy skills and knowledge between Russia and other countries. It is our sincere hope that the project that rallies the avid readers worldwide definitely becomes useful and highly demanded. Sending materials and textbooks to places where the people really need those is good practice,” says Mikhail Popov, Head of Educational and Scientific Projects at Rossotrudnichestvo. 

The platform at has a heading classifier to facilitate the “digital” search for the books needed. The materials are split into groups of topics: educational, methodological, popular science and technical – Big Data, Analytics and Advanced Algorithms, Mobile Devices, Portable Augmented Reality Devices, Geolocation Technology, Cloud Computing, Advanced User Interfaces, Authentication, 3D Printing, Information Security, Internet of Things, Robotics and Intelligent Sensors. 

How it works

1. Register your book and get a unique knigovorot identifier (KVID). KVID allows tracing a book wherever it is: this is a kind of “passport” that helps a book travel the world without getting lost.

2. Hand over your book by hand, send it by mail or place in one of our points (in the bookcase).

3. Use the website to observe the locations your book travels and its readers. 

The mission of Rossotrudnichestvo is to secure Russian geopolitical interests by promoting cultural exchange, education and new technologies as well as to build strong relations and cooperation worldwide at the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and sustainability. The events are held as part of the federal project Human Resources for Digital Economy in line with the national programme

Digital Economy of the Russian Federation.

Russian Digital Cooperation Media Centre

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