Annual Newsletter of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University
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No.19, February 2012
The Fift h International Symposium of Comparative Research on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia
“Alliances and Borders in the Making and Unmaking of Regional Powers”

Global COE Program “Reshaping Japan’s Border Studies” Joint International Symposium “Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in the Slavic Languages”
Session Entitled “Eurasianism Past and Present: Views from the East ” Held at the “Third East Asian Conference of Slavic-Eurasian Studies” in Beijing on August 27-28, 2011 Obituary: Prof. Anatoly Viktorovich Remnev
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program Two Professors Who Left the SRC
Our Current Staff
Ongoing Cooperative Research Projects Visitors from Abroad Guest Lectures from Abroad Publications (2011) The Library

The Library

Ongoing Renovation of the University Library Building

As announced earlier last year that the University Library building has been undergoing renovation (scheduled to finish in fall, 2012). During the meantime, some library services are unavailable to the users. Those services include access to special collections of the Slavic studies such as “Collection of Russian Emigre Literature,” “Library of Prof. James R. Gibson,” “Boris Souvarine Collection” and dissertations from North America and the UK. The periodicals of the Slavic Collection are also temporarily inaccessible because of being relocated to a newly equipped automatic stack system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have incurred.

The Latin script part of the Slavic Collection will be incorporated into the European language books in the Central Library. It is hoped that our valuable collections will be properly located by the completion of renovation.

British Parliamentary Papers and FBIS Database Introduced

Last year the University Library began the subscription of the online database of the 19th & 20th century Parliamentary Papers (House of Commons), the access to which is now available from all Hokudai campuses.

The Slavic Research Center begins subscribing to some parts of the FBIS database, which consists of English translations of newspaper articles and reports from new agencies (dated from 1940 to 1996). The access to the subscribed FBIS database is only available from the SRC computers. Users can find the relevant entrance on the SRC Library website.

TONAI Yuzuru