Informational Support of the Arctic Research

Lead Author Valentina, Rykova
Institution Contact The State Public Scientific-Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the department of Scientific Bibliography 15 Voskhod St., Novosibirsk, 630200, Russia
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.6 Gaining a better understanding and awareness of the Arctic through education and outreach
Presentation Type Poster
Abstract text The Arctic, as a region of the special geostrategic and economic interests playing an important role in maintaining the ecological balance of the planet, has attracted researchers attention all over the world. The interest in the region grows nowadays for several reasons: the possibility of hydrocarbon development at the Arctic shelf, the Arctic sea ice loss associated with global environmental changes, the need to preserve indigenous people as bearers of adaptive mechanisms for sustainable development of Arctic territories. Comprehensive study of the region is impossible without the proper information support. The department of the scientific bibliography of the State Public Scientific-Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPSTL SB RAS) provides information for students, post-graduates, scientists and specialists in various fields of research. The library has created a bibliographic-information complex to assist researchers, which includes bibliographic indices, targeted databases, bibliometric analysis of information massives on different topics. DB ‘Problems of the North’ reflects the history of the Arctic nature and natural resources development, features of their topography, climate, water, surface and underground ice, soil, flora and fauna, ecosystems, including materials on human impact on the environment in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, biomedical and sanitary problems of the North. Database covers a wide range of the socio-economic problems of the Far North: natural resources, the development of productive forces, the settlement system, labour resources, etc. Materials on the various aspects of northern aboriginals take a special place in DB. Issues related to the geoecology, geoengineering under permafrost conditions, as well as a set of topics of transportation development at the Arctic regions are reflected in DB.