The libraries's influence on the development of the country's intellectual capital

Duda, Vadim Valeryevich
Director General of the Russian State Library, Vice-President and the Head of the Sector on the International Cooperation of Russian Library Association, Vice-President of the National Library Association Libraries of the Future, Moscow, Russia


Libraries, together with educational and scientific organizations and institutions, solve the problem of forming the intellectual culture of society, a necessary part of which is intellectual capital. And although this term came into our life from the economy, its content has long gone beyond the borders of economism. In the modern world, intellectual capital is seen as a specific element of national wealth, including the totality of knowledge accumulated in society and free access to legitimate reliable information, which contributes to the solution of socially significant problems.
Solving the problem of development and growth of intellectual capital is directly related to libraries at all levels - from municipal to national - and the competencies of specially trained library staff, since it requires access to these data arrays, as well as special infrastructure, equipment, technical means and the creation of state information resources.
Modern libraries are proven sustainable structures in the knowledge and information management system involved in the development of intellectual capital. They can themselves act as creators of information resources, both educational and scientific, as well as develop various types of publishing activities. In this sense, libraries are intellectual centers capable of teaching and educating the population, creating a socially active intellectual space for the development of the country's intellectual capital.

Keywords: libraries, intellectual culture, intellectual capital of the country, human capital, state information resources.