International scientific and practical conference.

       On December 1-2, 2016, the 3rd International Conference "University Library at the New Stage of Social Communications Development" was held at the Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan.
       For the first time in Ukraine, the conference on library and information activity was held in the format of open conferences (http://conflib.diit.edu.ua/). It involved 7 communication channels for presenting and discussing reports. They include: Conference website with the submitted works and the possibility of their comments, Skype, video reports, live channel YouTube, physical presence and "eye to eye" speeches of the participants, collection of conference proceedings (in electronic and printed formats). 126 members were registered on the site; 65 reports were presented (including 2 reports from the Stanford University Library). Each work published on the site has a digital object identifier - DOI. All works are integrated into the international scientific information space. We will still summarize, analyse good results and shortcomings, work on improving organizational issues...
       We thank not only the DNURT, but also the co-organizers of the conference - libraries of Oles Gonchar Dnipro National University, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding; Mariupol State University; as well as the Section of the University Libraries of the Ukrainian Library Association. Let us develop together!!!