Library collections will be digitized in Kyrgyzstan. Minister of Culture Tugelbay Kazakov said at a meeting of the Parliament.
According to him, now people get all the necessary information through the Internet and libraries are in poor condition.
"In addition to digitizing, our ministry plans to create Internet-based systems and the information center. Of course, everything will not be digitized, but we will digitize the most necessary publications," Tugelbay Kazakov said.
The official added that many regional libraries are closed, but the staff is paid, and if we do not digitize the books, the libraries will turn into a warehouse of old books.
"Libraries have to replenish their funds every year, alas, they are not able to do it," Tugelbay Kazakov added.