Kazakh National University of Arts is a higher educational institution that represents a unified system of continuous comprehensive education for the training of creative professional personnel in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The university was opened in Astana on the basis of the decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated March 31, 1998 on the basis of the Kazakh National Academy of Music. The base of the educational institution was the Akmola (formerly Tselinograd) College of Arts and the Children’s Music School No. 1. The idea of creating a higher musical educational institution of the republic in the young capital belongs to the First President of the country N.A.Nazarbayev. The main task of the new creative higher educational institution is to educate personnel capable of serving the development of the spirituality of our country at a high professional level, forming the musical infrastructure of the capital and opening up opportunities for the dynamic development of spiritual life in Kazakhstan.
The information and library activities of the educational institution began in 1998 with the mini-library of the Akmola College of Music and the School of Music. The original book fund totaled 42,270 copies. At present, the book fund has more than 200,000 copies, the main part of which is made up of sheet music and scientific literature in all specialties of the university.
In 2011, on the basis of the new KABIS program, an automation system for library bibliographic processes was carried out. Since September 2019, library and bibliographic processes have been transferred to the automated library system “IRBIS 64”. Access to the electronic catalog and full-text electronic databases from any computer of the library is carried out at the local level through the web interface of the information library IRBIS.
In the cultural and educational space of Kazakhstan, the university library, as one of the leading creative universities in the country, has its own values, tasks and vision. Mission of information and library activities:
– storage, management and maintenance of the scientific fund of the library;
– providing users with the necessary resources;
– formation of a system of high-quality library services.
The library is located in the buildings of the university at 50 Tauelsizdik Avenue and the college at 33 Victory Avenue, which are located in the picturesque areas of the city of Nur-Sultan.
The library of the university is intended to serve senior students, undergraduates and doctoral students, faculty members (PPP). Library, bibliographic and information services are provided at 11 points: subscription, reading rooms, a room for scientific literature, a room for rare and valuable books, a room for catalogs, a room for periodicals and a media library.
Students, teachers and researchers have a wide opportunity to use educational, scientific, fiction, reference literature, as well as old, rare and valuable publications of the 19th-20th centuries, where unique editions of world classical music, operas, folk music, jazz, music are widely represented. and cinema, to obtain qualified advice, necessary in the process of writing abstracts, dissertations, term papers, diploma and scientific works.
The library has all the conditions for the implementation of the idea of bringing musicians from their first step to a high professional level. The library rooms are equipped with instruments for playing and listening to works, video doubles, TV sets for watching films.
The college has a subscription, a media library and a common reading room equipped with computers. Today the library’s computer park includes 55 computers connected to the Internet, a multimedia fund, a local computer network, scanners, printers, video doubles, and copiers. The library introduced an innovative, modern ABIS “IRBIS 64”, which made it possible to automate all production processes of the library: acquisition and book supply of the fund, creation and maintenance of databases, online service for readers, etc. The library forms and develops the Electronic Library of the University, which provides a full-text base data and numbering over 1687 documents.
Readers get unlimited access to the Kazakhstan National Electronic Library (КазНЭБ), the Republican Interuniversity Electronic Library (РМЭБ), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), Scopus, Springer Link, Science Direct in domestic and world databases. Library staff provide ongoing advice on the use of databases.