2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.1

Сartographic heritage of Volodymyr Kubiiovych (the case of the Historical Atlas of Ukraine)

Ivan Savchuk
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 9–16.
AbstractThe article is devoted to the created in 1941 German-language cartographic work on Ukraine (“Handschrift-Karten zur Geschichte, Volkstumskunde und Wirtschaft der Ukraine”), known as the Historical Atlas of Ukraine. It is believed that its author is a famous geographer, encyclopedist Volodymyr Kubiiovych. However, there is reason to assume that V. Kubiiovych has nothing to do with the compilation of this atlas, as he does not cite this work in his bibliography. In this study, we suggest that the Historical Atlas of Ukraine was created not for scientific and educational purposes, but because of political inquiries. Probably, V. Kubiyovych was involved in its preparation in connection with the socio-political conditions in which the scholar found himself.
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2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.2

Ivan Rakovsky as en European encyclopediographer

Nataliia Chernysh
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 17–30.
AbstractThe article offers an overview of the life of anthropologist Ivan Rakovsky who is an editor in chief of the Ukrainian General Encyclopedia (1930–1935) as the first Ukrainian universal reference work. The biographical information of the scientist is described through the vision of his formation as an encyclopediographer, the creation of UGE, its compiling, as well as activities in the Shevchenko Scientific Society.
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2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.3

Digital information resources of the modern literary studies

Lesia Demska-Budzuliak
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 31–43.
AbstractThis article discusses the characteristics of various reference digital resources of the modern humanities. We have identified three main digital resources: a digital library resource, a multimedia digital system, and a multimedia encyclopedic database. These important resources are involved in creating a modern information society. In this context, the Ukrainian Literary Encyclopedia of the Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the crea­tion of an independent multimedia encyclopedic database are considered.
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2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.4

The coronavirus disease COVID-19’s coverage in Ukrainian and European encyclopedias

Mykola Zhelezniak, Oleksandr Ishchenko
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 44–57.
AbstractToday, humans have the phase of the social organization evolution, in which information, communication technologies, and knowledge are fundamental objects of production, as well as the digital environment is an important space for the development of society. There are problems of people’s digital literacy actualized by the increasing role of the existing and growing in information and knowledge in society from Internet environment. This study illustrates the issue of getting digital literacy using online encyclopedic resources on the case about informing the pandemic of coronavirus disease COVID-19 worldwide in 2019-2020. Based on analysis of the mentioned virological topic articles of the national encyclopedias of Europe (Britannica, Brockhaus, Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, etc.) the conclusion is made that encyclopedic knowledge is inert and during the pandemic, it has a low practical role for the needs of humans in the context of safe behavior and right decisions. However, Wikipedia differs from other national online encyclopedias by offering much more information including that is not commonly found in classical encyclopedias, but is useful to readers.
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2019-12-09  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.11.1

Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine in the challenges of today

Mykola Zhelezniak
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2019, vol. 11, pp. 7–22.
AbstractThe article is devoted to the 5th anniversary of the electronic version of the Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine (EMU) on the Internet (website: esu.com.ua). The study reveals the functions performed by the EMU can be better implemented due to its online version. These include accumulating of nationally relevant knowledge (about Ukraine, Ukrainians, Ukrainian phenomena and realities) and disseminating it in society, playing an important educational role, fos­tering patriotic feelings among Ukrainians based of this knowledge, understanding of national ideas, self-identifying, etc. The EMU website has high traffic, search engine positioning (Google), therefore, provides access to encyclopedic knowledge of a much larger audience than a printed version of this encyclopedia. The disadvantages of the online version of ESU are also highlighted. First of all, the words in the text are shortened like in paper encyclopedias, which have a reason to save space on the pages. There is also no English section. Today, English-language versions of the articles would contribute to destruct the stereotypes about Ukraine, its people, language, culture, history, etc., formed by the Soviet picture of the world (Pax Sovietica) as well as supported and deepened by followers of the Russian world (Pax Russica).
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2019-12-09  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.11.2

Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine vs. Wikipedia: the popularity scale in information space of Ukraine

Oleksandr Ishchenko
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2019, vol. 11, pp. 23–30.
AbstractThe article deals with the problems of the popularity of online encyclopedias in the nowadays information space. It is shown that the most popular in Ukraine is Wikipedia, and the academic Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine is much inferior to it in this context. The different levels of popularity these two compendiums of knowledge are explained in terms of the belonging of each of them to different types of cultures: the point here is pop culture and high culture, which differ in a priori by many indicators, including a popularity among people.
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2019-12-09  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.11.3

On the modeling of a national encyclopedic-and-educational service

Serhii Boltivets
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2019, vol. 11, pp. 31–39.
AbstractThe article defends the necessity to establish a national help service titled Navchannia Navprostets (Learn Direct). It would be a not-for-profit telephone line based on modern encyclopedias of Ukraine. The creation of such a service is justified by the Lifelong Learning as an international social movement, which in Ukraine is supervised by the Ukrainian Coordination Bureau of the International Public-State Program Adult Education in Ukraine. The concept of lifelong learning is upheld by the scholarly explained idea of a human ability to learn at any age. It has been identified by the Council of Europe as an important component of the social model of Europe. Accordingly, one of the tasks of the European states is to ensure the citizens’ aspirations for development and to receive lifelong education. The idea of starting up the national help service in Ukraine is based on the experience of European countries, first of all, we mean a service in the UK (Learndirect).
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2018-12-22  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.10.1

The encyclopedia publishing in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: history and present

Mykola Zhelezniak
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2018, vol. 10, pp. 6–18.
AbstractThe study describes the academic encyclopedias of Ukraine. The main attention is paid to the peculiarities of the development of the encyclopedia publishing at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: its origins and the most important academic encyclopedias are outlined. The spectrum of encyclopedic projects is analyzed by the scientific branches and the conclusion is drawn about the significant advantage of social sciences and humanities over others in the contex of presenting knowledge in encyclopedic format. Some vision of further development of the encyclopedia publishing in Academy is proposed.
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2018-12-22  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.10.2

On violation and protection of the information ecosystem in national encyclopedias (review of the report on national online encyclopedias in Europe by the European Parliamentary Research Service)

Oleksandr Ishchenko
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2018, vol. 10, pp. 19–30.
AbstractThe research is devoted to issues of the ecosystem of encyclopedic knowledge. The fact is that a reference information is now increasingly used as means of media manipulation in level of public consciousness (for political, ideological, and economic reasons). This is well traced on the example of online encyclopedias with free access to editing of posted information such as Wikipedia. This article is based on the description of the online analytical report on encyclopedias in Europe written by experts of the European Parliament.
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2018-12-22  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.10.3

Subject specific encyclopedias as an important stage in the development of scientific disciplines and terminology systems (on example of The Mining Encyclopedia as a work in mining industry and geology)

Volodymyr Biletskyi, Hennadii Haiko
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2018, vol. 10, pp. 31–38.
AbstractThe peculiarities of the development of some scientific disciplines (such as mining, geology), primarily the professional terminology system are shown on the example of the project The Mining Encyclopedia (ukr .: Hirnycha Entsyklopediia). The study describes The Mining Encyclopedia, its relevance for technical education in Ukraine, as well as for the integration of national higher education in the European and world educational space in general.
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2018-12-22  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.10.4

Academic online encyclopedias in view of the recent information space developing

Mykola Zhelezniak, Oleksandr Ishchenko
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2018, vol. 10, pp. 39–49.
AbstractThe article describes the phenomenon of the electronic encyclopedia activity and investigates the electronic Internet encyclopedias created by the institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. It has been discovered that electronic encyclopedias can be divided into several varieties, the main of which is online encyclopedias, which are highly distinguished in comparison with classical printed publications by the characteristics caused by the development of information technology. In accordance with this division, the national academic encyclopedic resources are characterized in the article. The idea of the importance of creating an online encyclopedia about the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is presented; it also argued that current online encyclopedias are not fully equipped with a wide range of technological opportunities for their use.
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2017-12-17  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.8-9.1

Ukrainian online encyclopedias: development trends and place in the information space of our state

Mykola Zhelezniak
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2017, vol. 8–9, pp. 7–21.
AbstractThe analysis of online encyclopedias in the Ukrainian information space is done in this paper. It is investigated that online encyclopedias are divided into two large groups: digital analogues of printed editions, for example the online Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, and independent encyclopedic web projects, among which the most popular is Wikipedia (one of the most visited sites in the Ukrainian information space). Despite the fact that electronic encyclopedias have a number of advantages, to refuse to print classical editions there are no grounds. For the development of the Ukrainian information space, it is important that any encyclopedia project aimed at making a printed product is also presented in an electronic version.
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2017-12-17  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.8-9.2

Issues of description of the scientific and creative activities of persons in the Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine

Oleh Savchenko
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2017, vol. 8–9, pp. 22–28.
AbstractIn Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, in articles about scientists there is a tendency to cover other activities, in which they have manifested themselves in addition to scien­ce. In this regard, the study traces the main problems that arise in the preparation of an article information when a person is submitting in science as well as in other activities (social activity, policy, art, literature, sports, etc.). Biographical information in articles about scientists depends on their implementation level in several areas of life.
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2017-12-17  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.8-9.3

Encyclopedia publishing as a technology for promoting and propagation of human state values

Ruslan Pylypchuk
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2017, vol. 8–9, pp. 29–39.
AbstractEncyclopedias are studied in view of an effect of the encyclopedic information on the public opinion. It is noted that during the Soviet era, the most important encyclopedias, such as the Soviet Encyclopedia or the Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia, functioned as a strategic tool for the propaganda of communist ideo­logy, the popularization of Soviet socialism, and others like that. It is concluded that nowadays the making of national encyclopedias can be considered as an effective activity in promoting of national values in Ukrainian contemporary society.
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