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

Foreword from the Editor-in-Chief

Mykola Zhelezniak
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 5–8.
AbstractForeword by the Editor-in-Chief to the 12th volume of the Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine is proposed.
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.
2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.2

Ivan Rakovsky as an 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), the first Ukrainian universal encyclopedic publication. The biographical information of the scientist is described through the vision of his formation as an encyclopediographer. The appearance and compiling the UGE, as well as Rakovsky’s activities in the Shevchenko Scientific Society are highlighted.
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.
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.
2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.5

Petro Rotach’s contribution to Ukrainian encyclopediography, literary studies, and local lore studies

Maryna Fedorova
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 58–64.
Abstract2020 marks the 95th anniversary of Petro Rotach who is the famous Ukrainian writer from Poltava region. But his life way was ended in 2007. This article is devoted to the description of Petro Rotach’s main achievements in humanities like literary studies, local lore studies, encyclopedia publishing, in which he made significant contributions.
2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.6

The Encyclopedia of Nosivka Raion as a first online encyclopedia in the Chernihiv oblast

Yuri Perohanych
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 65–71.
AbstractThe Encyclopedia about Nosivka raion is an object of the article. This regional encyclopedia was founded in 2019. It is an open-ended online encyclopedia built on the model of Wikipedia. The similarities with Wikipedia, features of the structure and content of encyclopedia articles, as well as authors and those who contribute to the encyclopedia textual corpus are highlighted.
2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.7

The Encyclopedia of Kolomyia: from concept to realization

Mykola Savchuk
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 72–79.
AbstractThe article presents the experience of the Encyclopedia of Kolomyia’s compiling. The specialties of the structure this multivolume encyclopedic work as well as the editorial and publishing process are characterized. The historical preconditions of the appearance of this encyclopedia about Kolomyia region are described, the important information of this region and the necessity of their coverage in the encyclopedic format are highlighted.
2020-11-13  |  Open access  |   https://doi.org/10.37068/evu.12.8

The Ukrainian Encyclopedia of Religious Studies: history of the case and publishing trouble

Anatolii Kolodnyi, Liudmyla Fylypovych
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine, 2020, vol. 12, pp. 80–85.
AbstractThe article reviews the Ukrainian Encyclopedia of Religious Studies that will be published soon. The encyclopedic work was prepared by the academic team 20 years ago. The history of the encyclopedia case, its features, and achievements in religious studies, as well as problems and prospects of its publishing are covered.