This paper addresses the issue of public cultural services management by the example of event organization in cultural institutions. The Night of Museums event has been held annually in St. Petersburg and attracted more than 100 000 visitors for its fifth edition in 2012. A multistage study on this event has been organized aiming at exploring the potential of the large-scale event in development of public cultural services management both from the side of audience and cultural entities. The findings of the study indicate audience development within the event, implementation of innovative solutions through application of creative methods by cultural institutions and develop recommendations for effective provision of public cultural services.
The practice of swapping pins among participants in the Olympic Games has a long history (at least 90 years). This practice includes all participants in the Games: athletes, journalists, TV reporters, technicians, spectators, and others. Although most of the participants in this practice change with each Olympic Games, the tradition persists. The main question posed in this article is as follows: What is the meaning of Olympic pin exchange for participants? The answer to this question will explain why this tradition has proven to be so sustainable and inclusive. This task is also connected with the problem of understanding of the role of Olympic pins as objects of material culture and as intermediaries between participants of the Olympic Games.
The article analyzes the phenomenon of folk museification recent Soviet past - the emergence of proactive thematic Internet resources and the "folk museum" dedicated to the nostalgic representation of Soviet everyday life of the late thaw and stagnation.
The article considers the issues of prognosticating end providing fire safety of one of the most important natural resources – peat-bog ecosystems – and the task of fire prognostication, treated on the basis of systems analysis. The analysis of thermo-chemical processes of peat surface combustion involving generation of combustible gases was made, which makes it possible to explore the mechanism of spontaneous combustion of deep-deposited peat, accompanied by spontaneous course of catalyzed exothermic oxidizing chemical reactions.
The book is written by a group of researchers and students of the Higher School of Economics on the results of a three-year research project. It is dedicated to State Museum-reserve Tsaritsyno: a vibrant cultural space, in which different ideas and different concepts collide; that of history, culture, public space and its functions, norm, etc. Different logics of production of the atmosphere of the contemporary (post-Soviet , capital ) city intertwine there as well. The visitor of Tsaritsyno is the main protagonist of the book. This historic attraction works for him, and he himself defines and changes its content and the conditions for its development. The researchers addressed this contemporary visitor of Tsaritsyno more general theoretical and specific ethnographic questions. The book is illustrated by many photographs made by the participants of the project.
This volume presents new results in the study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theiries of queueing systems and queueing networks .
The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.