Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
(Summary of: Varbanova-Dencheva, K. Intellectual communications and contemporarly technologies.
Alternatives of the science libraries. Sofia, Marin Drinov academic publishing house. 2003, 114p. )
The new technologies and the globalization are the factors which have brought essential changes in human
society and its environment. The unceasing dynamic changes imposed new strategies for survival and
prosperity of institutions and people in the new conditions. The spheres with greatest potential for achieving
competition priority are compatible to the fastness of research results implementation in each field of human
The extended knowledge requires narrower specialization as well as interdisciplinarity to solve the arising
problems. The new research fields and trends are a synthesis of science and high technologies determined by
the new discoveries.
The present study aims at finding answers to the questions about the place of science library in the dynamic
restructuring of research environment. The necessity of transformation of the scientific library’s genetically set
functions from a guardian of the achieved knowledge to an active participant in the creation of new knowledge
is a natural consequence of the processes and tendencies of the social medium. The priorities of Europe and
USA for intensive creation of knowledge economics are at the first place and this requires intensification of
that research an integral part of which are the new communications realized at a new technological level.