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NEC and the National Library of Russia sign Memorandum of Understanding

Tokyo, Japan & Saint-Petersburg, Russia - February 28, 2017 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that JSC NEC Neva Communications Systems (NEC Neva),  a wholly owned subsidiary, and the National Library of Russia (NLR), a Federal State Budgetary Institution, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the development of IT-systems for libraries.


The MoU aims to enhance the development of systems that include library management systems, security systems and communication systems. Mr. Akihiro Sakurai, the Managing Director of NEC Neva, and Mr. Alexander Ivanovich Visly, the General Director of NLR, signed the MoU, where each party expresses the intention to conduct joint research and consultations on issues covering the organization, implementation and management of IT-systems for libraries, including seminars and courses for the training of staff on the operations of these systems.

"We are excited to share NEC's extensive know-how and experience from the implementation of numerous library automation projects throughout Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong," said Akihiro Sakurai. 20170228_03We believe that this joint research and exchange of information will contribute to a deeper understanding of our partner's needs and will be useful for further expansion of the National Library of Russia."

"We look forward to advancing the development of innovative new systems that ensure broader access to library materials, both within the library itself and on the Internet, where we aim to master and implement new IT technologies and service models for the NLR community," said Alexander Ivanovich Visly. 20170228_03We are confident that NEC's successful international development and deployment of library systems will help us to find the most effective solutions for the modernization of working processes and the optimization of interactions with our visitors."


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About NEC Neva Communications Systems
JSC "NEC Neva Communications Systems" was established in May 1997 as a local factory of NEC's digital switching system and provides engineering, system integration and professional services. NEC has owned 100 percent of its shares since Autumn 2009. For more information, please, visit

About National Library of Russia
The National library of Russia is one of the first public libraries in Eastern Europe, conceived by Russian Empress Catherine II in 1795 as the greatest book repository of Russia and about Russia and as a public "source of education".
The library has operated for more than 200 years since its foundation. Everything that happened in the public life of the country was reflected in the history of the library. One of the largest in the world, NLR has the most complete collection of publications in Russian language and other unique collections.
Within two centuries, NLR has been transformed into a powerful scientific and educational center which allows to solve a variety of tasks. The National library of Russia is a guardian of national memory. It serves the Russian culture and science, promotes education and the spreading of ideas of humanism. For more information, please visit

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