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National Library of Uzbekistan

The National Library of Uzbekistan is the legal deposit and copyright library for Uzbekistan. [1]

Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of their publications to a repository, usually a library. The requirement is mostly limited to books and periodicals. The number of copies varies and can range from one to 19. Typically, the national library is one of the repositories of these copies. In some countries there is also a legal deposit requirement placed on the government, and it is required to send copies of documents to publicly accessible libraries.

Uzbekistan Landlocked Republic in Central Asia

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The State Library of the Republic of Uzbekistan was founded in 1870 as the Tashkent Public Library. In 1920 this became the State Public Library of Uzbekistan, and became the legal deposit for Turkestan publications. In 1947 was named after the Uzbek poet Ali-Shir Nava'i. On April 12, 2002 it was renamed the National Library of the Republic of Uzbekistan, receiving the status of "national" under the Decree of the President of the Republic [2] and the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers. [3]

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The Uzbeks are a Turkic ethnic group native to Uzbekistan and wider Central Asia, being the largest Turkic ethnic group in the area. They comprise the majority population of Uzbekistan but are also found as a minority group in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia and China. Uzbek diaspora communities also exist in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.

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  2. "On improvement of the organization of research activity", February 20, 2002, UP-3029
  3. "On establishment of the National library of Uzbekistan named Alisher Navoi", April 12, 2002, resolution #123

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