20 July 1999
The CD-ROM “Musical heritage of Kazakhstan” is the first experience of the National Library of the Republic Kazakhstan (NLRK) in development of a multi-language multimedia product (Kazakh, English, Russian). It is implemented through the joint project of the NLRK and UNESCO Office Almaty which rendered technical and consultant assistance to the project.
For the CD-ROM 60 musical compositions were chosen and recorded, representing all the genres of Kazakh musical culture.
Concise biographic information is given about the composers, performers and researchers. The CD-ROM also contains articles on Kazakh national instruments, about young talents, and also the legends and the history of the creation of some individual musical compositions, the CD-ROM is provided with the list of references and the defining dictionary of Kazakh words.
Author(s) and publisher(s):
The leader of the project - R.A.Berdigalieva, Director General of NLRK, Honoured Worker of RK, Candidate of science (history), Associate Member of Informatisation Academy, President of LARK The selection of musical compositions and musical consultation - E.N.Obaev, professor, Peoples Artist of RK, deputy minister of the Committee on culture (The Ministry of culture, press and public consent of RK)
The text compilers - N.A.Mukanova, K.Aimukhambetova, G.Kh.Balabekova.
The digitalisation of musical compositions - S.Zh.Uisinbaeva.
The selection and digitalisation of the illustrations - K.S.Asanova The translation of the texts: A.T.Batyrgereeva (Kaz.), R.B.Yelekenova (Eng.), Zh.Stambekova (Eng.), K.Zh.Bozymbekov (Eng.), and G.Helf (Eng.).
The editors of the texts: N.A.Mukanova, G.Kh.Balabekova, A.T.Batyrgereeva, and S.A.Tasybaeva. Logistics and capasity building : Mr.S.Karpov, CI specialist, UNESCO Almaty Office
The technical consultants and programme implementation: N.V.Semenchenko, Ye.I.Kapustin - The multimedia trainers group.
The design: N.V.Semenchenko.
Minimal computer configuration:
- Pentium processor-based personal computer (Pentium 150 recommended)
- Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP
- 16 MB of RAM on Windows 95/98 (32 MB recommended)
- 24 MB of RAM on Windows NT (32 MB recommended)
- 10 MB of available hard disk space
- 8x CD-ROM drive
- sound devise (recommended)
Terms: CD-ROM, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License and HeritageNet agreement.
Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/cd-rom-musical-heritage-of-kazakhstan