EthnoExpert’s leading expert A. Chistyakov participated in the organization and moderation of a workshop on the regional encyclopedia “Sakhalin Oblast”.

The workshop took place on December 12-13, 2019 in the conference hall of the State Historical Archive of the Sakhalin Oblast (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk).

Various regional scientific institution representatives discussed regional encyclopedia development: in Russia, more than 700 regional reference books have been published. Experience gained in other regions is certainly of interest to the team of authors and will be used in future work.

Particular attention was paid to ensuring the interaction of authors and editors, the methodology for writing encyclopedic articles taking into account the specifics of the region and the need for text unification, the principles of compiling personal, geographical and other indexes as a mandatory part of encyclopedia that facilitates the user to search for information.