Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL)

The Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Central Scientific Agricultural Library" (CSAL) is the oldest Bibliographic Center for Agricultural Science and Food Industry in the Russian Federation. The library was founded in 1930. Today, more than 3 million items are stored in the collection. 
Since 1990th, CSAL have been developing and updating linguistic support of agricultural research in Russian. The main product, Thesaurus on Agriculture and Food, contains more than 50.000 concepts covering all fields of agriculture. In 2007-2010 CSAL was closely involved in development of Russian version of AGROVOC. Since 2018, this activity is resumed.