A re-recording project, carried out in 1996-1999,is one of the most important recent finds in Jewish music. The collaborative project between the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, a library of over 14 million items, and the Institute for Information Recording of the NAS of Ukraine, is resulting in first fruits: a 1997 CD, “Treasures of Jewish Culture in Ukraine” with a promised next release of a CD dedicated to the folklore activity of Joel Engel. The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine Phonoarchive project in Jewish music is written about in an online article at:http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/NB/Phonoarchive.php . The main library site, produced by the Ukraine government, is located at:
http://www.nbuv.gov.ua/eng/ and includes information about this largest library in Ukraine.