National Library of Armenia is the biggest repository of Armenian periodicals. All these publications are intensively used by researchers all over the world. All materials are very fragile. The first Armenian periodical ‘Azdarar’ was printed in 1794 in Madras. 18 issues (ca. 960 pages) were published, and NLA is one of the few libraries in the world that has the entire collection. All issues of the newspaper ‘Mshak’ (publication dates: 1872-1921) are also in NLA collections. Practically most of Armenian periodicals published starting from 1800s are in NLA collections, and need urgent digitisation.