The 9th volume of Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija
The Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija or VLE (translation Universal Lithuanian Encyclopedia) is a 25-volume universal Lithuanian-language encyclopedia published by the Science and Encyclopaedia Publishing Institute from 2001 to 2014. VLE is the first published universal encyclopedia in independent Lithuania (it replaces the former Lietuviškoji tarybinė enciklopedija which was published in thirteen volumes from 1976 to 1985). The last volume, XXV, was published in July 2014. An additional volume of updates, error corrections, and indexes was published in 2015.
Coordination and editing of Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija is carried by prominent Lithuanian scholars:
Additionally, editorial-scientific boards of 23–25 scholars were established for the main science branches. In total, there were 2,957 authors.