Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica u Zagrebu http://www.nsk.hr/en Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:50:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies”: NSK representatives at the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress and 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly http://www.nsk.hr/en/transform-libraries-transform-societies-nsk-representatives-at-the-2018-ifla-world-library-and-information-congress-and-84th-ifla-general-conference-and-assembly/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:00:55 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=50592

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This year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress, IFLA WLIC 2018, along with the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly was held from 24 to 30 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Croatian conference participants included Dragana Koljenik and …

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This year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress, IFLA WLIC 2018, along with the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly was held from 24 to 30 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Croatian conference participants included Dragana Koljenik and Ana Vukadin, the representatives of the National and University Library in Zagreb, Davorka Pšenica, Marijana Mišetić and Blaženka Peradenić-Kotur, the representatives of the Croatian Library Association, Marija Šimunović, the representative of the Zagreb Library Assocaiation, Edita Bačić, the representative of the Library of Faculty of Law at the University of Split, and Višnja Cej and Nika Čabrić, the representatives of the Zagreb City Libraries network.

The theme of the Congress, Transform Libraries, Transform Societies, aimed to bring attention to the crucial role of libraries in the development and advancement of society as a whole, from a local, over national, to the global level. The Congress brought together more than 3,500 participants from over 110 countries who had the opportunity to take part in more than 250 open sessions, see 120 poster presentations and hear 600 speakers. Under the slogan Inform, Reform, Transform, the Congress’s programme aimed to encourage learning, analyses of many aspects of library activity, professional debate and provided many inspirational examples of innovative library practices from across the world. As an international institution strongly promoting better social inclusion, IFLA streamed live selected parts of the congress programme which were followed by over 100,000 viewers from all parts of the world.

In the Expand your reach in a digital world session, organised by IFLA Management and Marketing Section, Dragana Koljenik, from the Library’s Croatian Digital Library Development Division, gave a presentation on the project of the National and University Library in Zagreb aimed at the development of the Greetings from Zagreb mobile application, which won IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award 2018, which Koljenik received as part of the congress programme on the following day.

NSK Standards Librarian Ana Vukadin took part in the meetings of the IFLA BCM Review Group and Linked Data Technical Sub-Committee (LIDATEC), which both operate under the IFLA Committee on Standards and participate in the development of bibliographic standards suiting the requirements of the contemporary online environment.

The National and University Library in Zagreb was also presented as part of the congress programme in relation to Green Festival, the Library’s special 2017 programme spotlighting environmental issues, which it organised in cooperation with the Croatian Library Association’s Working Group for Green Libraries and which won the IFLA Green Library Award 2018.

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was a wonderful host. Malaysia, a home to 32 million people, is characterised by a peaceful coexistence of a multitude of nationalities, cultures, religions and languages, of which as many as 137 are living. Kuala Lumpur is also marked by such heterogeneity, whose colours, sounds and smells come together in a vivid atmosphere overwhelming the visitor.

Modern Malaysians are focusing on the future, unity and the economic and technological development of their country, whose progress is perhaps best embodied in the city’s Petronas Towers, whose 451,9 metres and 88 floors currently make them the highest twin towers in the world.

IFLA WLIC 2018 met with exceptional public reception in Malaysia – the Prime Minister of Malaysia the Honourable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad welcomed the congress participants at the IFLA WLIC 2018 opening session, while the Malaysian Post Office issued a special IFLA WLIC 2018 stamp.

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Quote 5.9.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-5-9-2018/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:09:23 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=50470

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As much as the skill of writing is in the ability to evoke life, so the skill of reading is in recognizing and cherishing that life.

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As much as the skill of writing is in the ability to evoke life, so the skill of reading is in recognizing and cherishing that life.

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Exhibition spotlighting treasures of the Gazi Husrev-bey Library in Sarajevo http://www.nsk.hr/en/exhibition-spotlighting-treasures-of-the-gazi-husrev-bey-library-in-sarajevo/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:42:55 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=50434

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From 4 to 15 September 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be hosting a special exhibition spotlighting the treasures from the collections of the Gazi Husrev-bey Library (Blago koje traje) which will include the launching …

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From 4 to 15 September 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be hosting a special exhibition spotlighting the treasures from the collections of the Gazi Husrev-bey Library (Blago koje traje) which will include the launching of a monograph on this library’s valuable holdings (Monografija Gazi Husrev-begove biblioteke), published as a way of marking the 480th anniversary of the founding of this distinguished Sarajevo library.

Prepared as a result of cooperation between the two libraries, the exhibition will open with the introductory address by the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić. The exhibition visitors will also be addressed by Dr Hilmo Neimarlija, Fellow of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought Enes Karić, Zagreb Mufti Dr Aziz ef. Hasanović and Director of the Gazi Husrev-bey Library Osman Lavić who will present the monograph.

Following the launch of the monograph, Professor Aida Abadžić, from the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts, will present the exhibition, authored by the Director of the Gazi Husrev-bey Library Osman Lavić and Fatima Tinjak, librarian at the Gazi Husrev-bey Library’s Oriental Section. The exhibition, which features the rich centuries-old holdings of the Husrev-bey library, will thus be presented in Croatia for the first time.

Present visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Bosnia and Herzegovina’s oral lyric poetry performed in the form of traditional love songs (sevdalinka) by musician Latif Moćević.

Founded on 8 January 1537, the Gazi Husrev-bey Library in Sarajevo is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina which has written its long history by responsibly and successfully fulfilling its mission.

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“Let’s Go Green!”: Register to attend the world’s first international conference on green libraries http://www.nsk.hr/en/lets-go-green-register-to-attend-the-worlds-first-international-conference-on-green-libraries/ Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:39:04 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=50429

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The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is organising Let’s Go Green, its first international conference on green libraries and the first such conference in the world, which will take place from 8 and 10 November 2018. …

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The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is organising Let’s Go Green, its first international conference on green libraries and the first such conference in the world, which will take place from 8 and 10 November 2018. The conference will be held as part of Green Libraries for Green Croatia, an ongoing project that the Library launched in 2016 for the purpose of educating its users, the majority of which are university students, and raising awareness among the public in general, in relation to the significance of the protection and preservation of natural resources in Croatia as a vital element of its national heritage.

The programme of the conference will present guidelines for the international library community in relation to the growing need for libraries to provide services and organise programmes that highlight the importance of both global and national natural heritage and contribute to the promotion and raising of public awareness in relation to issues surrounding the preservation of the environment and sustainable development. Through enabling the exchange of insights concerning previous, current and predicted impact of the programmes of heritage institutions on their users, the conference will also offer possibilities for the strengthening of the existing cooperation between institutions in the heritage sector.

The members of the library community and other conference participants will have an opportunity to become better acquainted with the latest developments in the “green libraries” field and learn more about examples of good practice in this context. The conference programme will include presentations by internationally acclaimed researchers, experts and activists in a wide range of “green” fields.

All interested in attending the conference may register online until 30 September 2018.

The conference, which is supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Croatian Ministry of Culture, is co-organised through the Library’s cooperation with the Croatian Library Association’s Working Group for Green Libraries.

Learn more about the Let’s Go Green conference.

Speakers and selected presentations.

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Quote 1.8.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-1-8-2018/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:37:31 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=50129

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Only our beautiful homeland could have created (…) the splendour of our words, as fine as our islands, “delightful gardens adrift at sea”.

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Only our beautiful homeland could have created (…) the splendour of our words, as fine as our islands, “delightful gardens adrift at sea”.

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Quote 3.5.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-3-5-2018/ Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:55:08 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49959

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Libraries should be open to all – except the censor.

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Libraries should be open to all – except the censor.

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The National and University Library in Zagreb to be one of the seats of Croatia’s presidency of the Council of EU in 2020 http://www.nsk.hr/en/the-national-and-university-library-in-zagreb-to-be-one-of-the-seats-of-croatias-presidency-of-the-council-of-eu-in-2020/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:24:52 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49651

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At its session held on 5 July 2018, based on Article 31 Subsection 2 of the Act on the Government of the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette 150/11, 119/14 and 93/16), the Croatian Government reached a decision according …

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At its session held on 5 July 2018, based on Article 31 Subsection 2 of the Act on the Government of the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette 150/11, 119/14 and 93/16), the Croatian Government reached a decision according to which the National and University Library in Zagreb will serve as one of the seats of Croatia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2020.

Based on this decision, the part of the Library’s premises to house the seat of presidency will be furnished and equipped to host the presiding offices, through which all the works on the construction and furnishing of the Library’s building, which opened to the public on 28 May 1995, will be completed in their entirety.

Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the National and University Library in Zagreb as one of the seats of Croatia’s 2020 presidency of the Council of the European Union (Croatian text only).

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Summer opening hours: 16 July – 18 August 2018 http://www.nsk.hr/en/summer-opening-hours-16-july-19-august-2018/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:23:37 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49633

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In the period between 16 July and 18 August 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be open for users from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 15.00. The Library will be closed on Saturdays, as …

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In the period between 16 July and 18 August 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be open for users from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 15.00.

The Library will be closed on Saturdays, as well as on Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

Starting from 20 August 2018 the Library will resume its regular opening hours.

 

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To battle by pen is one of the greatest acts of heroism.

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To battle by pen is one of the greatest acts of heroism.

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NSK exhibition featuring manuscripts by Miroslav Krleža as part of the 7th Miroslav Krleža Festival http://www.nsk.hr/en/nsk-exhibition-featuring-manuscripts-by-miroslav-krleza-as-part-of-the-7th-miroslav-krleza-festival/ Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:47:26 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49478

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The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is putting on a special one-day exhibition as part of the 2018, 7th Miroslav Krleža Festival, an annual cultural festival commemorating undoubtedly the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century …

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The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is putting on a special one-day exhibition as part of the 2018, 7th Miroslav Krleža Festival, an annual cultural festival commemorating undoubtedly the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century and one of the greatest Croatian writers of all time. The exhibition, which will feature Krleža’s manuscripts preserved in the Library’s collections, will be held on 4 July 2018, with theatre specialist and professor at the Department of Comparative Literature of the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Lada Čale Feldman, her colleague professor Tomislav Brlek and Head of the NSK Manuscripts and Old Books Collection Irena Galić Bešker presenting Krleža, as a monumental figure in Croatian – and European – literature, his work and significance.

The displayed material will include Krleža’s manuscripts from his famous cycle of plays on the Glembay family, his diary notes from 1918, his 1952 lecture How Things Stand (Kako stoje stvari), the first edition of the cult classic Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh (Balade Petrice Kerempuha), posters by Boris Dogan and Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač for the play Leda preserved in the Library’s Print Collection and other vivid remains of a time that Krleža left such an indelible mark on. All the exhibited material became part of the Library’s collections in 2001, after a twenty-year moratorium, which was required by Krleža himself.

The exhibition programme will include the launching of the reprint of Croatian rhapsody (Hrvatska rapsodija), as a way of marking the centenary of its original publication. This reprint is the fourth edition of Biblioteka Festivalski Krleža, a book series issued as part of the Festival’s programme, which also includes the reprints of Pan (2017), and Poems I (Pjesme I) and Poems II (Pjesme II) (2018), which have all been co-published by the Library, Jesenski i Turk publishing house and Teatar poezije art organisation. This early Krleža’s works also bear witness to his cooperation with the prominent Croatian painter Ljubo Babić, who, owing to similarities between his and Krleža’s artistic leanings, illustrated and designed them.

The 7th Miroslav Krleža Festival opened on 1 July at the Miroslav and Bela Krleža Memorial Centre in Zagreb with a premier performance of Quizzing Out Krleža (Krležina igra detekcije) by an established progressive theatre and film director Mario Kovač. Spotlighting the 125th anniversary of Krleža’s birth, the Festival’s programme will include a wide range of staged events that will combine various fragments from Krleža’s colossal oeuvre, film screenings, exhibitions, lectures and carefully thought out encounters reviving Krleža’s life and his inestimable legacy.

Programme of the 7th Miroslav Krleža Festival (Croatian text only).

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