Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica u Zagrebu http://www.nsk.hr/en Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:28:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3, 2, 1…and Croatian Book Night 2018 lifts off! http://www.nsk.hr/en/3-2-1and-croatian-book-night-2018-lifts-off/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:25:29 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47718

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On Monday, 23 April 2018, at 12:00, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will host the “lift-off” of this year’s Croatian Book Night, whose seventh edition is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the second manned …

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On Monday, 23 April 2018, at 12:00, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will host the “lift-off” of this year’s Croatian Book Night, whose seventh edition is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the second manned spaceflight mission of the space programme Apollo 8 as part of which the first men in history were sent into orbit around the Moon. Also marking the anniversary of two ground-breaking SF films, Franklin J. Schaffner’s Planet of the Apes and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the 2018 Croatian Book Night programme highlights many questions and issues surrounding the sometimes not so bright future of books.

The “lift-off” programme will include the presentation of the results of the latest survey of Croatia’s book market, conducted by the GfK market research agency, which will provide valuable insight into the reading habits of Croats, their tendency to borrow and buy books, and other details revealing how interested in books they actually are, in which context, according to those already acquainted with the survey results, there is every reason for optimism.

The programme will also include the opening of Marrakesh Treaty: Why Is It Important?! (Ugovor iz Marakeša: zašto je važan?!), a special exhibition organised as part of I WISH TO READ TOO!, a national campaign for persons with print disabilities conducted by the Croatian Library Association. The purpose of the exhibition, which is authored by Željka Miščin, is to call attention to the significance of the implementation of this treaty – adopted in 2013 to facilitate the creation of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works for visually impaired persons – in Croatia, as well as of the inclusion among the beneficiaries of this treaty persons with reading disorders such as dyslexia. Acting as the exhibition co-organisers are the Croatian Library for the Blind and the National and University Library in Zagreb.

President of the Croatian Association of School Librarians Vanja Jurilj will present the award-wining works of primary- and secondary school students selected through this year’s special art competition as part of which the young contestants had to express their ideas on how they see books, readers and book-and-reading spaces in the future (Ubaci knjigu u vremenski stroj!).

The members of the Croatian Book Night Organising Committee will present Book Friendly (Prijatelj knjige), the Book Night initiative’s latest project. Aimed at business entities not strictly making part of the “book sector”, but which could greatly contribute to and at the same time profit from the promotion of books and reading, the project defined criteria based on which places such as social clubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels, etc. will receive a special Book Friendly rating, which will be displayed on a bilingual label and indicate to visitors that the place is reading-friendly, whether in terms of it offering books or providing reading-stimulating conditions and atmosphere.

Croatian Book Night fans already have the opportunity to witness the building of a Book Rocket, which is currently being put together in the lobby of the National and University Library in Zagreb for the purpose of making as strong as symbolic a message that the future without books is out of the question.

This year’s Croatian Book Night offers a record number of programmes in as great a number of cities and towns all across the country. Thus, 284 Croatian cities and towns will host as many as more than 1,130 different programmes and events, organised by over 625 institutions and organisations (libraries, bookstores, publishing companies, educational institutions, institutes, cultural centres, hospitals, museums, writers’ associations), and book-loving individuals. It should be specially emphasised that this year, apart from many secondary schools and higher education institutions, as many as 188 primary schools and 26 kindergartens will be taking part in the programme, which is particularly encouraging in the context of sometimes seemingly so uncertain future prospects of the book.

The organisers of Croatian Book Night are again the Publishers and Booksellers Association of the Croatian Chamber of Economy, National and University Library in Zagreb, Zagreb City Libraries, Knjižni blok – Inicijativa za knjigu pro-book association, Publishers’ Reprographic Rights Association – ZANA (Udruga za zaštitu prava nakladnika) and Moderna vremena, a books-and-culture-oriented web portal, together with the Croatian Association of School Librarians, which joined Croatian Book Night’s organising team for the first time.

Learn more about Croatian Book Night 2018 (Croatian text only).

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Opening hours from 30 April to 2 May 2018 http://www.nsk.hr/en/opening-hours-from-30-april-to-2-may-2018/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:18:51 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47686

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On Monday, 30 April 2018, the Library will close at 21.00 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, resuming its regular opening hours.

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On Monday, 30 April 2018, the Library will close at 21.00 and reopen on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, resuming its regular opening hours.

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STEM revolution in Croatian libraries: Micro:bits and a 3D printer now available to users of the National and University Library in Zagreb http://www.nsk.hr/en/stem-revolution-in-libraries-microbits-and-a-3d-printer-now-available-to-users-of-the-national-and-university-library-in-zagreb/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:37:02 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47653

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In April 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) and the Croatian institute focusing on the development and growth of innovation among the young population (Institut za razvoj i inovativnost mladih, IRIM) signed a cooperation agreement …

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In April 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) and the Croatian institute focusing on the development and growth of innovation among the young population (Institut za razvoj i inovativnost mladih, IRIM) signed a cooperation agreement aimed at the introduction of new technologies into libraries in Croatia, the education and training of both librarians and library users in acquiring digital skills and making available as part of library services such advanced tools and devices as micro:bits, 3D printers and other equipment stimulating learning and creativity.

Based on its crowdfunding project focusing on the introduction of STEM into libraries (STEM revolucija se nastavlja – knjižnice), the IRIM Institute provided varied advanced equipment for more than 100 libraries all across Croatia and donated to the National and University Library in Zagreb, for various educational purposes, 40 micro:bits and a 3D printer.

The National and University Library in Zagreb, as Croatia’s central library responsible for the development of the entire Croatian library sector and all libraries making part of it, will take part in monitoring the rate of inclusion of libraries in the Institute’s project and actively promote the wide use of digital technologies in library activities. As Croatia’s central university library, it will also make available the donated equipment to university students and faculty staffs as part of its lending services. Furthermore, the Library’s first workshop on using 3D printers, for libraries soon to receive them, will be organised by the end of April 2018.

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IFLA webinar: “General Data Protection Regulation: What Do the New EU Rules Mean for Libraries?” http://www.nsk.hr/en/ifla-webinar-general-data-protection-regulation-what-do-the-new-eu-rules-mean-for-libraries/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:27:28 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47599

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is organising General Data Protection Regulation: What Do the New EU Rules Mean for Libraries?, a webinar on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the effect it …

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is organising General Data Protection Regulation: What Do the New EU Rules Mean for Libraries?, a webinar on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the effect it will have on library activities. The Regulation, which is entering into force on 25 May 2018, stipulates conditions with regard to collecting, managing and using personal data, in which context libraries around Europe, whose examples will be presented as part of the webinar, have already adjusted their operations to the requirements of this regulation.

You may join the webinar online on 24 April 2018, at 12:00.

The video of the webinar will be made available subsequently.

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“The Hidden World of Old Books”: Call for participation in the scientific symposium with international participation http://www.nsk.hr/en/the-hidden-world-of-old-books-call-for-participation-in-the-scientific-symposium-with-international-participation/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:04:33 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47579

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From 28 to 30 May 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will be hosting The Hidden World of Old Books (Skriveni svijet starih knjiga), a special interactive exhibition spotlighting book heritage and the importance of …

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From 28 to 30 May 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will be hosting The Hidden World of Old Books (Skriveni svijet starih knjiga), a special interactive exhibition spotlighting book heritage and the importance of its preservation. Organised with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the exhibition will give its visitors first-hand experience of valuable books and introduce them to secrets otherwise exclusively known to conservation and restoration specialists.

The exhibition programme will include a homonymous scientific symposium, which will take place on 29 May 2018 and address a wide array of issues such as the implementation of scientific methods in the analyses of book material, models of book production and decoration, book binding techniques, book illustrations, book dating techniques, risk assessment and monitoring of old books, book damage assessment, protection techniques, etc.

Learn more about the symposium, submit your paper/poster proposal or register for participation (Croatian text only).

The exhibition will also include two workshops on various book decoration and illustration techniques (Vodeni znakovi ili filigrani na papiru; Tehnike otiskivanja ilustracija). The workshops are open to booklovers of all types and ages, including schoolchildren, who may expect to get acquainted with a wide range of details indicating a book’s physical condition, examples of book preservation methods and methods of graphic reproduction of old books, with particular emphasis on watermarks and illustrations reproduction.

Learn more about the workshops and register for participation (Croatian text only).

All interested in taking a guided tour of the Library as part of this exhibition-and-symposium programme have to register online.

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NSK to host a workshop on the role of libraries in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development http://www.nsk.hr/en/nsk-to-host-a-workshop-on-the-role-of-libraries-in-achieving-the-united-nations-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:58:40 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47570

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On 17 and 18 April 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will host a special workshop on the role of libraries in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Uloga knjižnica u provođenju …

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On 17 and 18 April 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will host a special workshop on the role of libraries in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Uloga knjižnica u provođenju UN-ove Agende 2030. i ciljeva održivog razvoja).

The purpose of the workshop is to provide advocacy training for librarians which will help them make libraries an essential part of the national and regional policies aimed at the realisation of UN Agenda 2030.

The workshop is expected to include 25 participants, of which several will be from abroad. Apart from the address to the workshop participants by Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić, the programme will include invited presentations by the representatives of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Ministry of Culture.

The workshop is funded by the International Advocacy Programme (IAP), run by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for the purpose of providing support to librarians in advocating and promoting the role of libraries in the context of the realisation of the UN 2030 Agenda, and it is organised as part of IAP regional project conducted through cooperation between the Serbian Library Association, Association of Information Professionals of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian Library Association.

The workshop will include the presentation of the results of surveys on the Agenda 2030-related library programmes and activities, while all workshop participants will receive an internationally valid certificate of participation.

The Croatian Library Association will soon publish an electronic edition of the Croatian translation of Access and opportunity for all: How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda (Pristup i mogućnost za sve: kako knjižnice mogu doprinijeti ostvarivanju UN-ove Agende 2030.), IFLA’s document presenting in detail each of the Agenda’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the related best practice examples from libraries around the world.

For more detailed information please contact NSK Library Adviser Davorka Pšenica and Head of the Library of Faculty of Law at the University of Split Edita Bačić.

Learn more about the workshop (Croatian text only).

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Eight Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects: Call for Participation http://www.nsk.hr/en/eight-festival-of-croatian-digitisation-projects-call-for-participation/ Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:59:44 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47423

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The National and University Library in Zagreb will host the Eight Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects on 3 and 4 May 2018. The programme of this year’s D-Fest will provide insight into the current status of digitisation of …

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The National and University Library in Zagreb will host the Eight Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects on 3 and 4 May 2018.

The programme of this year’s D-Fest will provide insight into the current status of digitisation of cultural heritage, national digitisation infrastructure and products developed as a result of digital culture. Apart from addressing issues related to possibilities for the creative use of digital cultural heritage, the Festival will present the latest digitisation projects, along with offering perspectives on future developments expected in this field.

The Festival will open with an overview of the development of digital libraries in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia, while a subsequent session of international presentations will be dedicated to five European digitisation projects sharing a common central element – a digital platform serving both as a unique point of access to and presentation of digitised resources of heritage institutions.

After a session of poster presentations, the programme of the Festival will proceed with a session presenting several cooperation projects and an overview of the currently ongoing digitisation programmes and projects and the resulting new services.

The Festival’s second day will focus on the current issue of the creative use of digital cultural heritage and the development of products associated with digital culture. Apart from presentations providing a theoretical perspective on the subject, the programme will include several presentations on the projects of creative individuals, companies and institutions that used digitised resources in the development of their digital products and services. In this way, the Festival will provide opportunities for professional debate and the exchange of ideas on the role of digitisation and the place of heritage institutions in terms of economy and the digital market.

Several presentations on the Festival’s second day will also address important professional issues in the field of the development of the digital resources management systems, their search and data visualisation features. Digitisation of local heritage is another significant issue that will be addressed through several presentations on both days of the Festival.

We expect that the Festival will provide its participants with opportunities to get better acquainted with the latest developments in the field of digitisation, enable the exchange of experiences with and between various types of heritage and IT specialists, creative individuals, heads of digitisation projects and the representatives of companies and give rise to the development of new cooperation projects.

Detailed information, the preliminary programme and online registration form are available on the Festival’s website.

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IFLA Global Vision – take part in making it real! http://www.nsk.hr/en/ifla-global-vision-take-part-in-making-it-real/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:44:34 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47413

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On 19 March 2018, as part of the annual President’s Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), IFLA Global Vision Report Summary was presented. IFLA Global Vision Discussion, the Federation’s 2017 campaign run for …

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On 19 March 2018, as part of the annual President’s Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), IFLA Global Vision Report Summary was presented. IFLA Global Vision Discussion, the Federation’s 2017 campaign run for the purpose of developing guidelines for the global library community with regard to challenges that librarians currently face as a result of today’s dynamic social and economic developments coupled with rapid technological development, included more than 31,000 participants from 190 countries on all seven continents.

The results of this global discussion, conducted as part of various meetings, workshops and conferences, as well as through an online voting platform, indicate that librarians all around the world share attitudes concerning ten key points, i.e. that libraries are institutions whose principal purpose is to provide free and equal access to information and knowledge, whose fundamental social role is to support literacy, learning and reading, whose activities are primarily directed towards local communities that they operate as part of, that are open to innovations in the field of digital technologies and should act as leaders on the national and regional levels in matters of great social importance. The international library community also shares the view that the greatest challenge to libraries on the global scale is funding and that in conducting their activities they should be as least bureaucratic and as open to changes made necessary by social developments as possible. Likewise, in order to be as well prepared for future challenges as possible, libraries should further improve their cooperation and develop strong partnerships, along with attracting young professionals, whose enthusiasm and progressive ideas, as well as readiness for leadership, will make possible the taking of the traditional role of libraries as the guardians of the memory of the world to a new level.

Based on these key points and other highlights of the presented report, IFLA is launching a new round of activities focusing on the establishment of the future global development strategy for libraries. By organising workshops and through a special online platform, IFLA will be pooling the ideas of librarians all around the globe for the purpose of setting out guidelines for all types of libraries in all types of regions and communities which will enable them to jointly contribute to the development of literate, informed and participative societies.

IFLA invites all members of the international library community to become better acquainted with the details of the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary and contribute to the development of guidelines for libraries all around the world by offering their ideas.

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Quote 3.4.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-3-4-2018/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:37:56 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47346

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The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.

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The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.

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Easter opening hours, 30 March – 3 April 2018 http://www.nsk.hr/en/easter-opening-hours-30-march-3-april-2018/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:10:00 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=47328

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On Friday, 30 March 2018, the Library will close at 18.00 and reopen on Tuesday, 3 April 2018, resuming its regular opening hours. Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić and the Library’s …

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On Friday, 30 March 2018, the Library will close at 18.00 and reopen on Tuesday, 3 April 2018, resuming its regular opening hours.

Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić and the Library’s entire staff wish everyone a Happy Easter 2018!

 

Old Easter card, from the Print Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb.

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