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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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Quote 4.7.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-4-7-2018/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:36:52 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=48556

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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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“Books, Directions, Audiences” stopping over at NSK to present Bulgaria’s heritage as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage http://www.nsk.hr/en/books-directions-audiences-stopping-over-at-nsk-to-present-bulgarias-heritage-as-part-of-the-european-year-of-cultural-heritage/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:43:37 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49442

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Books, Directions, Audiences, a touring exhibition of the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria (NKRB) featuring Bulgaria’s heritage as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme, will open on 3 July 2018 in the …

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Books, Directions, Audiences, a touring exhibition of the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria (NKRB) featuring Bulgaria’s heritage as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme, will open on 3 July 2018 in the grand lobby of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK).

The exhibition will be opened by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Croatia Tanya Dimitrova, with additional addresses by Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić, Vice-Director of the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria Antoaneta Totomanova and Special Envoy of the Croatian Minister of Culture Mihaela Majcen-Marinić.

Archivist Boyana Mincheva, from the Bulgarian national library’s Manuscripts and Early Printed Books department, will present in greater detail the exhibition’s highlights, i.e. some of the Bulgarian library’s greatest treasures, such as manuscripts, early printed books and works of Asian cultural heritage preserved in its collections.

The Books, Directions, Audiences exhibition has been organised as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian-Bulgarian society, with the financial support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).

Being another step in the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries as well as their national libraries, this exhibition was preceded by Sacred Tongue of My Predecessors: Croatian-Bulgarian Parallels, a 2015 exhibition presenting the long-standing presence of Bulgaria and Bulgarians in Croatian literature through issues and circumstances common to both countries and nations which subsequently got its online counterpart and is now permanently available as the homonymous virtual exhibition.

The Books, Directions, Audiences exhibition will remain on view until 20 July 2018.

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Hurray! The millionth bibliographic record in the online catalogue of the National and University Library in Zagreb http://www.nsk.hr/en/the-millionth-bibliographic-record-in-the-online-catalogue-of-the-national-and-university-library-in-zagreb/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:27:04 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49360

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The online catalogue of the National and University Library in Zagreb reached one million bibliographic records for resources in the Library’s collections. It is a significant number, evidencing the Library’s long-standing efforts to computerise its services, automate library …

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The online catalogue of the National and University Library in Zagreb reached one million bibliographic records for resources in the Library’s collections. It is a significant number, evidencing the Library’s long-standing efforts to computerise its services, automate library operations and finally undergo a complete digital transformation.

On this occasion, on 15 June 2018, the Library organised and hosted a small celebration that brought together the Library’s Director General Tatijana Petrić, NSK Integrated Library System Adviser Dijana Machala, Head of NSK Cataloguing Department Tanja Buzina, Professor from the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Aleksandra Horvat, Head of NSK Current National Bibliography Division Lobel Machala, Head of the NSK Monographic Publications Cataloguing Division Vesna Hodak and – Monika Batur, a member of the staff of the NSK Cataloguing Department who created the jubilee record. “In a supportive and stimulating working atmosphere that Thursday afternoon, it turned out that it was my record that was archived as the millionth in our bibliographic database. This certainly gives us a good reason for celebration, since it brings attention to the dedicated work of all cataloguers which makes the bridge between a library and its users solid and reliable. The organisation of library resources in the modern age necessitates a comprehensive and functional online catalogue, since it is the means for enabling a quick and easy access to information about library resources to both library users and librarians,” said Batur, who joined the Library’s cataloguers as recently as January 2018.

The beginning of computerisation of the Library’s services dates back to 1979 and the planning of the new library building, which was to be only one of the vehicles for the transformation of the Library, with its traditional operations and services, into the modern library, entirely suited to the requirements of the information age. At the beginning of the 1980s, the National and University Library in Zagreb was “the first computerised library” on the territory of then Yugoslavia, and its archives hold records that it even “managed to procure a UNIVAC V77-612 computer”. Considering the embargo that was in force at the time, i.e. restrictions on the import of computer equipment from the West, this represented a truly great achievement, and as thus was rightfully singled out in the Library’s annual work report.

The experimental phase of computerised cataloguing began in 1980, while as soon as the next year the Library adopted the international standard and format for computer cataloguing of its resources. Records show that in 1983 the computerisation of cataloguing resulted in the creation of 1,130 bibliographic records, 637 of which were for books printed in 1981 and 219 for those printed in 1982. The next year, the Library planned the development of a software for the printing of then current national bibliography of books, which was to be “the first printed bibliography of books published in the Socialist Republic of Croatia compiled by way of a computer”. At the same time, the Library developed a special software for the development of a computerised version of the then current national bibliography of treatises, journal articles and works published in national literary journals whose compilation started on 1 December 1982. Apart from its CROATICA database and current national bibliographies, the Library was also developing its old books database (1984), central catalogue of foreign books (1984), Cataloguing-in-Publication programme (1984) and the monograph accessions database (1985).

During this pre-internet time, the Library’s professionals dedicatedly worked on the development of strategic guidelines for the establishment of the modern national library and information centre, i.e. an information system that would integrate all libraries at the national level. The Library’s collections at that time included 1,262,281 monographs and 210,633 serial publications, with the growth of 50,111 items per year. The guidelines highlight many obstacles to the realisation of the Library’s objectives, ranging from the inadequate technical equipment of libraries in Croatia to the insufficient number of qualified librarians, and others. Nevertheless, notwithstanding all those limitations, by the end of 1988, the National and University Library in Zagreb had 120,000 bibliographic units in its computerised catalogue, with some 30 librarians working on “the online interactive data entry”. Until 1990, alongside the computerised catalogue, the Library continued to compile its card catalogue, distributing to Croatian libraries records in both formats.

In 1990, the Library introduced a fully computerised cataloguing procedure, entirely discontinuing its card catalogue, while in 1995 it developed the first user interface for searching its online catalogue, which was accessible via user computers made available in the Library’s new building. The growing Library’s catalogue now includes records for all types of holdings in the Library’s collections, in all formats, i.e. online, electronic and printed resources, audio-visual resources, prints, cartographic material, etc., while data on resources published prior to 1990 from the old card catalogue have been digitised and are available as part of the Library’s website.

“Cataloguing is not often under the spotlight, but is certainly one of the fundamental activities of the Library and the prerequisite for many of its other services and operations, especially in today’s digital age,” said Head of NSK Cataloguing Department Tanja Buzina. Also expressing her congratulations, NSK Director General Tatijana Petrić pointed out that this jubilee record should prompt an even faster further development of the Library’s catalogue – “We hope that a shorter period of time will be required to include the next million records in our catalogue and that all the Library’s resources will be available online in the near future.” Wishing to highlight the importance of high-quality bibliographic records, Head of NSK Current National Bibliography Division Lobel Machala emphasised their central role in the development of the national bibliographic centre, which supports the development of the Croatian publishing sector and enables the sharing and use of bibliographic records among libraries making up the national library system.

The National and University Library in Zagreb continues to invest its efforts in the development of a comprehensive and functional national library information system, the most recent part of which is the Croatian National Union Catalogue, currently also under development.

(Featured photo of the NSK card catalogue by Eva Vučković)

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Opening hours from 22 to 26 June 2018 http://www.nsk.hr/en/opening-hours-from-22-to-26-june-2018/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:42:26 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49325

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The Library will be closed on Friday, 22 June, Saturday, 23 June, and Monday, 25 June 2018. On Tuesday, 26 June 2018, the Library will resume its regular opening hours.

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The Library will be closed on Friday, 22 June, Saturday, 23 June, and Monday, 25 June 2018.

On Tuesday, 26 June 2018, the Library will resume its regular opening hours.

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European Year of Cultural Heritage: NSK hosting “I Feel Slovenia. I Feel Culture” photographic exhibition http://www.nsk.hr/en/european-year-of-cultural-heritage-nsk-hosting-i-feel-slovenia-i-feel-culture-exhibition/ Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:31:15 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=49283

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The National and University Library in Zagreb is hosting I Feel Slovenia. I Feel Culture, a photographic exhibition organised by the Slovenian Government Communication Office and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, as part of the EU European Year …

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The National and University Library in Zagreb is hosting I Feel Slovenia. I Feel Culture, a photographic exhibition organised by the Slovenian Government Communication Office and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, as part of the EU European Year of Cultural Heritage programme. Put on as a way of marking the Slovenian Statehood Day (25 June), the exhibition opened on 13 June and will remain on view until 26 June 2018.

Featuring the works of the most prominent Slovenian photographers, the exhibition presents such highlights of Slovenia’s cultural and natural heritage as the Solkan bridge, the longest stone bridge in the world, the Škofja Loka Passion Play tradition, which has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a former mercury mine in Idrija, a site included on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, along with sites of exquisite natural beauty – the Velika Planina plateau, the Brda hills, karst caves, the vineyards of the world-famous Terrano grape, etc.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage programme has been conducted all around the European Union for the purpose of encouraging its citizens to reflect upon the place of cultural heritage in their lives and better understand and appreciate its value. Our heritage: Where the past meets the future, the slogan of this all-year-round European initiative, reminds us that our active engagement with cultural heritage is the essential prerequisite for its long-term preservation, a wise way to make the most out of our presence and really the only way to build a safe and bright future for generations to come.

The National and University Library in Zagreb joined this cultural initiative by several of its own programmes, celebrating all forms of Croatia’s national heritage – the Book Art in Croatia exhibition, which was hosted by the National and University Library in Ljubljana, Fiofest 2018 concert, which commemorated maestro Fio, a great name in the context of the preservation of Croatia’s musical heritage, Eight Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects, the Books, directions, audiences exhibition, prepared in cooperation with the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria, and Croatian Glagolitic Heritage, an upcoming exhibition scheduled to take place in November and December 2018.

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