Doors Open Days 2017 held at the National and University Library in Zagreb
Marking National and University Library in Zagreb Day, or NSK Day, which is traditionally celebrated on 22 February, every year the Library organises its Doors Open Days programme. This year’s NSK Doors Open Days, held on 23 and 24 February, again enabled the wider public to get better acquainted with the treasures of Croatia’s cultural heritage preserved in the Library’s collections and the diverse activities of the central Croatian library.
During these two days the Library opened its doors to many interested visitors that were taken around the Library and presented with its collections and services as part of guided tours. They learned more about the Library’s four special collections preserving the most valuable of the Library’s holdings (Manuscripts and Old Books Collection, Map Collection, Print Collection and Music Collection), its Reference Collection, reading rooms collections, closed stacks collection, and about the Library’s printing and bookbinding section.
The programme also included a workshop showcasing different techniques of manual book binding and book decoration (The Secrets of Manual Bookbinding) as well as A Walk Down Digital Library Lane, a special presentation focusing on the Library’s digitisation programme and resources available as part of its NSK Digital Collections portal. The portal offers access to a wide range of digitised or digital-born library resources – from manuscripts and incunabula, old cartographic and newspaper material, printed and manuscript music, over varied visual and visual arts material, music recordings, to web content archived as part of the Croatian Web Archive and theses and dissertations available in the National E-Theses Repository and Croatian National Digital Dissertations Repository.
For all of you who missed this year’s NSK Doors Open Days programme, please know that the Library keeps its online doors open all the time. Make sure you drop by.