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  Libellarium : journal for the history of writing, books and memory institutions
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   ISSN (Print) 1846-8527 - ISSN (Online) 1846-8527
   Published by University of Zadar Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Using newspaper collections in information institutions for research
           purposes: experiences of historians and linguists

    • Authors: Maja Krtalić, Hana Marčetić
      Pages: 165 - 177
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present the opinions, experiences and needs of a sample of scientists in the field of the humanities – namely historians and philologists – and their use of newspaper collections in memory institutions during scientific research. A part of the results gathered in the research, which was conducted within the Newspapers as a source of scientific information in social sciences and humanities project, and is presented here. This project examined the extent and practices in the use of newspapers as a resource of information for scientific research in the social sciences and humanities field in Croatia. The quantitative and qualitative data about the methods and level of use of newspaper material as a resource in scientific research were gathered. The results of this project implied that the newspapers are recognised and used as an admissible resource in scientific work, especially in the fields of history and philology. The fact that scientists have specific information needs and search patterns should be considered in creating innovative and effective digital newspaper collections.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015)
  • Analysis of Croatian archives' web page from the perspective of
           public programmes

    • Authors: Goran Pavelin
      Pages: 179 - 195
      Abstract: In order to remain relevant in society, archivists should promote collections and records that are kept in the archives. Through public programmes, archives interact with customers and various public actors and create the institutional image. This paper is concerned with the role of public programmes in the process of modernization of the archival practice, with the emphasis on the Croatian state archives. The aim of the paper is to identify what kind of information is offered to users and public in general on the web sites of the Croatian state archives. Public programmes involve two important components of archival practice: archives and users. Therefore, public programmes ensure good relations with the public. Croatian archivists still question the need for public relations in archives, while American and European archives have already integrated public relations into the basic archival functions. The key components needed for successful planning and implementation of public programs are the source of financing, compliance with the annual work plan, clear goals, defined target audience, cooperation and support from the local community, and the evaluation of results.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015)
  • Translations of IFLA's documents published by the Croatian Library
           Association - analysis, status, prospects

    • Authors: Ana Barbarić
      Pages: 197 - 230
      Abstract: The paper provides an overview of the Croatian translation of IFLA documents, guidelines, manuals and standards published by the Croatian Library Association (CLA), including both documents as standalone editions in monographs and parts of proceedings or serial publications. For this purpose we have made the bibliography of translations including the year 2014. Data on the published translations have been analyzed according to quantitative and qualitative parameters. Based on the collected data, the author has tried to determine if there is a need for further publication of translations of IFLA's documents in the edition of CLA. The paper provides an insight into the issue of publishing by professional associations in Croatia.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015)
  • Authorship in Croatian copyright legislation from 1846 to 2007

    • Authors: Zoran Velagić, Ines Hocenski
      Pages: 231 - 252
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate and present concepts of the author and his/her copyright work in copyright legislation that entered into force in Croatia from 1846 to 2007. 17 legal documents (acts, corrigenda, amendments) were investigated using the content analysis method. The analysis of the results gives an insight into various cultural and sociological dimensions of authorship in the given time-frame. Special attention was paid to definitions of the author and his/her copyright work, examples of copyright works and exceptions related to the duration of copyright for different kinds of copyright works. As there had been no systematic overview of such legal documents in the available literature, they were briefly described in the first part of the paper, highlighting the important articles that stress the role of authors and their copyright work. In the analysis and summary we provide a systematic overview of the main concepts, with a special review of copyright laws in relation to new technologies and artistic forms: it is their relationship that testifies to the complexity of the term 'copyright work'. The paper shows that the basic perception of the author, his/her copyright works and their relations in the analysed copyright legislation has not changed significantly during this period of time. All legal documents refer to the examples of copyright work, and in 1957 a definition of copyright work was included, according to which copyright work is every spiritual (later referred to as intellectual) creation. The concept of the author is strongly linked with the concept of author's copyright work. Various examples of copyright works allow us to see the difference between works that are permanent (e.g. literary works, music works, art works) and works that are yet to be protected by copyright thanks to the development of technology and new features of artistic expression (e.g. photography, movies, computer programs). The process of getting copyright is reflected in articles that regulate the duration of copyright.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015)
  • Evaluation of academic library collection using a check-list method

    • Authors: Kornelija Petr Balog, Marija Bugarski
      Pages: 253 - 265
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the quality of the ILS library collection of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) in Osijek, Croatia and its congruence with the curriculum. The quality of the collection is measured using the check-list method. The required and optional reading lists of the Department of Information Sciences at the FHSS (academic year 2011/2012) are used as standard lists that the library holdings are compared to. The results found that the library does not have 30.8 per cent of the titles on the reading lists. The remaining 33.9 per cent of the titles are accessible in the library, 28.5 per cent are free electronic resources, and 6.8 per cent of titles are accessible for students through the Department’s Moodle, Learning Management System. The study provides data about the titles available and not available in the FHSS library. However, it does not differentiate between the titles on the required and optional reading lists. This study provides the FHSS librarians with the list of titles that should be obtained in the near future. In Croatia, very few papers on collection assessment have been published so far, and this is the first study about the quality of a library collection at the University of Osijek. The paper attempts to fill that gap and contribute to a deeper understanding of the quality of library collections in the Croatian academic setting.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015)
  • Visual communication on the covers of the journals Vijenac, Kolo and Zarez
           (1999 – 2011)

    • Authors: Josipa Selthofer
      Pages: 267 - 284
      Abstract: The aim of the paper is to analyse and compare graphic elements of visual communication on selected journal covers. The research was conducted using the covers of the journals Zarez, Vijenac and Kolo published from 1999 to 2011. The journal sample was selected based on the availability of periodicals, their topic and their cultural and social relevance. The research showed that visual communication on journal covers varies depending on the identity of the journal. Images are the key element in creating the message on the cover, they determine the way a journal communicates, giving it style, tone, and depth. Although thematically very similar, the journals we compared speak a different visual language. The main characteristic of Zarez is the daring and ironic visual communication that criticizes social events. In Vijenac, and in Kolo in particular, a more passive method of communication is used, which merely reflects the society and culture in which it is situated and about which it testifies. Focused on comments about general social and cultural events, without any real involvement, Kolo lacks the key element of visual communication that intrigues and directs readers' attention to the journal.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015)
  • Croatian library leaders’ views on (their) library quality

    • Authors: Kornelija Petr Balog, Martina Dragija Ivanović
      Pages: 141 - 164
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to determine and describe the library culture in Croatian public libraries. Semi-structured interviews with 14 library directors (ten public and four academic) were conducted. The tentative discussion topics were: definition of quality, responsibility for quality, satisfaction with library services, familiarization with user perspective of library and librarians, monitoring of user expectations and opinions. These interviews incorporate some of the findings of the project Evaluation of library and information services: public and academic libraries. The project investigates library culture in Croatian public and academic libraries and their preparedness for activities of performance measurement. The interviews reveal that library culture has changed positively in the past few years and that library leaders have positive attitude towards quality and evaluation activities. Library culture in Croatian libraries is a relatively new concept and as such was not actively developed and/or created. This article looks into the library culture of Croatian libraries, but at the same time investigates whether there is any trace of culture of assessment in them. Also, this article brings the latest update on views, opinions and atmosphere in Croatian public and academic libraries.
      PubDate: 2014-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2014)
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