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Dear Readers! For the year 2016, National Széchényi Library subscribed to the following external databases: journal package of Akadémiai Kiadó, dictionaries of Akadémiai Kiadó, MeRSZ digital content service of Akadémiai Kiadó, JSTOR Language and Literature package, MLA/LRC, Grove Music and Arcanum ADT+.
Between April 19 and 24, 2016, National Széchényi Library will join BudapestArtWeek fine arts festival which will be held for the very first time. Our Library will join the series of programs with an exhibition entitled Jewish Manuscripts and Ceremonial Objects.
A new periodical entitled Földtani kutatás (Geological Research) was added to the Electronic Periodical Archive & Database (EPA). The archive has been created jointly by NSZL, the Hungarian Office for Mining and Geology and the Hungarian Geological Society. The entire content of EPA can be accessed free of charge.
For three years now, NSZL staff has been participating in Mikes Kelemen Program organized by the State Secretariat for Hungarian Communities Abroad of the Prime Minister’s Office. Documents arriving from overseas in Hungary have been stored and systemized. Until the end of 2015, some 72 m³, approximately 55–60,000 documents have arrived in Budapest.
On February 17, 2016, Dr. László Tüske, Director-General of National Széchényi Library visited the Rare Book Room and Collection at the National Central Library of Taiwan. He was also invited to speak on The Role and Tasks of an East-Central European National Library in the 21st century.
Dear Readers! We inform you that, due to a library event, the Reading Room of the Collection of Posters and Small Prints will be closed from 3 p.m. on February 24.
On February 17, 2016 László Tüske, Director-General of NSZL will deliver a lecture at the second biggest book festival of Asia, at Taipei International Book Exhibition. Our Library will represent Hungary with several publications at the festival and, following the exhibition, these publications will be donated to National Central Library.
On March 2, 2016 National Széchényi Library will hold a roundtable discussion with the participation of collectors, antiquarians and bibliographers. The discussion will focus on topics such as: What were the characteristics of Petrik’s bibliography, what was the Hungarian national bibliography like between 1701 and 1920? How the science historical status of retrospective national bibliography can be described? We are looking forward to seeing you at the discussion!
In the first quarter of 2016, National Széchényi Library will organize a free series of screenings of films which were presented at the Hungarian Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015. The organizers of Expo Milano aimed at placing the culture of the exhibiting countries in the spotlight by providing a reason and opportunity to make these films. Date of the second screening is Thursday February 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
The album entitled Ex libris and image culture. Modern Hungarian ex librises by Kornélia Vas-Tóth, published by NSZL and Kossuth Publishing House, will be presented on February 24, 2016. The image album presents over 1,000 ex librises to readers. Exceptionally well-written, the volume features rich content in its introductory part, a thorough list of images and an index of names. Running on 352 pages, it gives an overall view of modern Hungarian ex librises.
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