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2015/11/30
On December 8, 2015 we are going to present the first two volumes of a series entitled Collected Works of Aladár Kuncz published jointly by Cluj-Napoca-based Kriterion Publishing House and National Széchényi Library. Next day, on December 9, other novelties by Kriterion will be presented.
2015/11/23
On November 17, 2015 our series of ILS presentations has come to an end with the fourth presentation held this year. The most recent OCLC systems (WorldCat and WMS) were presented, and the lectures delivered during the professional day can be viewed on our site.
2015/11/26
Due to technical reasons, the operation of the Catalogues of Electronic Old Hungarian Library and the Manuscript Collection (E-RMK database) is suspended. We apologize and ask for your patience until our service is back in full operation.
2015/11/24
Electronic Periodicals Archive & Database has been made accessible for Zotero bibliography management application which can be installed as an add-on of Firefox browser.
2015/11/23
On Saturday November 28, 2015 the Library will be closed one hour earlier, at 6 p.m. because the Choir of NSZL will hold a jubilee concert.
2015/11/16
On November 19, 2015, NSZL and the Institute of History of FHSS at Pázmány Péter Catholic University will hold a joint book launch. A volume by Eszter Kovács on Czech-Hungarian Jesuit relationships and a conference volume on Eastern Christian culture edited by Anita Bojtos will be presented at 4.30 p.m.
2015/11/06
Lectures to be delivered on November 25-26, 2015, in four sections will be related to topics such as self-representation, oppression and resistance fights of the 19th century, social and power discourses of the second half of the 20th century and the imprints of power, embracing several disciplines and highlighting a lot of artistic presentation modes.
The inventor of the ballpoint pen and the automatic gear confessed about himself as follows: “Painting and invention are not opposite poles of my personality, to the contrary. They originate from the same source. I feel like the same process makes me paint and invent either. The same excitement, the same challenge: to create something…”
2015/11/04
Our Library keeps a major part of Károly Escher’s bequest including some 38,000 shots. The cameraman and photo artist was born in Szekszárd, Southern Hungary. The exhibition is a selection made from this material, which presents Károly Escher, one of the most significant Hungarian cameramen of the 20th century.
2015/11/05
László Bíró memorial exhibition, which has been open for weeks in the Hungarian pavilion of Expo Milano 2015, can now been visited in National Széchényi Library. The show presenting the oeuvre of László Bíró, inventor of the ballpoint pen, automatic gear and lots of other innovations, will be opened on November 12, 2015.
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