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Editorial 2018/2

Dear Friends,

We present to you the winter issue of our journal where you will find three contributions in the reviewed section. This section opens with the article by PhDr. Helena Kučerová PhD. on the subject of the concept of a model and a conceptual model in information science.

The author‘s goal is to point out ways through which thinking about models could be taken in information science and suggests ways towards the forming own theories of conceptual models applied in processes of acquisition, processing and use of information sources.

Doc. PhDr. Jaromír Kubíček CSc. takes us to the world of the First Republic, to the time of the passing of the first library law – the Act of local public libraries of 22nd July 1919. He describes what preceded and followed the enacting of the law and introduces such terminology as: library instructor, culture committees, district library supervisor, legal requirement to found a library, district libraries, travelling libraries, central travelling library in Prague – Klementinum and many others.

We shall stay in history with the article Czech language prayer books of the 18th century printed in roman type and beginning of this printing type in Czech typography by Mgr. David Mach whose contribution introduces a group of Czech language prayer books, similar in content and form, which were published during the 18th or the beginning of the 19th century and printed in the roman type.

In the section libraries and information at home and abroad Mgr. Pavlína Mazáčová, PhD. presents three home grown projects (What wasn’t in the textbook – cooperation of libraries and schools in the education of pupils in the 21st century; Improvement of the quality of pupil education, development of key competences in the regions of education and literacy; Online handbook of information literacy.)

In the first Slovak contribution PhDr. Andrea Hrčková, PhD. takes us to the world of mobile interactive maps which assist in the orientation in libraries. Maps are part of the information and navigational system in libraries and help better orientation of users. Through this they also serve as a prevention against library anxiety (i. e. a state when a user gets lost on library premises or feels negative emotions and questions his / hers ability to orientate themselves in the library). Let us therefore be inspired by the creation of methodology or instruction for the making of these maps and their testing in the library space.

The second Slovak contribution is a review of the book Theoretical resources in information science: utilizing conceptual modelling in information science jointly edited under the leadership of Barbara Drobíková. The work is reviewed and realistically put into context of the subject field by prof. Dušan Katuščák.

The review of the book Conservation and restoration of modern library collections edited by Petra Vávrová and Magda Součková is from the pen of doc. Michal Ďurovič.

The section of the News of foreign library science literature is on the theme...

To conclude I would like to say that I appreciate the work of all who take part in the publication of the journal Knihovna: knihovnická revue and Knihovna plus. Besides others all authors; it can give you a great satisfaction that through your contributions you have taken our profession a little further either from the point of view of terminology, subject or information. You are an inspiration to others.

I wish you success in publishing. The deadline dates are on our webpages

Merry Christmas and a good start in the New Year 2019.

On behalf of the editorial board

Renata Salátová

May 24, 2019

8TH COLLOQUIUM of Library and Information Experts of the V4+ Countries

The IFLA Governing Board seeks nominations for new members of the IFLA BCM Review Group by Friday 15 February 2019. The term served by new members will be from August 2019 to August 2023. Please share this message with others who might be interested to ensure as wide a call as possible.

The IFLA BCM Review Group provides ongoing support for the maintenance and development of the IFLA bibliographic conceptual models.
The terms of reference are:

  • Maintain and revise IFLA's bibliographic conceptual models on an ongoing basis;
  • Develop and make available guidelines and interpretative documents to assist those applying the models;
  • Promote the models and encourage their use in all appropriate information organising communities;
  • Maintain links with relevant groups both within IFLA and in other communities, including formal relationships such as named liaisons.

Read more about the responsibilities of the Review Group in the IFLA website.



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