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Non-destructive survey of bookbinding structure using X-ray radiation

Summary: The National Library of the Czech Republic, Collection Preservation Division has long been interested in the research of non-visible information in books and bookbinding. We are using non-destructive m...

Air quality measurement in depositories of the National Library of the Czech Republic – measurement methods and selected results

Summary: Preventive protection of library collections is the basis of care for their preservation. Important part of it is to ensure quality indoor air of depositories. The paper deals with climate conditions r...

Collection of sheet music of the Provost Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross in Litomyšl

Summary: The aim of this study is to bring attention to the collection of sheet music that has survived at the Provost Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross in Litomyšl. This previously unknown collection bo...

Image of the information environment of scholarly communication through the lens of researchers in the Slovak Republic

Summary: We define the information environment of scholarly communication generally with the use of concepts of information environment and information infrastructure, digital and open science. The typical info...

Information as Concept and Concept as Information in the Light of Epistemology and Methodology

Summary: The paper deals with the definition and classification of the concept of information in terms of epistemology and methodology. It is divided into two parts: theoretical and analytical part. In the theo...

100 years since the publication of the Library Act

Summary: The first task of the new parliament and government after the establishment of Czechoslovakia in October 1918 was the stabilization of economic and social conditions. Yet among the first laws passed by...

Czech language prayer-books of the 18th century printed in Roman type and the origin of this printing type in Czech typography

Summary: The contribution presents a group of Czech language prayer-books similar in content and form which were published during the 18th century or at the beginning of the 19th century and were not printed i...

The concept of model and conceptual model in information science

Summary: Modelling and application of models affect virtually all areas of human activity, including those of interest to information science. Although the creation and use of models have always been implicitly...

Toward to the Concept of Community Library: Searching for Meaning and Application

Summary: Although the community library is a term mentioned in the strategic documents of the Czech librarianship, systematic attention has not been paid to it, especially in connection with the results of comm...

JPEG 2000 as Ar­chival Format for still Images

Summary: Format JPEG 2000 was introduced in 2000 and since then we can see discussions about its suitability for long term preservation of still images. Actually JPEG 2000 is used in project National digital li...

Czechoslovak librarianship, 1939–1959: selected issues of historical development

Summary: The article is based on a paper presented at the information seminar „Books Discovered Once Again“ (Prague, 2016). It introduces the main trends in the development of Czechoslovak librarian­ship, ...

Transfers of confiscated books in Czechoslovakia after WWII

Summary: Extensive confiscations of German property in Czechoslovakia after WWII included large amount of books and library collections. Beside the property of the Sudeten Germans there were also co-llections m...

Perspectives of the development of pre-reading skills on the platform of intergenerational learning: a case study

Summary: This article focuses on the topical subject of intergenerational learning as a platform for the development of pre-reading skills in the environment of a nursery school. The theme reflects on the resea...

Online Availability of Selected Czech Digitized Map Collections in the Czech Republic

Summary: The article deals with electronic availability of the largest Czech digitized map collections. The technical requirements for the equipment of a user were examined, as well as the possibilities and dif...

Audio documents in the collections of memory institutions in context of long term preservation in Czech Republic. Feasibility study by National Library of Czech Republic about the possibility of long term preservation of digitized itemsi

Summary: A great attention has been paid in the Czech Republic in the recent past to the digitization of printed materials and a long term preservation of digitized documents. Now is the turn of another, until ...

Publishing behavior and attitudes towards open access among scientists in the Czech Republic

Summary: The article sums up basic results from a questionnaire survey which took place in 2013–2014. The research focuses on the publication behaviour of Czech researchers and their attitudes towards open ac...

Knihopis of Czech and Slovak early printed books and its integration into the electronic portal Knihověda.cz

Summary: The article deals with the issues of the national retrospective bibliography, specifically its Czech-language part, the Knihopis of Czech and Slovak Early Printed Books from the Earliest Period until t...

Research use of web archived data

Summary: Major part of our communication and media production has moved from traditional print media into digital universe. Digital content on the web is diverse and fluid; it emerges, changes and disappears ev...

Watermark research in the music sources registered in the Union Music Catalogue of the National Library of the Czech Republic

Bohemian watermark research of the musical sources registered in the Union Catalogue of Music of the National Library of the Czech Republic started in 2014 and it has been conducted by the curators of the Natio...

Rights to the data administered by public libraries in the light of amendments of the Freedom of Information Act

Summary: Public libraries – in the focus of law – are cultural institutions taking care of not negligible values within public interest. Among others, their activities are regulated by the part of the Czech...