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head of department
Ljiljana Klevernic
e-mail: kleverniclj@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 266
bibliography redactor
Katalin Rafa
e-mail: krafa@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 159
book-cataloguing redactors
Vesna Ukropina
e-mail: vukropina@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 612 254
+ 381 21 420 199 / 130
Marija Mahovac
e-mail: marija@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 286
Milena Marković
e-mail: markovic@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 162
Melanija Blaskovic
e-mail: melanija@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 612 254
+ 381 21 420 199 / 235
periodical-cataloguing redactor
Stefanija Macko
e-mail: stefanija@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 288
system manager
Novka Sokica-Suvakovic
e-mail: novka@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 278
Donated Library of Austria
Marija Vas
e-mail: mvas@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 272
Initials from

Oktoih prvoglasnik
of Djurdje Crnojevic
cataloguing redactor for
Special regional collection
Sladjana Subasic
e-mail: ssubasic@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 136
Monastery Velika Remeta, aquatint
 



CATALOGUING AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC WORK

The author and subject cataloguing and the classification of new publications, as well as retrospective processing of all other collections in the Library are done electronically using the Matica Srpska Library computer system. The aim of the work is to register all publications in an electronic catalogue and, at the same time, to do the revision of the stock.

The cataloguing is done according the international standards.

The Library makes catalog descriptions of books published in Vojvodina before they are printed (cataloguing in publication - CIP). In bibliographic work, the most important publication is the current Bibliography of Books in Vojvodina (started in 1981). Personal and special bibliographies are prepared too.

Articles from periodicals published by Matica Srpska (Letopis, scientific Reviews), Yearbook of the Matica Srpska Library and other journals and magazines have been processed using the computer. The importance of such analytical cataloguing is manifold, both in offering information to readers and in preparing bibliographies for printing.

The books with dedications and signatures of the authors, as well as the books with various seals and ex-librises are regularily catalogued.

THE ELECTRONIC BASE OF THE LIBRARY

The Matica Srpska Library successfully combines its rich tradition with the demands and needs of the modern computer age. Today, its computer system consists of various information and communication equipment, among which there are ALPHA Server, two VAX computers, 62 terminals, 60 personal computers, 8 matrix and 12 laser printers, etc. The reception, inventory, acquisition and exchange of publications are completely automated, along with cataloguing of bequests, old and rare books, CIP cataloguing, current and retrospective cataloguing of books, bibliographic cataloguing, analytic periodicals' cataloguing, users registration and retrieval of the electronic catalogue.

In the electronic catalogue of the Matica Srpska Library (starten in 1989), which is the largest of its kind in the country, on February 2008, 1.000,000 entries were recorded (books, periodical titles, items of special collections, analytical cataloguing of periodicals). Each of these entries can be retrieved using about hundred different parameters (author, title, publishing year and place, key word, etc.) which means that the electronic base consists of more than 76 million different data on the Library collections.

Since February 2003 together with project of Virtuel Library of Serbia (VBS) on National Library of Serbia servers (http://www.vbs.rs/cobiss/) the test version of mutual electronic base COBIB.SR has been set up with 1,346,035 entries. The base of this electronic catalogue is the Matica Srpska Library's database with 738,137 entries (55%). Sample copy is done on one place, and both the Matica Srpska Library and National Library of Serbia mutualy use the entries.

The Bibliography of Books in Vojvodina and the Bulletin of Acquired Books in Foreign Languages are prepared for publishing using this electronic base. The catalogues of the oldest and the most valuable Library collections are also prepared for publishing with the help of the program for automatized cataloguing of old and rare books.

Special care is taken in preserving the Library computer system and in using the program equipment. The data is protected regularly, by copying the electronic database daily and monthly.

Computer experts participate in developing and testing programe solutions for automatization of the Library work.

The Matica Srpska Library has been linked-up with Internet global information and communication network through Serbian academic network since August 1996. Its electronic base can be find on the Internet on the following web address: http://bmsalf.ns.ac.rs/cobiss/.



Reilly's map of Serbia from 1791, cooper engraving
The plan of Sabac fortress from 1788, cooper engraving

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

One of the most interesting collections in the Library, based on the variety of content, informativenes and form of publication, is the collection of special library material.

Cartographic and geographic collection (6,900 maps and plans, 1,200 atlases, 2,900 tourist guides, 37,300 postcards...)
Music collection (9,930 sheet music, 25,240 records, 6,480 cassettes, 196 video cassettes, 620 CD and 700 musical programmes)
Art collection (52,500 posters, 3,200 postcards with art reproductions, 18,300 catalogues of art exhibitions)
Collection of minor documentary material (about 321,000 units - directories, calendars, invitations, programs of exhibitions, recipes, time-tables, telephone books, comics... etc.)

These collections are accessible to users in the reading room for special library material.


The postcard of Novi Sad
from 1914
The market place in Novi Sad from the middle of the 19th century,
the graphics

A SPECIAL REGIONAL COLLECTION

A special regional collection gathers together books and periodicals published and printed in Vojvodina, publications about Vojvodina, or written by the authors of Vojvodina in Serbian, Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Ruthenian and other languages. This collection has a museum value. Special sets of books, such as the publications of Matica Srpska, the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts and the Montenegrian Academy of Science and Arts, have also found their place in the Matica Srpska Library.

ODELJENJE KATALOSKO-BIBLIOGRAFSKE OBRADE
From the Apostlos of Matica srpska from the 13th century

 

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