Extended test access to electronic resources of the Brill publisher
Currently, users can access to:
In cooperation with the Central Humanities Library (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) and the COSEC Consortium, the test access is extended until 31 May 2020. Remote access is available to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana - members of the University of Ljubljana libraries and of the Central Technical Library and to all NUK members.
Test Access to Oxford Scholarly Editions OnlineThe COSEC consortium has obtained test access to the Oxford Scholarly Editions Online. It currently includes writers active between 701 and 1901, as well as Classical Latin and Greek authors — Aristotle, Austen, Bentham, Catullus, Dickens, Plato, Virgil, Wordsworth, Aristophanes and others. It contains over 1,500 scholarly editions — the equivalent of more than 754,000 print pages.
Test Access to three e-resources of the Brill Publisher
Jointly with the Central Humanities Library (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana), we obtained test access to three collections in the fields of humanities and social sciences of the Brill publisher:
Electronic resources will be accessible until May 22, 2020. Remote access is available to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana, who are members of the University of Ljubljana libraries and of the Central Technical Library, and to all NUK members.
Research on Reading eBooks on Mobile Devices
The National and University Library (NUK) is proud to be participating in the four-year European project EODOPEN - E-Books on Demand that opens access to European web users. Our goal is to increase the volume of digitally accessible material to young, blind and visually impaired users. The project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Creative Europe program.
Within the project, we are conducting two survey researches among users of all fifteen project partners. The first survey aims to reach e-book readers on mobile devices, especially young people, while the second is designed to reach blind and visually impaired e-book readers, also on mobile devices. The research helps to determine the needs for customizing the material in different file formats, offers information on how a structure and characteristics of eBooks affect users' experience and reading practices, and what are applications and devices that blind and visually impaired users need to read e-books. Data collected in the research will be used in the project's further activities, and in making guidelines and recommendations for the creation of accessible digitized material.
Please take about seven minutes to complete the questionnaire (in Slovene language):
During the lifetime of the project, we also collect proposals for digitization of the NUK collections’ material. Proposals can be submitted via the form on EODOPEN website (in Slovene).
Test Access to Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)
The COSEC consortium has obtained test access to the Academic Search Ultimate (the EBSCO provider).
The Academic Search Ultimate offers a collection of peer-reviewed journals with full texts, including many journals indexed in major citation indices. Scientific journals, popular magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos are intended for professionals in many branches of knowledge - astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health sciences, law, literature, mathematics, pharmacology, women's studies, zoology and other fields.
Remote access is available until June 16, 2020 to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana, members of the University of Ljubljana libraries, of the National and University Library and the Central Technical Library.
Test Access to De Gruyter E-Books
The COSEC consortium has acquired test access to 75,000 e-book titles of the De Gruyter publisher and its affiliate publishers. The book collection published from the years 1650 to 2016, covers various fields of the humanities and social sciences.
The collection can be accessed through the De Gruyter Online portal.
Until June 30, 2020, remote access is available to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana who are members of the University of Ljubljana libraries, of the Central Technical Library as well as to all members of the National and University Library.
Test Access to SAGE online resources, renewed testing of New Pauly Supplements Online and Access to Cambridge Core
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, some providers and publishers of electronic information resources have expanded their content, or provided wider access to existing ones. In co-operation with the Central Technical Library of the University of Ljubljana, we have provided access to the Cambridge Core electronic resource of the Cambridge University Press. The collection will be accessible until May 31, 2020.
At the University of Ljubljana, we have extended the test access to supplements of the New Pauly Online, encyclopaedic source relating to ancient world. It consists of:
New Paully Supplements Online I:
New Paully Supplements Online II:
Test access, extended until May 10, 2020, is enabled in cooperation with the Central Humanities Library (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) and the COSEC Consortium. Remote access is available to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana, who are members of the University of Ljubljana and of the CTK library, and for all NUK members.
The COSEC consortium also obtained test access to two resources of the SAGE publisher
Electronic resources are available to all members of the SAGE consortium by 7 July 2020, i.e. subscribers to SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier). Remote access is available to students, graduates, full-time or part-time employees, contractors and retired persons of the following institutions:
Expanded content and increased access to electronic resources through remote access
During exceptional measures due to the coronavirus epidemic, some suppliers and publishers of electronic information resources have expanded their range of contents, and enabled a wider access to the existing ones.
The Central Technical Library of the University of Ljubljana has obtained expanded access to contents for all members of the JSTOR consortium. Users can access all archive and current journal collections, as well as about 35,000 books of some publishers. Remote access is enabled to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana who are members of the University of Ljubljana libraries, members of the Central Technical Library and the National and University Library.
The COSEC consortium has revised most of the EBSCO's electronic license agreements, thus a remote access to resources is now available to all members of libraries or institutions. Details are available on the Mrežnik web site.
Between April 6 and June 5, the Elsevier publisher is facilitating access to six additional electronic resources (remote access is available to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana who are members of the University of Ljubljana libraries, members of the Central Technical Library and the National and University Library.
Test Access to Four Bloomsbury Publishers Collections
The Library acquired a test access to four Bloomsbury collections.
Remote access is available to students and employees of the University of Ljubljana - members of the University of Ljubljana libraries and of the Central Technical Library (CTK), and to all NUK members.
European Commission Endorsed Nomination of Prešeren's Zdravljica for the European Heritage Label
We are pleased to announce a wonderful news - the European Commission has endorsed the nomination of Prešeren's Zdravljica for the European Heritage Label. Thus, this valuable document has been classified among the most important monuments that bear witness to the history of the European idea and integration. The nomination of the Zdravljica poem was submitted jointly by the Ministry of Culture and the National and University Library, that keeps the poet’s manuscript, and some experts. This is the third entry of the Slovenian heritage on the prestigious European heritage list – in addition to the Javorca Church and the Franja Partisan Hospital.
With its humanistic message, the poem reflects the idea of a united and peaceful Europe. Prešeren's freedom-loving and cosmopolitan verses go beyond time and space boundaries, they are relevant even today. The poem is not only the Slovenian national symbol: it is a direct reflection of the Spring of Nations, the aspiration for a peaceful coexistence of groups and individuals, the fight for freedom of expression and the abolition of censorship. It is the only national anthem to build a community identity on a universal, cosmopolitan experience of coexistence and friendship, thus echoing the message of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the anthem of the European Union.
Awarding of the European Heritage Label is a recognition to the cultural heritage of the Slovenian nation, and its contribution to the idea of the European integration. The National and University Library, which keeps the poet’s manuscript of the poem, has become the memorial site of Prešeren's Zdravljica. Digitized Zdravljica manuscripts can be seen on the DLib.si website
Open Access to IMF eLibrary
The IMF eLibrary electronic resource has been open to all users since 1 January 2020. The collection contains books, serials and statistics in the field of economics published by the International Monetary Fund.
From 31 January 2020 to 3 March 2020, test access to the PressReader electronic resource is made available to all members of the University of Ljubljana libraries (including NUK and CTK).
The PressReader Collection offers current issues of more than 7,000 national, regional and local newspapers and journals from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Latin and North America.
NUK2NOW! - Typographic Visions of Students
As letters are an everyday and natural element of our information society, the importance of their form is often overlooked. A font format complements a text’s content: a format can emphasize and make a content stronger, or it obscures and belittles it. In the age of ever-present screens and messages, choosing the right typography is more important than ever. This especially applies to libraries, as they are institutions whose life, activities and identity are inseparably linked to letters: in a changed information scenery, libraries are required to rethink their mission. At the time of planning programs content for the new NUK2 building, fifteen Slovenian and two visiting students were invited to create their own type of writings for the National and University Library. The project was realized jointly with the Department of Textiles, Graphics and Design (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering) as part of the Creative Typography Subject. Under the mentorship of Nace Pušnik, PhD Assistant Professor, seventeen original typographies were created. They express students' visions of the institution, in which centuries of tradition are intertwined with new information trends. Students also expressed their ideas about what a library is, and what a modern library should look like.
The opening of the NUK2ZDAJ exhibition will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 6 pm in the Plečnik Hallway.
Exhibition of manuscripts, printed and translated editions of Prešeren's Zdravljica
On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the day of Prešeren’s death and the Slovenian Cultural Holiday, you are invited to the Main Reading Room of the National and University Library to visit the exhibition of selected manuscripts, translations and printed editions of Prešeren's Zdravljica (A Toast).
New Journals of Emerald Publishing
In 2020, the Library obtained access to all journals of the Emerald Premier publisher, thus the access to 309 scientific and professional journals, thus access to additional 112 journals. The journals cover the fields of economics, marketing, logistics, mechanical engineering, education, information sciences, tourism, organizational sciences, healthcare and environmental sciences.
Emerald Premier online is available from the locations of the University of Ljubljana, the Central Technical Library (CTK) and NUK, and through remote access to students, graduates and staff (including retired professors) of the University of Ljubljana and CTK, and to all NUK members.
“PLečnik’s Ljubljana” for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The Government adopted a nomination of the buildings and urban development works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The list of Plečnik's works comprises also the National and University Library building.
More information on gov.si portal.
New Oxford University Press Journals
In 2020, the Library obtained access to additional 47 journals, so now 291 subscribed newspapers of the Oxford University Press can be accessed. The collection includes different topics: medicine, biology, mathematics and physics, law, humanities and social sciences.
The collection is available from the locations of the University of Ljubljana, the Central Technical Library (CTK) and NUK, and through remote access to all members of the University of Ljubljana, NUK and CTK.
Access to De Gruyer Journals
More than 450 scientific and professional journals (about hundred are of open access) can be accessed through the De Gruyter Online portal. Most journals are in English, the majority of them resulted also from cooperation between international societies. They cover various thematic areas: biology, chemistry, geography, history, law, librarianship and information science, linguistics, literature, mathematics, physics, medicine, philosophy, theology, religion, political science, economics and sociology.
De Gruyter online is available from locations of the University of Ljubljana, the Central Technical Library (CTK) and NUK; through remote access is available to students and staff of the University of Ljubljana, the Central Technical Library and to all NUK members.
Library hours during holidays
We wish you Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year.
EODOPEN Launched to Digitize 15,000 Books
On November 19, the kick-off meeting of the 4-year project EODOPEN, co-financed by the European Commission under the Culture Programme, took place at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. The aim of the project is to digitize 15,000 textual materials from the 20th and 21th century, taking into account the needs and requests of the defined target groups.
“EODOPEN expects to directly target more than 1 million people in Europe,” Silvia Gstrein, the leader of the project and the Head of the Digital Services Department of the University of Innsbruck, introduced the ambitious plans. “We have a team of more than 40 persons from 11 countries, so it will be a 4 years’ challenge for all of us. But the outcome, 15,000 digitized materials that will be available for everyone, is definitely motivating.”
EODOPEN aims at the engagement with the local and regional communities in the selection of materials. Also, one of the goals is to provide the digitized materials in different formats, so that they would be accessible for everyone (e.g. mobile users, blind users). At the same time, the second goal is to strengthen the capacity of library and other culture heritage institutions staff with regards to dealing adequately with rights clearance questions.
During the project, different events will be organized to get feedback from several target groups on the selection of textual materials to be digitized. Students, academics, researchers, teachers, but also the general public are expected to express their needs for digitization.
The digitized items will be made available to the broad European public on the project participants’ well-established digital libraries as well as on a common portal developed during the project lifetime, ensuring transnational circulation and access to cultural works as a result of the project.
EODOPEN or eBooks-On-Demand-Network Opening Publications for European Netizens is a 4-year project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Culture Programme, aiming at the direct engagement with national, regional and local communities in the selection of materials from the 20th and 21st century to be digitized. The project partner states are Austria, Estonia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden, Slovenia and Lithuania. The total project amount is approximately 4 million euros. Additional information: Silvia Gstrein, coordinator of the EODOPEN network, University of Innsbruck, Library, email@example.com, tel. ++43-(0)512-507-25400.
NUK is Partner of the National Gallery Exhibition The Great City of Ljubljana and Its First Bishop Sigismund Lamberg (1420–1488)
The exhibition at the National Gallery reveals a lively, but in our time little-known period of Ljubljana at the turn of the 14th to the 15th century. The key exhibit is the breviary from the personal library of Bishop Lamberg. Four years ago, the Archdiocese of Ljubljana bought this prayer book at an auction abroad, thus enabling a valuable object of our heritage to be returned to its place of origin. It is an incunabulum, printed on parchment in Venice that was illuminated by one of its painters, the Pico Master (the Master of the Pico Pliny), resp. Bartolomeo del Tintore. In addition to the breviary, there twenty-nine other items on display: from illuminated manuscripts, original prints, documents related to the founding of the diocese, Lamberg’s nomination as bishop, to seals and paintings.
Authors of the exhibition: Dr France Martin Dolinar, Ddr Nataša Golob.
The National and University Libraries, as a partner of the project, borrowed the materials for the exhibition. Dr Jasna Malešič and colleagues of the Library Preservation and Restoration Centre participated in the preparation of the objects exhibited at the Gallery. For more information on the exhibition, visit the web site of National Gallery.
Vabljeni na ogled.
Registration and renewal of the membership for students of the Ljubljana University
Students of the Ljubljana University are invited to join the library, or renew the membership.
As the membership fee has been paid upon enrolment in a higher education institution, only the following documents are required:
For more information, visit the web site https://www.nuk.uni-lj.si/eng/node/503.
New Director of The National and University Library
Starting from 24 July 2019, Viljem Leban has been appointed as the new Director of The National and University Library.
Visiting the library during the national holidays
The Main Reading Room will be open for tourists on Wednesday, October 31st 2018, between 10am and 6pm, as well as on Saturday, November 3rd 2018, between 2.30pm and 6pm. The library Café will be open as well.
The library will be closed on Thursday, November 1st 2018.
Žiga Herberstein's Biography on dLib.si
Jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Library is enabling access to a digital copy of one of earlier and very rare biographies of Žiga Herberstein, a diplomat and a travel writer. The biography from 1561 also includes Herberstein’s six full-scale portraits in different outfits that he wore during his travels, several depictions of sovereigns he had visited, as well as scenes from his travels. The biography is accessible on The Digital Library of Slovenia - dLib.si.
The exhibition To the promised land - Slovenian Women in the USA - on American tour
From February 7 until March 7, the exhibition is on display in the Slovenian Museum and Archives in Cleveland. The exhibition will then move to the Cleveland State University and Slovenian Museum and Archives, and later to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Washington D. C.
Since its discovery, the North America was considered the Promised Land - people came there in large numbers to find better living conditions. Slovenians massively emigrated to America in the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century; after 1945, a new wave of emigrants followed. In the early 20th century, emigrants born in Slovenia represented a majority of the community; nowadays, the leading role has been taken over by generation born in the USA, so the American-born descendants of emigrants represent more than ninety percent of the Slovenian emigrant population.
EoD celebrating the international public domain day
Thousands of Works Newly Released from Copyright are available for Digitisation at a Special Price.
Request digitisation for 10 euros in January: https://books2ebooks.eu/en/2018
Day of Slovenian Literature in Skopje
On November 6 20017, Day of the Slovenian Literature in Skopje was organised at the initiative of the National and University Library "St. Clement of Ohrid. The aim of the event was to strengthen long and excellent relations between Macedonian and Slovenian writers and national libraries, as well as the promotion of Slovenian literature.
After the Second World War, renowned Macedonian writers have translated the most important Slovenian literary works. After independence of both countries, translation activity has intensified so contemporary literary classics and promising young Slovenian authors are printed in the Macedonian language. At a literary event in the Macedonian national library, three Slovenian authors, well known in Macedonia, presented their works - Stanka Hrastelj, Jurij Hudolin and Ivo Svetina, President of the Slovenian Writers’ association.
Directors of the national libraries, Ms Senka Naumovska and Ms Martina Rozman Salobir, signed a cooperation agreement between the two libraries. They also participated at the panel discussion on cooperation in the field of culture between the countries, attended by authors, translators, Dr. Milan Jazbec, ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Macedonia, and representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia. On this occasion, two exhibitions were opened: Slovenian literary works translated into Macedonian in the Macedonian National Library, and works by Slovenian painters in the Osten gallery.
We are happy and proud that we support cultural cooperation, and strengthen literary and linguistic contacts between the two nations. Next year we will organize a similar event in NUK: a part of rich creativity of contemporary Macedonian authors translated in Slovenian will be presented.
New Donation by Boris Pahor
Last week, Boris Pahor, the doyen of the Slovenian literature, donated to the Manuscript Collection of the Library another part of his extraordinarily large personal archive - mostly an extensive and diversified correspondence with respectable Slovenian and foreign intellectuals. The gift comprises five meters of material! On Saturday August 26, the writer will celebrate his 104th birthday. He is still a lively and lucid interlocutor. NUK wholeheartedly thanks the respected writer for his gift and joins to congratulations for his honourable anniversary.
SpringerMaterials and Nano Data Collections
Until November 30 2017, test access to SpringerMaterials and Nano Data Collections will be available from locations of the University of Ljubljana, the Central Technological Library and the National and University Library.
SpringerMaterials is the largest specialized collection, dealing with more than 290,000 materials and over 3,000 physical and chemical properties in all major fields of materials science. The contents of the SpringerMaterials collection are compiled from scientific sources, such as Landolt Börnstein, MSI Eureka, Linus Pauling Files, Springer Handbooks and others. The collection offers several types of searches, ways to improve search results, and a number of advanced and interactive functionalities for visualizing and analysing data on materials, which means saving time.
Nano is part of the Nature Research, it is specifically designed for nanotechnology. It combines hand-indexed articles and data from 171 scientific journals, including leading publishers, such as AAAS, ACS, Elsevier, RSC, Nature, Springer, Wiley and many others. By combining the key functionality of databases and information tools, Nano provides insights into more detailed information about nanomaterials, such as properties, applications, methods of preparation, and toxicity.
The online seminar and video for using the Nano and SpringerMaterials collections give more information as to what the collections are offering.
Ivan Vrhovnik's Legacy
The Library Manuscript Collection acquired many letters, photos and correspondences of Ivan Vrhovnik, a famous priest of the Trnovo parish church; he was also a writer and an enthusiastic historian. The Library is most grateful to Ms Marta Benedik from Grosuplje for the valued material.
Ivan Sivec's Donation to the Manuscript Collection
The Manuscript Collection received a new, comprehensive gift: personal archive of Ivan Sivec, the most prolific Slovenian writer who has published 144 books; over 340,000 copies of his works have already been printed! Sivec writes texts for the elderly and children in various literary genres - from historical stories, biographical and documentary works, psychological novels, peasant stories, to texts for songs. The archive currently includes ten boxes of manuscripts of his works with related material and documentation. We are most grateful to the author for the valuable contribution to the treasury of the Slovenian written heritage.
Literary Legacy of Dr Tine Debeljak in NUK
The Library has received the literary legacy of Dr Tine Debeljak, a literary critic, poet, writer, editor and translator (born in Škofja Loka). Since 1948, he worked in the field of literature and culture in Argentina; his family joined him in 1954. After being ignored for a long time, Dr Debeljak is on a symbolic level returning to his native country. The Library is most grateful to his daughters Meta and Jožejka for their valuable donation to the National and University Library.
Test access to Chinese database CNKI
Until 22 April 2017, the University of Ljubljana enables access to China's extensive multidisciplinary collection CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure). It is the main Chinese national information project launched by the Tsinghua University, and supported by various ministries. It is an extremely sophisticated collection of Chinese journals, doctoral dissertations, master’s dissertations, and newspapers, papers from conferences, chronicles, reference material, encyclopaedias, patents, standards, and results of technological researches, laws and regulations. CNKI includes and enables access to 90% of Chinese information resources.
More information about the CNKI content is on the website:
From locations of the University of Ljubljana (without registration).
On March 21, on the World Poetry Day, a new campaign entitled #AllezLiterature started within the Europeana.eu. In the coming month, poetry from around the world will flood social networks. The power of poetry will point to its amusement and diversity, and its close connection or interlinking with our lives. We are particularly proud that Simon Gregorčič’s poem Soči (To the River Soča) launched the campaign: Filip, a nice three-year old boy, tells the poem - it is available on Facebook and Twitter.
More on the Europeana website.
Analysis of Two Codices
On Friday, 10 March, the Library hosted a team of experts from the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Vienna and the University of Krems. In the framework of a research project of old Slavic manuscripts, they analysed two the most important medieval Old Church Slavonic codices of the Kopitar collection (Codex Suprasliensis and Bosnian Evangeliary). Through spectroscopic analysis, they studied materials present in the ink and parchment, and they carried out microbiological tests on parchment. The Library will also receive results of the research that would undoubtedly significantly contribute to the study of ancient cultural heritage.
Literary Legacy of Dr Tine Debeljak in NUK
The Library has received the literary legacy of Dr Tine Debeljak, a literary critic, poet, writer, editor and translator (born in Škofja Loka). Since 1948, he worked in the field of literature and culture in Argentina; his family joined him in 1954. After being ignored for a long time, Dr Debeljak is on a symbolic level returning to his native country. The Library is most grateful to his daughters Meta and Jožejka for their valuab