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Nina Glaser’s legacy within the context of the French Language and Literature Collection, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Zagreb

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Kulaš, Vanja. (2013). Nina Glaser’s legacy within the context of the French Language and Literature Collection, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Zagreb. Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske, 56(4). pp. 667-82. ISSN 1334-6938

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Abstract

The paper presents the analysis of cataloging and classification of the books from the legacy of Nina Glaser, the late professor of French literature at the University of Geneva, which was presented in 1998 to the Department of Romance Languages, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb. The donation is exceptionally rich and valuable and has had a significant influence on the Department’s policy: in the past decade it has served as an inspiration for introducing several new courses, but has also encouraged interest for scholarly research in various fields of study. The paper presents a brief overview of the history of the Department of Romance Languages and its library, which, after moving into the new building in 2009, was partially restructured and divided into four independent collections. This study is focused primarily on the Francophone collections of the Library of the Department of Romance Languages, today the French Language and Literature Collection, into which the books from Nina Glaser’s legacy were incorporated. The paper explains the importance of Glaser’s donation for building the Francophone collection of the Faculty Library. It also gives a more general analysis of the significance of donated books in building library collections. The conclusion is that if a library has a well defined strategy for accepting donations, they are particularly useful in library collection development, and more than that, indispensable for acquiring new books in times when funds are rather modest.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences library in Zagreb, French language and Literature Collection, gifts for the collections, book donation, legacy, Nina Glaser, collection building, collection development, digitization
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Romance languages and literatures > French language and literature
Departments: Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 13:55
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 13:55
URI: http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4499

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