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Povijesni pregled razvoja knjižnice Metropolitane


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Trajanov, Ana. (2017). Povijesni pregled razvoja knjižnice Metropolitane. BSc thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Hebrang Grgić, Ivana].

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The Library of Archdiocese of Zagreb, the Metropolitan Library is the largest and the wealthiest historical library in Croatia. Its beginnings date back to the time of the founding of the Zagreb Diocese in 1094, and it covers the materials to the most recent time. The aim of this paper is to make a historical overview of the development of the Metropolitan Library, mention people important for the development of the Library and explain the thematic division of the library fund. The Book Fund in the Metropolitan Library counts about 60,000 volumes. It contains 197 medieval manuscripts and they are the most valuable part of the Metropolitan Library. They are followed by the largest collection of incunabula in Croatia with 257 specimens. A collection of a Slovenian polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor of about 1530 volumes with 2630 titles and about 7300 graphics and drawings, mostly from the 17th century, which are kept separately as Valvasor Collection of Graphic Arts of the Zagreb Archdiocese is also very significant. There are also a certain number of volumes from the former library of the Jesuit College. An important contribution to the library fund in the second half of the 20th century was given by the library of the Auxiliary Bishop of Zagreb Đuro Kokša. The Croatica Agglomerate, which contains about 7500 volumes, is a collection of books of Croatian authors and serial publications that are separated from the library's entire fund and are particularly important for the Croatian cultural-historical identity.

Item Type: BSc thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metropolitan Library, Archdiocese of Zagreb, historical review, incunabula, Valvasor Collection, Croatica
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Hebrang Grgić, Ivana
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 10:07

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