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SciVerse Scopus trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to Elsevier’s electronic database, SciVerse Scopus, until January 12, 2011.

For detailed information visit this page »

The database is accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the database via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 12. 21.

Hours of operation for the upcoming holiday season

The Library will be closed from December 24, 2010, to January 2, 2011. In addition, we would like to call the attention of our patrons to the following information regarding the hours of operation for the upcoming holiday season.

December 23, 2010, Wednesday: The Library’s Main Reading Room, the Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections (the Oriental Collection, the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books, and the Microforms Collection) will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

December 24, 2010, Thursday: all units of the Library will be closed.

January 3, 2011, Monday: first day of normal operation in the New Year.

Information | 2010. 12. 13.

Hours of operation on December 1

The Library’s Oriental Department will be closed on December 1, 2010.

Information | 2009. 11. 29.

 
Wiley Ancient History & Classics now available at the Library

From November 16, 2010, the Library offers access to 59 e-books included in John Wiley & Sons’ Ancient History & Classics (AHC).

AHC is accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the database via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Full list of titles (pdf, 15 KB) »

Services | 2010. 11. 22.

Hours of operation on November 26

The Library’s Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books will close at 12:30 p.m. on November 26, 2010.

Information | 2009. 11. 22.

Prof. Korvin awarded the Teleki Medal

Yesterday, Director General Prof. Gábor Náray-Szabó presented the Library’s Teleki Medal to

Prof. Gábor Korvin,

of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) for his generous support contributing in the last years to the enrichment of the collection of the Oriental Department with precious manuscripts and modern reference works.

The festive occasion in pictures »

News | 2010. 11. 17.

Hours of operation on November 24

The Library’s Main Reading Room, the Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections located in the Palace of the Academy (the Oriental Collection, the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books, and the Microforms Collection) will close at 2:00 p.m. on November 24, 2010.

Information | 2009. 11. 15.

 
User-friendly website

Our home page has been awarded the title User-friendly website by the Hungarian Association of Content Industry (MATISZ).

News | 2010. 11. 09.


L'Année philologique trial access

 
The Library has been granted trial access to the electronic version of L'Année philologique (APh) until November 11, 2010.

APh contains bibliographical information on publications that cover all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity, providing access to the records for the years 1928–2009, while tens of thousands of new records are added every year.

For detailed information visit this page »
User Guide (pdf, 696 KB) »

The database is accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the database via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 10. 18.

 
JSTOR Plant Science access

The Library has been granted access to JSTOR Plant Science until December 31, 2011.

For detailed information visit this page »

The database is accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the database via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 10. 18.

 
Germanische Altertumskunde Online trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to De Gruyter's electronic database, Germanische Altertumskunde Online (GAO), until October 31, 2010.

GAO provides a unique research medium representing the current state of knowledge of Old Germanic History, which includes Germanic and Northern European cultural history from the subject areas of history, archeology, art history, legal history, ethnology and religious studies. The database contains the complete data of the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde and the 70 supplementary volumes which have been published to date.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the database via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 10. 04.

 
De Gruyter Reference Global databases trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to Reference Global, De Gruyter's integrated platform for e-books, e-journals and databases, until September 30, 2010.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the databases via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 09. 13.

 
MORE LLC and MLA LRG databases trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to two electronic databases, MORE (Maney Online Research E-journals) Language & Literature Collection and MLA Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies, 5th edn., until September 30, 2010.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the databases via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Content in MORE LLC indicated by the sigla S (= Subscribed), F (= Free) or T (= Free Trial) is available for download.

For detailed information about the databases visit these pages:

MORE Language & Literature Collection »
MLA Literary Research Guide FAQ »

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 08. 31.

Important information: Summer hours of operation

The Library is closed from July 12 to August 21, 2010.

The Special Collections (Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books, Oriental Collection, Microforms & Imaging Services) and the Archives of the Academy will resume normal operation on August 23, Monday. The Main Reading Room and the Serials Reading Room, staffed by the Department of Reference & Reader Services, will open a day later, on August 24, Tuesday.

As new user cards are issued by the Department of Reference & Readers Services, only patrons with valid user cards will be admitted to the Special Collections and the Archives of the Academy on that day.

We thank our patrons for their understanding and cooperation.

Information | 2010. 08. 09.

 
ENCES inaugural meeting

A new academic organisation dealing with copyright in a European context, the European Network for Copyright in Support of Education and Science (ENCES), was founded in Berlin on 29 June 29, 2010. The press release with regard to the event is to be found here (pdf, 66 KB).

News | 2010. 07. 13.


The Csoma Collection at IACE 2010

 
Among the more than 100 documents displayed in the Memory of the World Hall at the International Archival Culture Exhibition 2010, visitors could get acquainted with selected items of the Alexander Csoma de Kőrös Archives of the Library's Oriental Collection that were on display in Seoul between July 1–6, 2010.

(Photos courtesy of Szilveszter Dékány of the National Archives of Hungary)

News | 2010. 06. 21.

 
ProQuest databases trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to ProQuest's four electronic databases, ProQuest Sociology, Early English Books Online (EEBO), the Acta Sanctorum Database (ASD) and the Patrologia Latina Database (PLD) until June 30, 2010.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the databases via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 06. 07.

 
JSTOR now available at the Library

From June 1, 2010, the Library offers access to JSTOR, a digital archive of over 1,200 academic journals and other scholarly content.

The database is accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the database via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

List of all currently available journals and other content »
JSTOR Help »

Services | 2010. 06. 07.

Summer hours of operation

The Library will be closed from July 12 to August 21, 2010. Normal operation will be resumed on August 23.

Information | 2010. 05. 25.

Ady Manuscript Finds New Home

 
Long thought to have been lost, the five-page manuscript of poet Endre Ady's (1877–1919) newspaper article from 1913, Confession on Patriotism, has found a new home in the voluminous Ady collection of the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

The manuscript had been preserved in the private collection of businessman, commercial expert, writer and editor Artúr Székely (1887–1952), whose daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eri Székely generously donated it to the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

A digital facsimile of the manuscript (K 21/84), fully transcribed and translated, is now available in our digital collections, with supplementary documents and a concise introductory study by literary historian Antal Babus, head of the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

The special Ady page was designed, coded and translated into English by long-time external partner in the Library's digitization projects, art historian Tamás Sajó of Studiolum.

Services | 2010. 05. 20.

Gábor Bálint's Mongolian Grammar

 
The latest title in the Oriental Reprints book series of the Library's Oriental Collection, Gábor Bálint of Szentkatolna's

A Romanized Grammar of the East- and West-Mongolian Languages,

is now available for purchase at the Oriental Collection and the reception desk of the Library.

Price: EUR 30,00

Publication | 2010. 04. 26.

 
SAGE Reference Online trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to SAGE Reference Online until May 15, 2010.

The database is accessible from the desktop computers deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books. Patrons using their own portables will also be able to connect to the database but first need to inquire about login information at the respective reference desks.

For detailed information visit these pages:

Sage Reference Online Interactive Tour »
Sage Reference Online Titles »

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 04. 12.

Hours of operation for the upcoming Easter holiday

The Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences will be closed between Saturday and Monday, from April 3 to April 5, 2010. Normal operation will be resumed on Tuesday, April 6.

Information | 2010. 03. 29.

ENCES Workshop

On March 23, 2010, an ENCES (European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science) workshop dealing with questions of open access and intermediaries took place at the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It was jointly hosted by the Library and Budapest Business School.

The six presentations given at the workshop (pdf, 60 KB) are available for download from the links below:


Conference | 2010. 03. 28.

 
East View databases trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to the Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Baltic, Central Asian and Caucasian electronic databases of East View Information Services (EVIS) until April 22, 2010.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the databases via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Download EVIS user guide here (pdf, 672 KB) »
Download lists of titles (xls) in EVIS here »

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 03. 27.

 
Classiques Garnier Numérique databases trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to the electronic databases of Classiques Garnier Numérique until April 15, 2010.

The databases are accessible from within our IP-range. Patrons using their own portable computers will also be able to connect to the databases via the wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in the Main Reading Room and in the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

Download list of titles included in the databases here:

Classiques Garnier Numérique Catalogue 2009–2010 (pdf, 389 KB) »

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2010. 03. 26.

Varia & miscellanea

On March 18, 2010, Lady Valerie Solti, the widow of Sir Georg Solti, accompanied by Hungarian ambassador to UNESCO Ms. Katalin Bogyay, visited the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

On March 23, 2010, former Chairman of the Eropean Union Military Committee Gen. Henri Bentégeat, accompanied by Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. János Mikita, paid a visit to the Oriental Collection and the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

On March 24, 2010, a biopic about Serbian mathematician Milutin Milanković (1879–1958) was shot on various locations in the Palace of the Academy, including the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books and the Library's old reading rooms on the ground floor, which now serve as a restaurant. An internee in Budapest during World War I, Milanković, supported by former President of the Academy Loránd Eötvös and Director of the Library Kálmán Szily, was allowed to carry on his pioneering scientific work on climatology. He wrote his Théorie mathématique des phénomènes thermiques produits par la radiation solaire (Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1920) at the Library. Director General of the Library Prof. Gábor Náray-Szabó was interviewed for the upcoming movie.

News | 2010. 03. 25.

Hours of operation on February 25, 2010

The Archives of the Academy and the Library's special collections located in the Palace of the Academy (the Oriental Collection, the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books, and the Microforms Collection) will be closed on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

The Library's Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. as usual.

Information | 2010. 02. 22.