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Christmas

The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences wishes you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.



News | 2014. 12. 19.

Kaufmann manuscripts restored

 
Thanks to a generous support from the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe our Library managed to carry out the conservation of two exceptionally valuable manuscripts from the Kaufmann collection in the laboratories of the National Széchényi Library.

The richly illuminated Second Kaufmann Mishneh Torah (A 78/I–II), probably copied in Southwest Germany in 1310, is among the outstanding examples of medieval book art.

Despite its humble appearance, the other manuscript (A 494) is equally important. It contains letters and letter formularies written in Hebrew for the Italian Jewish community in the 16th and early 17th century. This small manuscript was on the verge of complete destruction because of severe ink corrosion. The conservators not only managed to rescue it, but also found its original parchment binding.

Restoration report: A 78/I (pdf, 2.12 MB) »
Restoration report: A 78/II (pdf, 646 KB) »
Restoration report: A 494 (pdf, 1.77 MB) »

News | 2014. 12. 18.

Hours of operation for December

 
The Library will be closed from December 22, 2014, to January 4, 2015. In addition, we would like to call the attention of our patrons to the following information regarding the hours of operation before the upcoming holiday season.

December 12, 2014, Friday: The Library’s Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will close at 4:00 p.m.

December 13, 2014, Saturday: The Library’s Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will close at 1:30 p.m.

December 16, 2014, Tuesday: The Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

December 17, 2014, Wednesday: The Library's Main Reading Room, the Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will close at 2:30 p.m.

December 20, 2014, Saturday: The Library’s Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections will be closed.

Information | 2014. 12. 11.

Hours of operation for late October and early November

 
The Library will be closed from October 23 to 25, 2014. In addition, we would like to call the attention of our patrons to the following information regarding the hours of operation for late October and early November.

October 18, 2014, Saturday: The Library’s Main Reading Room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections close at 1:30 p.m.
November 1, 2014, Saturday: All unites of the Library will be closed.

Information | 2014. 10. 15.

IGeLU 2015 Budapest: Video Intro

 
The 2015 annual conference of the International Group of Ex Libris Users will be hosted by the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The introductory video, created by our colleagues Tímea Melinda Kürti and Kadosa Kiss, was presented at the closing plenary of this year's conference, held in Oxford between 15–17 September, 2014.

The event of 2015 will be co-organized by the Hungarian Aleph User Group (MACS) and Ex-Lh Ltd., the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in Hungary.

News | 2014. 10. 08.

 
Maintenance

Due to maintenance, access to internet services and network resources at the Library will be occasionally and temporarily unavailable between 5:00 p.m., September 13, and 9:00 a.m., September 15, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2014. 09. 10.

Sándor Fodor (1941–2014)

 
The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences deeply regrets to announce the unexpected death of

Sándor Fodor

professor emeritus of the Institute of Oriental Studies (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), former curator of the Library's Pro Bibliotheca Foundation, supporter and benefactor of our Oriental Collection, who passed away on August 2, 2014, at the age of 73.

A memorial service will be held at the Calvinist Church of Gazdagrét (1118 Budapest, Rétköz u. 41) at 5:00 p.m., on August 30, 2014.

Obituary notice (pdf, 117 KB) »

News | 2014. 08. 07.

Book donation

 
A fine copy of the 1633 Leiden edition of Galen's De alimentorum facultatibus was donated by NYU College of Nursing Professor Michele Goldzieher Shedlin to our institution.

The book that once belonged to the private library of Dr. Shedlin's great-grandfather, ophthalmologist and university professor Vilmos Goldzieher (1849–1916), cousin of orientalist Ignác Goldziher (1850–1921), is now located under the shelf mark 543.619 at the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Shedlin for her generosity.

News | 2014. 07. 14.

 
LAN modernization

Due to modernization and reconstruction works performed on our local area network, access to internet services and network resources (OPAC, REAL etc.) at the Library will be occasionally and temporarily unavailable between June 10 to 13, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2014. 06. 05.

 
Summer holiday

The Library will be closed from June 29 to August 10, 2014.




Information | 2014. 06. 05.

 
Hours of operation on June 5

On June 5, 2014, the Oriental Collection will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Information | 2014. 06. 04.

 
Hours of operation on May 26

On May 26, 2014, the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Information | 2014. 05. 22.

 
Hours of operation in early May

The Library will be closed from May 1 to 3, 2014. In addition, we would like to call the attention of our patrons to the following information regarding the hours of operation after May 1:

May 10, 2014, Saturday: The Library’s Main Reading Room is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Archives of the Academy and the Special Collections close at 1:30 p.m.

Information | 2014. 04. 30.

 
Hours of operation for the upcoming Easter holiday

The Library will be closed from April 19 to 21, 2014. Normal operation will be resumed on April 22.

Information | 2014. 04. 17.



 
Springer eBooks trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to Springer eBooks until May 31, 2014.

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 Library.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

More information (pdf, 422 KB) »

Services | 2014. 04. 10.

 
eBooks on EBSCOhost trial access

The Library has been granted trial access to eBooks on EBSCOhost until May 31, 2014.

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 Library.

Patrons are kindly requested to send feedback to our staff.

Services | 2014. 04. 02.

 
New digital collection: The Tragedy of Man

The Library and Information Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of its new digital collection, "...how many spirits, mighty ones of old." A Hundred and Fifty Years of The Tragedy of Man.


Services | 2014. 01. 01.

 
Opening hours for the upcoming national holiday

The Library will be closed on March 15, 2014.

Information | 2014. 03. 12.




 
Power outage on March 1

The Library will be closed on March 1, 2014 due to power outage.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Information | 2014. 02. 27.