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Holiday Closings

 
During the winter holidays our library will be closed from the 24th of December until the 2nd of January.

We wish our readers a very happy holiday season and all the best in the year to come!




Information | 2021. 12. 17.

The Forum on Future of World Academic Libraries

 
The 2021 Forum on Future of World Academic Libraries (WAL) was organised and broadcasted between 18 October to 5 November 2021. divided into 6 sessions, inviting 30 experts, scholars and professionals from the U.S., the U.K., Hungary, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, and China to share online around the theme of "Academic Library and Innovation Ecosystem Construction".



It is our pleasure to share the link of Session IV where Dóra Kalydy, deputy director general of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences gave a lecture on the Hungarian Electronic Information services national consortia.

https://k.cnki.net/CInfo/Index/16058

The lectures were focused on the construction of knowledge ecosystems, and discussed cutting-edge topics relating to the evolution, transformation and future development of academic libraries. This included the shared services, challenges and prospects of academic library consortia; library management; teaching, learning and research innovation through data sharing; library collections digitization and digital access to library collections.

This forum helped establish a platform for worldwide library experts to communicate with each other, displayed the important role and concrete practice that future academic libraries could play in university including regional and national innovation ecosystems, as well as provided more constructive opinions and broader prospects for the future development of academic libraries. As of Nov. 5, the WAL has attracted more than 20,000 visitors from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Turkey, UAE, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and other countries and regions to watch and interact online.

Information | 2021. 11. 14.

Latest publication of the Library and Information Centre Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

 
It is our pleasure to announce that the latest publication of the Library’s series has been published with the title “Open Science. Nyílt tudomány magyar szemmel” (Open Science with a Hungarian perspective).

http://real-eod.mtak.hu/9889/

https://doi.org/10.36820/MTAKIK.KOZL.2021.OpenS

The research support has been heavily affected by the changes of research and publishing methods which also means that the role of the libraries and librarians are also changing. We would like to think that our role is valued more. It is said that information is power and it is indeed, though it is never the libraries or librarians who gain the profit. The Open Science movement offers great opportunities to the libraries, universities, research institutes and to authors. The question is whether we are able to see the alternatives! The aim of our publication is to show the potential and challenges of the OS movement and to make the work of the Hungarian libraries visible.

Information | 2021. 11. 13.

Library closure notice

 
From Saturday 4th December until Tuesday 14th December, due to the maintenance of the electronic system, the Library Building on Arany János Street will be closed. During this period, all of our on-site services (registration, lending, on-site reading) will be unavailable. Placing online requests for library items will not be possible until 8 am Wednesday 15th December.

As the maintenance works affect our telephone system, the departments of the Library will be available only via e-mail. The staff of the Department of Reference & Reader Services will be at your service from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Friday at following e-mail addresses:

mtak [at] konyvtar . mta . hu
folyoirat [at] konyvtar . mta . hu
konyvtarkozi [at] konyvtar . mta . hu

Our special collections will not be affected by the maintenance and will be available to our previously registered readers.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Information | 2021. 11. 08.

"Get wisdom, get insight"

 
You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition of the Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


”Get wisdom, get insight”
Ignaz Goldziher (1850-1921),
the founder of Islamic studies in Europe

on the 100th anniversary of his death.

At noon on the 15th of November, Entrance hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Invitation (jpg, 3 MB) »

Photos from the opening



Information | 2021. 11. 08.

Master, Mara and the Mad Man

 
The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to the Master, Mara and the Mad Man: Absorbing Russia and the East Europe in the Prose of Lu Xun.

This talk selects one part of the book Russia as Master and Monster The Literary Experiment of Lu Xun Qu Qiubai and Cao Yu in Transcultural Practices investigating the theme of "Learning from Russia" during the May Fourth period, with a specific reference to the crazed, possessed and superfluous characters in the prose of Lu Xun Prof Chen will examine the association between the theme of madness and the consciousness of darkness in the works of Nicolai Gogol 1809 1852 and Lu Xun 1881 1936 showing how the two writers inherit Russian literary legacy and Chinese “little tradition” of the dark world, respectively. A comparative analysis of Gogol’s Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka and Pu Songling’s story collection Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio demonstrates not only a Chinese modernity acquired from Russia, but also the Russian Eurasian mentality resembling Chinese transcultural characteristics Similarities in the two works account for Lu’s admiration and appreciation for Gogol and motivate both writers to create the image of madness through absorbing the imagination of the strange and of others, which originated correspondingly from Ukrainian folklore and Chinese "little tradition".

About the speaker: Hsiang Yin Sasha CHEN is Associate Research Fellow in Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica Her research targets Russian Soviet and Chinese culture in the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on literature and cinema Her current long term project is a literary and cultural history of translating and transmitting Russian and Soviet literature (including women’s writing) and film in transforming modern and contemporary China and Japan.

The event is in English, online in Zoom system.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83668611836?pwd=MXBIZFpoelpzK3lqdzNlTGFRYXJqdz09
[Meeting ID: 836 6861 1836
Passcode: 249598]

Information | 2021. 11. 05.


Ignaz Goldziher and his correspondents

 
Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century

The online centenary conference on the 12th and 13th of November focuses on the correspondence between Ignaz Goldziher and colleagues from different countries preserved in the Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, addressing aspects of the history of the discipline as seen through the letters.

Conference program and registration:

https://www.ias.edu/hs/islamic-world/goldziher


Information | 2021. 11. 05.


Temporary closing on Friday, 5th November

 
On Friday 5th November the Main Reading Room and lending service will be open from 1:00 pm due to a library event. The Oriental Collection and the Collection of Manuscripts and Rare Books will be closed that day.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Information | 2021. 10. 28.


The Library will reopen on the 25th of October

 
As the maintenance of the heating sytem took longer than we thought, the Library’s Main Reading Room will be open only from 25 October. Until then we are at the disposal of our readers by telephone and e-mail from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

Our special collections are available to our previously registered readers as usual.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Information | 2021. 10. 19.


Temporary closing

 
From 11 October to approx. 20 October 2021, due to the maintenance of the heating system in the reading room, both on-site reading and lending will be suspended. We are at the disposal of our readers by telephone and e-mail from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

The exact time of the completion of the works is uncertain and will be announced later.

Our special collections will not be affected by this restriction and will be available to our previously registered readers.

Information | 2021. 09. 22.


The Library’s hours of operation changed from Monday 7th June

 
From Monday 7th June, 2021 the Main Reading Room and the Special Collections are open as follows, with certain restrictions.

In accordance with the current government regulations, the library’s on-site services are only available for readers holding immunity certificate cards.

Upon arrival, the immunity certificate card must be presented in the Reading Room along with a valid registration card or any official document certifying identity. After the card is checked by the librarian, a seat number will be allocated to the reader. For readers without immunity certificate card, on-site services are currently unavailable.

For safety reasons, it’s compulsory to wear a mask (covering both mouth and nose) in the library building. It’s also recommended to use the hand sanitizer at the entrance of the Reading Room and keep a safety distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.

Opening hours and advanced reservations:

Main Reading Room:
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Stacks service: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday 9 am to 12 pm
No advanced reservations are necessary.

Oriental Collection:
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 1.30 pm
Stacks service: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm, Friday 9 am to 12.30 pm
Advanced reservations must be made at keleti [at] konyvtar .mta . hu or by phone.

Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books:
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 1.30 pm
Stacks service: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm, Friday 9 am to 12 pm
Advanced reservations must be made at kezirattar [at] konyvtar . mta . hu or by phone.

Archives of the Academy:
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 3 pm
Advanced reservations must be made at hay . diana [at] konyvtar . mta . hu or by phone.

Information | 2021. 06. 04.


The Library’s reading rooms will reopen from Monday 17th May

 
From Monday 17th May, 2021 the Main Reading Room and the Special Collections will reopen for on-site use, with certain restrictions and shorter opening hours.

In accordance with the current government regulations, the library’s on-site services are only available for readers holding immunity certificate cards.

Upon arrival, the immunity certificate card must be presented in the Reading Room along with a valid registration card or any official document certifying identity. After the card is checked by the librarian, a seat number will be allocated to the reader. For readers without immunity certificate card, on-site services are currently unavailable.

For safety reasons, it’s compulsory to wear a mask (covering both mouth and nose) in the library building. It’s also recommended to use the hand sanitizer at the entrance of the Reading Room and keep a safety distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.

Loan requests can be placed through the online catalogue from 8 am on 15th May, 2021. Registration fees can only be paid in cash.

Opening hours and advanced reservations:

Main Reading Room:
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm, Friday 9 am to 2 pm
Stacks service: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 1 pm
No advanced reservations are necessary.

Oriental Collection:
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 1.30 pm
Stacks service: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm, Friday 9 am to 12.30 pm
Advanced reservations must be made at keleti [at] konyvtar .mta . hu or by phone.

Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books:
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 1.30 pm
Stacks service: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm, Friday 9 am to 12 pm
Advanced reservations must be made at kezirattar [at] konyvtar .mta . hu or by phone.

Archives of the Academy:
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 3 pm
Advanced reservations must be made at hay .diana [at] konyvtar . mta . hu or by phone.

Information | 2021. 05. 07.


Library closure notice

 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Library and its Special Collections will be closed from Wednesday, November 11, until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding!

Information | 2021. 01. 04.