Book series published by selected voivodeship libraries in 2000–2015 Cover Image

Serie wydawnicze publikowane przez wybrane biblioteki wojewódzkie w latach 2000–2015
Book series published by selected voivodeship libraries in 2000–2015

Author(s): Beata Langer
Subject(s): Library and Information Science, Library operations and management, Other
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: series; scholarly libraries; voivodeship libraries

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the publishing production, limited to book series, of the selected voivodeship libraries. For the purpose of the analysis one chose the public voivodeship libraries featured on the „Elenchus of libraries classified as scholarly libraries” appended to a Regulation of the Minister of Cultural and National Heritage. The document that was mentioned, which was subsequently modified on 19 October 2016 features thirty libraries referred to as scholarly libraries. Among them twelve libraries also perform the function of voivodeship libraries. As far as the voivodeship libraries are concerned, one discussed the publishing series of the following institutions: Biblioteka Śląska, Biblioteka Publiczna Warszawy – Biblioteka Główna Województwa Mazowieckiego, Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego in Łódź, Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna im. Hieronima Łopacińskiego in Lublin, Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna im. Emanuela Smołki in Opole. Research demonstrates the wide range of the titles in the series represented in the repertory of voivodeship libraries. It has been carefully devised and directed to a specific readership. The series in question popularise scholarship and the in-house collections of the libraries. The print runs of the publications which are presented are usually low and they are usually distributed to the greatest libraries in Poland or beyond. The thematic analysis clearly indicates that one group of library publications may be said to be associated with library science, readership and books. Another group promotes the knowledge about the region, the history of the region, information about the people, the language and the customs of the people associated with a given area. Books, culture, scholarship, belles lettres, poetry, art, “regionalia” constitute the most common themes of the titles represented in the series.

  • Issue Year: 30/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 55-72
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish
Toggle Accessibility Mode