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Collections included in the project

Within the framework of the “Jagiellonian Digital Library” project, the items belonging to the National Library Resources (NZB) will be secured, preserved and digitised. The National Library Resources are constituted by collections of libraries of extraordinary value and significance for the national heritage, thus being subject to special protection. Although the notion was coined in the 1970s, it was started being considered as a legal category as late as in the Libraries Act of 27 June 1997. In 1998, the Ordinance of the Minister of Culture and the Arts on the establishment of the list of libraries whose collections constitute the National Library Resources, determining the organisation of these resources and rules and scope of its particular protection was issued. An annex to this ordinance is constituted by the list of libraries whose collections are entirely or partly included in the National Library Resources – the Jagiellonian Library is listed there. Apart from the above, §5 (4) of the ordinance stipulates that a detailed protection of the resources consists in the preservation of the resources on other carriers.

Okólnik no. 2 published by the Director of the Jagiellonian Library on November 8, 2000 stipulates that the National Library Resources at the Jagiellonian Library is constituted by:

  • collection of manuscripts: in its entirety,
  • collection of old prints: in its entirety,
  • collections of drawings, engravings, bookplates, photographs: in its entirety,
  • collection of prints from the 19th and 20th century:
    • prints from the 19th and first half of the 20th century (since 1945): non-serial prints, series, periodicals, leaflets: in its entirety,
    • Polish prints from the years 1945-1968: non-serial prints, series, periodicals, social life documents, company literature, standards and patents: in its entirety,
    • dedicated resources of Polish prints published since 1969: non-serial prints, series, periodicals, social life documents, company literature, standards and patents,
    • dedicated collection of valuable and rare prints “rara”,
    • dedicated collection of the so-called “underground” documents,
    • foreign Poland-related documents published post 1945,
  • collection of Polish audiovisual and electronic documents created since 1997.

 

From a rich collection of periodicals, the titles which should be copied and preserved in an electronic form in the first instance have been selected. First of all, we have to protect the most destroyed, and at the same time the most frequently read items, as well as unique items across the country. The list of collections covered with the project includes the following elements of the National Library Resources:

No. Title Years Volumes
1. „Dziennik Polski” (Lviv) 1869–1905 49
2. „Gazeta Lwowska” (Lviv) 1811–1939 235
3. „Gazeta Narodowa” (Lviv) 1863–1915 58
4. „Głos Narodu” (Krakow) 1893–1927 93
5. „Nowa Reforma” (Krakow) 1882–1928 84
6. „Nowości Ilustrowane” (Krakow) 1904–1925 22
7. „Słowo Polskie” (Lviv) 1895–1934 78
8. „Sprawozdania Stenograficzne Sejmu Galicyjskiego” (Lviv) 1861–1914 67
9. „Sprawozdania Stenograficzne Sejmu Galicyjskiego. Protokoły” (Lviv) 1861–1914 39
10. „Sprawozdania Stenograficzne Sejmu Galicyjskiego. Alegata” (Lviv) 1865–1918 119
11. Unique in Poland issues of periodicals of format IV and V (215 titles) XIX i 1. poł. XX wieku 320
12. Periodicals from the Division of Rare Publications XIX i 1. poł. XX wieku 58
13. Books from the Division of Rare Publications and 19th-century books XIX i 1. poł. XX wieku 437
14. Old Prints XV–XVIII w. 462
15. Manuscripts XIII–XX w. 438
16. Music Collection XVI–XX w. 132
17. Cartography XVII–XX w. 31
18. Engravings XIV–XX w. 144

Total: 1222 volumes of periodicals and 1644 volumes of books and special collection items.

The continuation of the Jagiellonian Digital Library project is the project entitled Safe and comprehensive making the Jagiellonian University resources available on the Internet. Stage I, co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013, whose implementation started on October 1, 2010 and will continue for three years. Within the framework of the project, the digitisation will cover collections from the Jagiellonian Library, Law Faculty Library, Library and Music Library of the Institute of Musicology of UJ.

List of collections covered with the project Safe and comprehensive making the Jagiellonian University digital resources available on the Internet.