The paper reviews, with some historical distance, the circumstances leading to the VMS operating system becoming the basis for developing and implementing the COBISS national shared bibliographic system.
In 1901, the Slovenian newspapers Slovenec and Slovenski narod uniformly reported on the fight for the Slovenian university, although they represented two different political options and were too many times biased in their reporting on current issues. At times, they were even very offensive towards the leaders of the opposition party.
Musicology is in danger of becoming an “orchid-like profession” with no significant role in understanding the spirit of the time because it has remained too concerned with the glorification of the 19th century’s Eurocentric composers. What we need is comparative musicology to capture all the complexity of music – the phenomenon that is deeply implanted in our consciousness and is present in many areas of human life, such as cults, politics, medical treatment, work and law.
Through a brief summary of the history and structure of Bulgarian librarianship, the paper reveals how the library community has been gradually integrated into the international COBISS.Net network. Presented are the very beginnings of the librarianship and its subsequent expansion in the independent Bulgaria.
Imperial and Royal Marine Library (K. u. K. MarineBibliothek) was founded in 1802 in Venice. In 1848, the Library was ﬁrst moved to Trieste and then in 1865 to Pula where it remained in operation until 1918. Under the Italian government, part of the library’s collection was taken to Italy; under the German occupation, however, the library’s collection was ﬁrst moved to the present-day Bohemia and then in 1949 to Vienna.
The history of culture is a unique anticipation of future information society, from which it is evident that a sudden, revolutionary leap into a new civilization is improbable and is only wishful thinking on the part of those left behind.