Avtomatizacija in knjižnice v BiH

The year 1992 was indeed a sad turning point for the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was burnt down during the war. Since then, efforts supported by several international organisations have been made to renew the library. Over 1200 libraries operate today under rather complicated conditions imposed by the Dayton organisation of B&H. In 1989, the automation of Bosnian libraries began. In 1992, when it stopped, over 20,000 bibliographic records were created. Four years later, in 1996, the co-operation between the libraries from B&H and COBISS was renewed and, in 1998, a document was signed on internet linking of Bosnian libraries to provide one library information system in the country. The COBISS Centre was established but due to financial reasons stopped operating in 2004. At that time, the shared bibliographic database already contained 167,000 records. A year later, the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina signed an umbrella contract with IZUM. In April of the same year, the COBISS.BH system was reactivated and now includes 12 libraries. Financing of libraries is a problem that has still not been entirely solved, and consequently affects the renewal of libraries, cultural heritage preservation and library material digitisation.


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31. 12. 2005
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