Hungary

Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Authored by: Katalin Radics

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043841

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Abstract

After briefly introducing the history of Hungarian literacy, libraries, publishing, record keeping, and museums, this entry gives an overview of Hungarian libraries, the discipline of information science, and the library and information profession, including education for library professionals, and professional associations in the country. A similar review follows about archives: an overview of the different kinds of archives, archival science, education for archivists, and the issue of electronic records. The last section of this entry describes the various kinds of museums, museology, education for curatorship, and professional associations in Hungary.

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