41. évfolyam, 1995. 1. szám



The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library in Könyvtári Hírado (Library Courier), and Könyvtári Híradó in the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library

JÁVORI Ferencné

The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library and its network is responsible for the public library provision of the inhabitants of Budapest. Könyvtári Híradó (Library Courier) serves the internal professional information of the staff of the Metropolitan Library. The survey analyses articles that appeared between 1989 and 1993 from the point of view of their contents. The process of a democratic transition had also started in Hungary in the given period. Political and social changes had an impact on librarianship, and the difficulties (such as organisational changes in the central library and the network, restricted financial resources, introduction of a number of varied ways for raising funds, preparation for computerised processing, the consequences of the new civil servant act on the payroll, waging of employees, etc.) can be felt in the libraries of the network, too. The Courier has the positive feature that new authors appear beside the usual ones, and are allowed to express their views, even their contrary opinion. It is also the peculiarity of the Courier since these professional discussions reflect the present state of librarianship and its administration truly. (pp. 43-46)

Országos Széchényi Könyvtár