The Bibliography Department administers an electronic database and a card catalogue with references to articles on Czech theatre dating from 1851 up to the present day. There are more than 767,000 entries in the department’s bibliography collections. The department is one of the most important sources of information on Czech theatre in terms of the range of literature it captures and because of the department’s observance of high cataloguing standards.
The Bibliography Department was established at the ATI in 1996. It continued the work of the Bibliography Section of the Conference of Czech Theatre Historians and work on the retrospective and bibliographic card catalogues in what used to be the Theatre Institute, catalogues that had been compiled since the late 1950s. In 1996 work began on creating an electronic database and the range of source materials expanded to include not just specialised periodicals but also the main national quality press titles and selected sources dealing with Czech subject matter published in periodicals abroad. After 2005 the range of sources processed expanded to include online websites and over time the majority of entries were linked to the full texts of the articles.
Our department provides the following services
For Researchers and Other Users
- assistance searching the collections of the Bibliography Department
- literature searches
- SDI service – systematically tracking the press for resources on a specific subject
- consultation on generating bibliographies of articles
- consultation on theatre and dance
- the creation of bibliographic entries in the Verbis system’s electronic database - usually with the original material in hand and in compliance with the highest international cataloguing standards
- the construction of an internal full-text archive created by downloading materials from electronic sources or by scanning materials – at all times in compliance with copyright law.
Developing a National Analytical Bibliography of Articles
- submitting entries on articles published in specialised theatre and dance periodicals to the ANL Database that is administered by the National Library of the Czech Republic
- creating the authority records for names relating to work focusing on theatre and dance, and these authority records are then submitted to the National Library of the Czech Republic
- cooperative activities within the frame of the Bibliography Division of the Association of Libraries of the Czech Republic and cooperation with other specialised bibliographies (e.g. Institute for Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences).
The Bibliography Department administers two basic bibliographic collections: an online database of articles and a collection of scanned card catalogues with records of articles published between 1851 and 1990. The department also has every volume of Articles in Czech Periodicals (for the years 1953–1990), which were published by the National Library of the Czech Republic, and a number of other print bibliographies specialising in Czech theatre (e.g. the periodical Theatre).
The database of articles contains 377,000 entries on articles published in periodicals (or...
The database of articles contains 377,000 entries on articles published in periodicals (or collections) primarily on Czech theatre.
The database currently tracks approximately 150 Czech print and online newspapers, periodicals, and bulletins, sources in the Slovak press dealing with Czech subject matter, and selectively also sources dealing with Czech subject matter in specialised periodicals published abroad. The database covers:
- important Czech specialised and non-specialised sources since 1996
- important Czech specialised periodicals published between 1990 and 1996
- exceptionally also some Czech specialised periodicals published before 1990.
The card catalogue contains more than 390,000 bibliographic entries for articles. This...
The card catalogue contains more than 390,000 bibliographic entries for articles.
This bibliography covers work published in selected specialised periodicals and the daily press between 1851 and 1990. Among the four sub-categories of this bibliography there are two that are of primary importance for visitors: the Czech Theatre Bibliography 1851–1990 (Catalogue 1), which primarily covers articles published between the middle of the 19th century and around the middle of the 20th century; and the Czech Theatre Bibliography 1851–1990 (Catalogue 2), which primarily covers articles published between the middle of the 20th century and the year 1990.
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