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National Archival Collection

Foreign production

Collection development strategy for individual subject areas is clearly indicated in the following table and explained in the text. By clicking on individual subject categories you get detail information on collection development strategy, by clicking on individual codes for collection level set according to the conspectus and on language codes you get their description and meaning.


  National Archival Collection - foreign production    
  GL = collection development strategy (what we should acquire)    
  L = language    
Number/content Subject area category GL L
1 Agriculture 4 W
2 Anthropology 4 W
3 Art and Architecture 4 W
4 Biological Sciences 4 W
5 Business and Economics 4 W
6 Chemistry 4 W
7 Computer Science 4 W
8 Education 4 W
9 Engineering and Technology 4 W
10 Geography. Geology. Earth Sciences 4 W
11 History and Auxiliary Sciences 4 W
12 Language, Linguistics, and Literature 4 W
13 Law 4 W
14 Library Science 4 W
15 Mathematics 4 W
16 Medicine 4 W
17 Music 4 W
18 Performing Arts 4 W
19 Philosophy and Religion 4 W
20 Physical Education and Recreation 4 W
21 Physical Sciences 4 W
22 Political Sciences 4 W
23 Psychology 4 W


Sociology 4 W

Foreign production

All Subject Categories

Goal: 4 research level - development of a section of the National Archival Collection containing predominantly printed patriotica, i.e. foreign Bohemica in achievable entirety and acquired according to the principle of authorship and language regardless of subject matter.

Coverage (languages, country, date):

Languages: not crucial if all set criteria are met

Country: not crucial if all set criteria are met Date: works published since 1901

Type of materials: monographs, serials, cartographic material, music, microformss, mixed media (only printed works accompanied by a non-print supplement)

Link to other institutions:

Subject oriented and interdisciplinary user links - collection is accessible in exceptional cases only when it is clearly established that a required work is not available through any other means.

Users - unspecified group of diverse users

Link to other resources

Relevant collections or parts thereof - in the Czech Republic without systemic links,

outside the Czech Republic pertinent national libraries

Further information:

Within the scope of foreign Bohemica collection we retrospectively acquire production from historical territories of the Czech Republic, or the Czechoslovak Republic (i.e. territory outside the present Czech Republic). Missing Slovak publications from between 1935 and 1992 inclusive have a specific standing and are acquired as a part of then domestic production (this does not apply to Slovak materials published abroad in that period).

Only exceptionally we acquire some types of special material: scholarly and university qualification works (dissertations), graphic works (postcards, posters, calendars, etc.), and individually published maps.

There is no acquisition of materials requiring reformatting (audiovisuals, electronic resources), and miscellaneous, occasional and trade publications including corporate imprints.

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