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Croatian Library Association publishing activities and their impact on education of librarians

Ivana Hebrang Grgić orcid id ; Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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Croatian Library Association (CLA) has a long tradition in publishing – the journal Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske (Croatian Librarians Herald) has been published since 1950, and the first monograph was published in 1966. By the end of 2013, the total of 143 books have been published. The paper is divided into three parts. The first part presents the analysis of the total number of publications for each year (from 1966 to 2013), and then the analysis of the number of sold publications (from 2008 to 2013). The second part analyzes the required reading lists of Croatian university programs of library studies (B.A. and M.A. levels), state librarian certification exams, and continuing education programs, in order to investigate the extent to which the CLA publications are included in the required readings lists. The third part analyzes the use of CLA publications in reference lists of graduation thesis of the students of the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, for the years 2011 and 2012. The conclusion discusses the importance of a further development of publishing activities of CLA.


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