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Public Services

Phone: +420-221 663 293
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E-mail: jana.hunova@nkp.cz
Address: National Library of the CR
Public Services
Klementinum 190
CZ 110 00 PRAGUE 1
CZECH REPUBLIC
Director: PhDr. Jana Huňová
Deputy: RSDr. Zdeněk Matušík
Department - Head: 1. Reader Services - PhDr. Vlasta Kostlánová (ext.245)
2. Reading Rooms - RSDr. Zdeněk Matušík (ext. 208, 243)
3. Reference and ILL Services - Mgr. Karolína Košťálová (ext. 252)
4. Periodicals - PhDr. Hana Nová (ext. 391)
5. Services Development and Technical Support - Eva Hodíková (ext. 180)

Public Services
It is a unit on the level of a division, managed by a director.
In accordance with the NL Rules and Regulations, it provides complex public library and information services to library users. It builds up a system of general and specialized reading rooms with reference libraries and reference collections. According to the determined profile of acquisition (CONSPECTUS), it ensures the system of acquisition and cataloguing of domestic and foreign periodicals. With regard to the content, it participates in the NL collections acquisition, namely the Universal Collections and Study Collections. It is the National Centre of Interlibrary Loan Service in the Czech Republic. Within the scope of its professional competence, it provides coordination, methodological, advisory, and consultancy services. Authorized to do so are also individual subordinate units within the scope of their competence. It participates in research and development work.

 

Reader Services
It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.
In accordance with the NL Rules and Regulations, it provides check-out loan services from the Universal Collections and Study Collections in the Main Hall, it provides professional and methodical information on the NL collections and develops individual and collective forms of work with users. It keeps files of the NL registered users and administers an automated loan system.. It keeps records of the lost loans and takes care of their replacements, it prepares documents to claim them legally. It offers self-service copying and provides photocopying and other reproduction services made to order. It is responsible for a central cash register for the NL users. It participates in acquisitions to the Universal Collections and Study Collections with regard to their content.

 

Reading Rooms

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

In accordance with the NL Rules and Regulations, it provides services concerning check-in loans from the Universal Collections, Study Collections and the Archival Collections kept in the Klementinum to the General Reading Room, Scholars Reading Room, and Social and Natural Science Reading Room. It participates in administrative management of this part of the collections circulation. It provides access to electronic documents on solid carriers, selected network electronic information sources and internet. It builds up reference libraries and reference collections in individual reading rooms and coordinates their building within the direct services in the competence of the Public Services Division. It builds up information tools related to the collections in its administration. It provides information and consultancy service, especially with regard to social and natural sciences, self-service copying, photoduplication and other reprographic services made to order.

In the fields of social and natural sciences, it cooprates with bibliographic and documentation departments. With regard to the content, it participates in acquisition to the Universal Collections and Study Collections.

Reference and Interlibrary Loan Services

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

In accordance with the NL Rules and Regulations it provides mainly reference services, interlibrary loans (ILL) and other specialized services in the NL Reference Centre and the ILL Reading Room. It provides self-service copying and mediates photocopying and other reproduction services made to order. It provides access to electronic information sources and internet and organizes training to work with them. For the remote users, it provides services both in the classic way and electronically – including electronic document delivery (EDD) and virtual reference services – Ask your library. It builds up and administers a reference library and the Reference Centre collections, it builds up the refernce information system of relevant information sources. It functions as the National Centre of ILL Service in the Czech Republic. Within the Programme of Universal Availability of Publications (UAP), it guarantees access to domestic printed production. It represents the ILL Service in the Czech Republic in negotiations with national centres of other countries and international organizations. It is a retrieval centre in the National Library. It participates in acquisition to the Universal Collections and Study Collections with regard to the content.

Periodicals
It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.
Based on the rules and regulations in force, it acquires legal deposits of printed periodicals and controls the completeness of their depositing. By purchase, exchange - in cooperation with the Foreign Acquisition Department - and gifts, it acquires domestic and foreign periodicals for particular collections and departments. Retrospectively, it acquires missing periodical titles above all of the Bohemical character..It keeps the primary and continuous records of acquired periodicals. Based on legal deposits, it completes official complex statistic files of the printed periodical publishing production in the Czech Republic. It provides descriptive and subject cataloguing of printed periodicals in accordance with valid international / national standards. According to the NL Rules and Regulations, it provides access to contemporary Czech and foreign periodical literature in the Periodicals Reading Room. It provides circulation services, self-service copying as well as photoduplication and other reproduction services made to order. It provides access to selected information sources. It administers open access collections and a collection of unbound periodicals.

Services Development and Technical Support

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

It provides technical support to project leaders and provides organizational, technical, and administrative support to direct services in the competence of the Public Services Division and other NL departments and divisions. It provides reprographic and photoduplication services made to order. It secures photographic documentation of the NL.

Professional Activities

Jana Huňová

Jul 17, 2019
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