It is not an easy task to reconstruct the library and music collection of a composer, whose homes – from Hungary through some European cities and South America to the United States – cannot be counted on the fingers of both hands. This paper investigates the story of Ernő Dohnányi's music collection and music library: summarizes the stages of Dohnányi's life, where he stayed for a longer period of time, therefore makes it possible to round up a considerable library and also discusses the lists, which give account of the items of the composer's books and scores. These lists preserved about the content of Dohnányi's previous Hungarian books and music collections of the Széher út villa, the music collection on Városmajor utca (the house of Dohnányi's sister), and about the library and music collection of the Dohnányis' Tallahassee home. The author of this paper could use the items of Dohnányi's books and scores, which the composer possessed in the final decade of his lifetime, too. At present, these documents, Dohnányi's American Estate is in the care of the Archives for 20th–21st Century Hungarian Music of the Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Beside the lists, the correspondence between Dohnányi and his sister, Mici, also contains information about the story of Dohnányi's libraries and music collections. This overview follows Dohnányi's collection even during the American years when he wanted to receive volumes of his former library, and understandably wanted to establish as rich a library as he had in his previous homes.
This paper discusses the foundation of the Library of Alexandria, probably to be dated under Ptolemy I, and argues for its location within the temple complex of the Mouseion. Modelled in part on Aristotle’s library in Athens, the Library is placed in its Alexandrian context as a royal project which may have had Egyptian precedents but was nevertheless central to the Greek cultural development of Hellenistic Egypt.
Some of the manuscripts and books of the Hungarian humanist, Johannes Sambucus (1531–1584) are still kept in Vienna, in the Austrian National Library. A source of information puts a new light on the sale and reception of his library. In his last will made in 1583, Sambucus left his library, the manuscripts he still owned and his maps to his son, in 1584, not long after his death, his widow started negotiations about selling them to the Emperor Rudolf II. However, the data clearly suggest that Sambucus’ library did not become en bloc part of the Imperial Library, if the purchase took place at all: only 44 years after Sambucus’ death was a certain part of his library bought by Sebastian Tengnagel for both the Imperial Library and himself. Another result of the research confirms that the philologist Sambucus cannot be separated from the book and manuscript collector Sambucus, and the examples presented here justify why it is worth involving in the research the extant books of the Hungarian humanist.
Nowadays, Internet not only has become an important communication means among people, but also has yielded the concept of digital libraries, which is a fire-new means of organized information sharing and service
Authors:Gao-Yong Liu, Ji-Ming Hu, and Hui-Ling Wang
Research on digital library (DL) in China has experienced drastic changes over the past years, and DL has become a hot research area in Library and Information Science and Computer Science (Qiu and Ma 2010 ). A
Information science (IS) and library science (LS) are two interrelated disciplines which both address issues related to information. In response to the impact of information technology, the discipline of LS has
The Didymus-Corvina in the New York Pierpont Morgan Library was illuminated for King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary in the workshop of Gherardo and Monte di Giovanni. The analysis of both frontispiece and text of the codex proves that in the background of the redaction of the book there were the events on the 1437–39 Council of Ferrara and Florence. Its program and contents were determined by the philosophical circle of Florentine neoplatonists of the second half of the 15th century as well as by Italian humanists in the service of the Buda court. The illumination makes use of the repertory of Florentine self-repesentation for the purpose of symbolic power representation of the Hungarian ruler.
has meant increased rapid changes for the library and information science field (LIS), both in academia and practice. Several studies have analyzed the variation of the LIS domain from various perspectives, such as researcher ranking, content analyses