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Oksana Bereza, Head of formations and cataloging sector of foreign-language literature of XIX — middle of XX centuries of exchange-reserve department, Vasyl Stefanyk National Scientific Library of Ukraine in Lviv

Halyna Melnyk-Khokha, Leading librarian of formations and cataloging sector of foreign-language literature of XIX — middle of XX centuries of exchangereserve department, Vasyl Stefanyk National Scientific Library of Ukraine in Lviv

Publication of foreign-language literature of XIX-middle of XX centuries of the fund of Vasyl Stefanyk National Scientific Library of Ukraine in Lviv: сharacteristics and preview

Abstract:

The main task of the work is to characterize the array of foreign-language literature of XIX — middle of XX centuries of the funds of the Vasyl Stefanyk Lviv National Scientific Library of Ukraine. The foreign-language fund’s research includes a general analysis of the printed documents, establishing a history of existence and preserving the units of the collection, as well as the revealing of provenances and proprietary inscriptions that appear on editions.

The fund of the sector of foreign-language literature of XIX — middle of XX centuries is analyzed on the basis of rarity and value criteria. The linguistic components of the corpus of publications are highlighted: Polishlanguage literature — about 30%, literature in German — about 40%, literature in French — about 25% and 5% in other languages.

The work on printed documents explores and describes provenances and proprietary inscriptions that indicate the history of existence and preservation. Due to the work with printed documents, membership of private libraries and book collections, libraries of educational establishments of different levels of subordination, public libraries, reading rooms as well as membership of religious, social and political, military organizations was established.

Thematic content of publications is elaborated according to the branch and printed documents on astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, linguistics as well as on religious, local, legal, juridical (normative documents), didactic and military literature are allocated. Fine literature, as a rule, is represented by lifetime editions and republications.

When working with the fund, there are single copies of printed documents that are not displayed in open electronic sources.

Thus, in the process of work on the formation and revealing of the fund, interesting patterns of Halychyna’s cultural heritage and samples of Western European literature were explored. Scientific and bibliographic description and analysis of the book array that have been conducted will become a common source of library and book research.

Keywords: publication, provenances, proprietary inscriptions, stamp, theme, Halychyna.

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