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About the Catalogue

Welcome to the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Library's new unified catalogue (currently in open beta).

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Library is one of the most valuable art collections of Hungary. The unique feature of our catalogue enables users to search not only for books, journals, DVDs and other documents, but also for items of the library's art collection. The catalogue also contains low and medium resolution images of drawings, prints and early photographs, serving as a fine art reference tool.

If a full text document is available online on the web or in our integrated document storage module, it can be directly accessed from its bibliographic description.

Documents subjected to research permission can be studied only in the library, after mandatory previous request. (See "Contact")

Searching in the catalogue

The search interface

At default the search box enables users to search simultaneously in all library documents and in the art collection catalogue. These options can be narrowed using the controls right of the textboxes.
For example, if you wish to narrow your search strictly to the art collection catalogue, or the photograph collection within it, just click on the relevant circle. If you enter your search term into the „all fields" textbox and klick on the „search" button, the system will perform a keyword search on all indexed fields.
Handling search results
Results are sorted by year of publication, and the most recent ones come first. This setting can be changed in the header, and the results can be sorted by author or title. The display mode of results can be changed too (next to "View").
The icons next to the results inform about the document types (for example: book, journal article, folder, etc. More details in „Help" (top left corner of the screen).
The search results can be filtered by clicking on the facets (for example: document type, language, author, location) in the left column. The active filters can be deleted by clicking on the Bin icon . Records can be marked by clicking on the circle on the left hand side of the record. All records can be marked and saved by clicking on the circle with a tick inside, above the results . Marking can be deleted by clicking on the empty circle next to it . The marked records are stored in the basket . Records can be saved, printed or e-mailed in different formats and with different contents. Detailed information about the formats is available in the Records section of the Help.
Finding items
Documents are displayed on open shelves or they are kept in storages. They can be accessed by their shelf number, shown in the „Location" field of their record (For example: MKE Könyvtár, C.IV.4250). Information on availability (whether the item is loanable or it is available only on-site) can be obtained by clicking on the „items".
The catalogue contains a number of documents without any item information. Some of them are available only online (no physical copies are available), and the full text documents can be accessed by clicking on their URL address.
Certain documents (e.g. artworks or manuscripts) are subjected to research permission.
The records of these restricted documents indicate that their location is the "Storage room for artworks" or there is a „Research permission is requested" note in the detailed information.
Research permission can be obtained from the archivist or the art collection manager, who are also at the users' disposal to give an individually tailored consultation. For these services, see "Contact".

Contact

 
address: 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 69-71.
telephone: (36) (1) 666-2518
 
General director: Antal Istvánné Edina
telephone: (36) (1) 666-2524
 
Archive services are available on previous request.
telephone: (36) (1) 666-2518