National Library of the Czech Republic

Centre for Communication - Publishing Department

Irena Maňáková, Head, Publishing Department
Phone: 420-221 663 275

Program Overview

To publish the results of our research work and to promote library activities.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 1777
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Languages published: Czech, Slovak, English, German, Russian, Ukrainian; due to Slavonic studies, any other Slavonic language possible
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 3 - Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 34%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 4
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: 20%
  • Library Operating Budget: 60%
  • Endowment Income: 10%
  • Grants: 10%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; databases; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs; newsletters; technical/research reports; calendars, leaflets.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Databases 32 32 0
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 1
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Monographs 8
Newsletters 3 3
Technical/Research Reports 2 2
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses
Other/Additional Publishing Activities:
calendars (1) leaflets (ca. 15)

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top Publications:
  • Catalogus collectionis operum artis musicae comitis Clam-Gallas (monograph)
  • Hidden or forbidden? Remarkable history of the books stored in the Reserve Collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic (monograph)
  • Václav Koranda mladší. Utrakvistický administrátor a literát (monograph)
  • Zmizelý svět Podkarpatské Rusi ve fotografiích Rudolfa Hůlky (1887–1961) The Lost World of Subcarpathian Rus’ in the Photographs of Rudolf Hůlka (1887–1961) (monograph)
  • Knihovna: knihovnická revue (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • library science
  • codicology
  • Slavonic studies
  • musicology
  • history


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Best publications to refer to our program: monographs in codicology, musicology, Slavonic Studies, and history

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Fedora
  • Aleph library system, Manuscriptorium system (developed specifically f. MSS and old printed books)

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • cataloging
  • data visualization
  • digitization
  • ISBN registry
  • ISMN registry
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house
  • considering to add all of our own published output to our in-house LTP service, in some cases already done
Service Vendors: as the National Library, we provide CIP, cataloguing, ISBN, and ISMN for anybody active in the publishing area in the country

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
to maintain the existing level, open more the digital library in the domain of copyrighted works to our users
Other Information:
the figures of the publishing supporting staff given above do not include the staff that support databases and digital libraries creation
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