Public library „Stefan Prvovenčani”

Public Library · Serbia


Dejan Aleksić, Editor in chief
Phone: 381-36-312-442

Program Overview

The publishing department of Public library “Stefan Prvovencani,” called Povelja, was founded in 1985. The first issue of the homonymous literary magazine was published in 1971. Since the middle of the nineties of the 20th century, our publishing activities have been strongly developed and branched into several libraries, mostly for contemporary Serbian poetry and theory of poetry. Although not too voluminous (between 15 and 20 titles a year), literary production of Povelja for the last ten years has succeeded to become important and unavoidable publisher that represents healthy and stimulant cultural aspect in our country. This is especially valid for our poetry books, since they got all important Serbian poetry awards. In last ten years we started to publish foreign authors, mainly poets. Till now, we have published poetry books of Philippe Jaccottet, Czeslav Milosz, Tomas Transtremer, Giorgio Orelli, Fabio Pusterla, Rolf Jacobsen, Anne Carson, Charles Simić and others.
  • Publishing activities began: 1985
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: Serbian, English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
  • Individual people: 4
  • Funding sources: Grants; library materials budget; library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 1
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 18
  • Peer-reviewed: 2
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 1
  • Peer-reviewed Open Educational Resources: 1


Top Publications:
  • Povelja (literary magazine)
  • Poetry Today (edition)
  • Senke i njihovi predmeti (antology of contemporary Serbian poetry)
  • Transfigurations (collected papers)
  • 150 years of Public Library in Kraljevo (monograph)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Poetry
  • Theory of literature
  • Translated literature
  • Librarianship
  • Children's literature


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Poetry, monographs on literature theory, and critics
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided


Additional Information

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