Česká literární bibliografie Czech Literary Bibliography

Current Bibliography Section

Compiling a current bibliography that records all recent publications has been one of the primary challenges for our infrastructure since the early 1960s. The Current Bibliography Section emerged in its present form in the early 1990s when work began on the real-time processing of the latest domestic publications related to Czech literature in an organised database. This is the oldest and largest CLB group, and it efficiently processes the most recent print editions of 300 periodicals and approximately 2000 books every year. 

The main focus of this work is the Czech Literary Bibliography database, which the team not only revises but also expands with new entries and newly discovered facts (particularly author attributions).

The scope of this work is very broad. The section handles academic periodicals (in literary studies, Slavic studies, history, museum and library studies, etc.) along with daily newspapers, general, regional and student literary magazines, anthologies and yearbooks. Some staff also specialise in formats such as books (e.g. academic publications, fiction, dictionaries, encyclopedias, exhibition catalogues, fine-arts monographs) and associated paratexts (author profiles, introductions, annotations, commentaries). More than three quarters of the journals processed are available via the Institute of Czech Literature library catalogue while other titles can be found at other libraries (the National Library and the National Museum Library) or online. Staff of the section not only document contemporaneous publications but also compile specialised bibliographies and publish their own research on bibliographical methodology and practice. In addition, they work on the CLB’s Bibliographica book series, and often present and promote our activities at events and conferences in the field. Lastly, these bibliographers organise regular lectures for CLB database users, particularly higher education students.

Head: dr Anna Gnot

Contact address: clb@ucl.cas.cz

Mgr. Sára Dvořáková
222 828 113
PhDr. Jakub Flanderka, Ph.D.
222 828 127
Mgr. Magdaléna Fottová
222 828 134
Mgr. Anna Gnot, Ph.D.
222 828 113
Mgr. Lucie Halabrínová
222 828 134
Mgr. Pavla Hartmanová, Ph.D.
222 828 135
Mgr. Lucie Maršíková
222 828 134
Mgr. Iveta Mikešová
222 828 135
Bc. Tereza Slavíková
222 828 113
Mgr. Lenka Sládková, Ph.D.
222 828 135
Mgr. Marta Škubalová
222 828 113
Mgr. Vendula Trnková
222 828 134
Mgr. Jana Vargová
222 828 135
Mgr. Kateřina Zajíčková
222 828 113


We are opening the registration for the Mutual Learning Workshop for Improving Cultural Heritage Bibliographical Data organised by the Bibliographical Data Working Group of the DARIAH-ERIC consortium on 12–14 October in Prague. read more

28. 9. 2022

CLB at the Sixth Congress of International Czech Literary Studies

On June 27, 2022, the Sixth Congress of International Czech Literary Studies, organised by the Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, was officially opened in Prague. Czech Literary Bibliography team will also contribute to the four-day rich programme: read more

29. 6. 2022

Bibliographic delegation in Poznań

On April 22–29, our colleagues from the Global and Digital Literary Studies Lab and the Current and Literary Samizdat Bibliography Sections visited the Polska Bibliografia Literacka in Poznań. The main topics of the meeting with bibliographers from our sister institution included international cooperation read more

2. 5. 2022

One-week Internship in Poznań

Seven colleagues from the Czech Literary Bibliography visited Poznan in the last week of April. The main focus of their stay was to exchange experience with colleagues from our Polish partner institution Polska Bibliografia Literacka (Instytut Badań Literackich PAN). read more

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