Research in the Croatian Catholic Center in Wollongong

On January 27, 2023, research was conducted in the library of the Croatian Catholic Center in Wollongong, near Sydney. Based on the available material and in a conversation with the head of the center, Fr. Ivo Tadić, information was gathered about the publications that will be included in the bibliography. Digitization of one publication was also agreed upon.

 

Libraries in Rome

In Rome, Ana Barbarić and Ivana Hebrang Grgić visited the Vallicelliana library and the Central National Library in Rome (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma) within which operates ICCU (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche). ICCU is developing union catalog of Italian libraries that will be used for further research into Croatian publications outside of Croatia.

 

Croatian Archives of Australia

On September 25th 2022, a meeting with president Vesna Žuro and members of the board of directors was held in the premises of the Croatian Archives of Australia. Consul General of Croatia in Sydney Ivica Glasnović also attended the meeting. At the meeting, it was agreed on the continuation of cooperation related to the creation of websites and digitization.

   

National Archives of Australia in Canberra

From 20 to 21 September 2022, research was carried out at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra, with the help of Renata Dyer from the Parliamentary Library in Canberra. Documents related to Croatian newspapers published during and immediately after the Second World War were reviewed. Valuable sources were found, important for research in the field of information science (eg. research on editorial policies and state censorship), but also for research in other fields such as history, political science and sociology. In addition to the documents, some issues of publications that are not available anywhere else were found, and one title was discovered that is not mentioned in the literature nor is it available in library collections.

Croatian Studies Centre at the Macquarie University

On September 19, 2022, a meeting was held with Jasna Novak Milić, the head of Croatian Studies at the Department of Media, Communication, Creative Arts, Languages and Literature of Macquarie University in Sydney. The meeting was also attended by Danijel Džino, lecturer at the Department of History and Archeology of the same university. After the meeting, the collection of the library of the Center of Croatian Studies was searched and valuable publications published in Australia and unavailable in other libraries were found. The publications are mostly published in small editions and by authors.