Katja Kranjc: MG+MSUM Library

World of Art | School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing | Year 16

Introduction to working at MG+MSUM library, which is the largest specialised museum library for modern and contemporary art in Slovenia. It is located in the ground floor of Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana.
Head of the library Katja Kranjc will present her work as a librarian in a specialised library in the field of culture, ways of acquiring new library materials, international catalogue exchange between museums, placing and signature system of the library, accessibility of free or remote materials, formal and content processing of library materials and cataloguing in the shared database COBIB. Due to the nature of special libraries a special focus will be put on detailed content processing of library materials, for which a controlled glossary of key words in the field of modern and contemporary art was set up at the MG+MSUM library, which is then integrated in cataloguing for COBIB database. This provides quality processed materials and good service to library users.

About MG+MSUM library
Founded in 1948, MG+MSUM library is mainly intended for students, researchers and experts that study the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The library holdings comprise 70,000 book titles, exhibition catalogues, art journals and other related periodicals. You can read more about the library on MG+MSUM webpage.

Katja Kranjc, since 1987 head librarian at Modern Gallery specialised library.