The Research Collections along with the Library form the Information and Documentation Section (IDS) of the IESA SAS. The Research Collections have been operating since 1953 as an integral part of the Institute and provides documentation, information, and technological support for scientific and research activities.
The Research Collections of the IESA SAS include extensive textual, pictorial, and multimedia documents. In addition to rare materials collected by our staff in the process of field research, they contain a rich collection of photographs and drawings; folk customary material from the questionnaire survey of the Ethnographic Department of Matica Slovenská (1942); a unique collection of folk tales compiled under the direction of F. Wollman; questionnaire material of the Ethnographic Atlas of Slovakia; the controversial and currently inaccessible Inheritance of the Beraneks spouses; specialised collections of ballads, proverbs, and other folk genres.
At present, we place special scientific research and application emphasis on digital archiving and digital humanities. Within the IDS, we coordinate the membership of the IESA SAS as a cooperating partner in the DARIAH-EU European research infrastructure. In our activities, we follow open science, open data, and open software strategies to the largest extent possible. We also organise networking activities for individuals and institutions with a focus on digital research in humanities in Slovakia.
We are currently digitising our Collection of research reports, which contains over 1,500 documents from the ethnological and anthropological field and other research (a total of 120,000 units in various formats) and are preparing a digital archive system for its online publication. The technological infrastructure of the department is equipped with professional scanning devices, sufficient server capacity, internal NAS storage, as well as other necessary technical equipment.
- Collection of photos (photo negatives, photo positives, diapositives, digital images)
- Collection of drawings
Audiovisual a other collections
- Collection of sound recordings
- Collection of film recordings
- Archive of the Ethnographic Atlas of Slovakia
- Archive of the Encyclopedia of Slovak Folk Culture
- Collection of research reports
- Collection of F. Wollman
- Inheritance of husbands Beraneks
- Collection of magical and religious texts
- Collection of fairy tales
- Collection of prose
- Collection of folksongs
- Collection of folk ballads
- Collection of paremias
Head of the Information and Documentation Department
Mgr. Andrej Gogora, PhD.
tel.: 52964707, ext. 102
Administration of Research Collections
PhDr., Mgr. Tomáš Kubisa, PhD.
tel.: 52964707, ext. 102