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“Svetozar Marković” University Library, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 71, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2018 – Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-13-4


Profit oriented economy needs experts who would be able to contribute to the development. Learning for entrepreneurship is senseless if adequate plans and programmes were not previously created in order to educate students for the Entrepreneurial Age. An academic librarianship should follow contemporary tendencies in the world economy and tend to meet its users expectations. Students are the most numerous among them.

This paper concentrates on the problems and collections of Serbian academic librarianship with the aim to show how much contemporary economic thought is being followed for the needs of users. It is had in mind that the economic thought makes strong influence on creating knowledge of future entrepreneurs. The theoretical framework of this paper is a library-information one. The method used in it is of an empirical-statistical nature. 

The subject cataloguing and classification of the economic materials are being realized under more favorable technical conditions than earlier when we talk on the academic librarianship of Serbia. Professional personnel carry out subject cataloguing and classification of monographies and articles in the academic libraries of Serbia. That staff combines its mother tongue with the professional terminology contributing to the enrichment of library users’ vocabulary, particularly if we know that they retrieve the e-catalogues regularly. It is through using professional e-resources that libraries promote their own work as well as the work of every single student, researcher or professor who is also a library user. Libraries were in the very core of the Information Society and they will stay in it if they will keep tending to get closer to their users needs.

The digitization of library materials goes on in accordance with normative acts of the competent libraries. The process of digitization contributed to the opening of a new epoch for the academic libraries having in mind that they transform contents for the needs of users into another form making the process of learning more interactive, practical and more efficient as well. Such a progress stimulates every economic researcher to participate in the process of learning in order to develop his entrepreneurial knowledge and professional orientation. Except that, the academic librarianship is the entrepreneurial one if it keeps finding out new possibilities for attracting users, for including them into the social environment, in fact –  into the Knowledge Society.

Key words

education, entrepreneurship, academic librarianship, Serbia.


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