Case Studies/hu:Magyar Elekronikus Könyvtár - Hungarian Electronic Library

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In 1999 the non-profit association was established for the support of the Hungarian Electronic Library and to enhance the interest for creating electronic library collections. In the autumn of the same year the Hungarian National Library decided to provide a new home for the MEK project. As a result of this decision, the MEK-Department was formed within the National Library, starting with a two-men staff. In the year 2001 the new service launched on the MEK's own server ( with an enhanced collection, the implementation of standard metadata-formats and library applications, and the addition of the Electronic Periodicals Archive. In the period between 1999 and 2001 the MEK hosted the MIT-HOL (lately known as LIBINFO) online reference service, which since became a joint project of several Hungarian libraries.


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