Local collections


Požega (Possegana)

The awareness of the importance of protecting local culture is reflected in local history collections, which act as the guardians of regional heritage. Bringing together in one place varied content specifically related to some area makes such collections an authentic and valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about that area, its past and present, for which reason local history collections have scientific, documentational, historical, artistic and social value.

Possegana, the local history collection of the Požega City Library which preserves and makes available resources related to the city of Požega and its surrounding region, Požega-Slavonija County and notable figures from the region, was established in 1985. Its greatest treasures are the original copies of books by Antun Kanižlić (1699-1777) and Miroslav Kraljević (1823-1877), the legacies of Ivša Bošnjak Dragovački (1879-1955) and Zlata Kolarić-Kišur (1894-1990), personal libraries of Julije Kempf (1864-1934) and Franjo Ciraki (1847-1912), manuscripts by prominent figures in the region’s history and works by other writers related to Požega.

The Croatian Web Archive (HAW) collects, preservers and makes available in one place publicly available webpages and news sites related to Požega-Slavonija County such as those of local cultural institutions, institutions and organisations of local and regional self-government, various associations, schools, kindergartens, local web portals, etc.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 28 September 2021, resulting in 83 collected URLs, totalling 114 GB of data.

Mali Lošinj

The town of Mali Lošinj comprises the southern part of the island of Cres, which begins with the area between Koromačno bay and the town of Ustrine, also including the island of Lošinj, a group of smaller islands (Unije, Ilovik, Susak, Male Srakane, Vele Srakane) and a number of uninhabited islets. It covers an area of 223 km² and according to the 2011 census its population is 8,116.

It is the largest town on the island of Lošinj and the island’s administrative centre, as well as the largest island town of the Adriatic. It and its surrounding region have a long naval and tourist tradition and are famous for rich cultural heritage, natural attractions and exceptionally pleasant climate.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 21 September 2021, resulting in 42 collected URLs, totalling 51 GB of data.

Cres

The island of Cres boasts several superlatives – the title of the largest and northernmost island in the Adriatic Sea, including that of the second longest and second highest Adriatic island, being the site of the largest cryptodepression in Croatia (Lake Vrana), but also the title of the most sparsely populated Adriatic island.

Cres is also distinguished by its exceptional biodiversity and rich fauna, which is most famous for the griffon vulture.

The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times, when it was populated by the ancient Liburnians, a skilled seafaring tribe, which the rich social history of the island starts with. The cultural heritage of Cres includes over 40 archaeological sites dating from prehistoric times, while urban settlements established during classical antiquity have been inhabited to this day, with Cres being the island’s homonymous main urban centre.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 20 September 2021, resulting in 65 collected URLs, totalling 83 GB of data.

Gradac

The municipality of Gradac is the southernmost municipality in Split-Dalmatia County, located on the Adriatic coast. Officially founded in 1993, it includes the towns of Drvenik, Zaostrog, Podaca, Brist and Gradac, the municipality’s homonymous administrative centre. It covers an area of 73 km² and according to the 2011 census its population is 3,300. Its economy is mainly tourism-oriented, mostly owing to its geographical position and natural attractions that it abounds in.

Resources in the collection were harvested as part of a crawl performed on 20 September 2021, resulting in 55 collected URLs, totalling 83 GB of data.

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