The Banatica Virtual Library (BVL) contains 1000+ bibliographic descriptions and 200 full-text books scanned. The existing database aim is to facilitate the development and establishment of a virtual database of patrimonial books having Banat as a topic, focusing on promotion of common (Romanian - Serbian) cultural heritage of the area, which aim to consolidate the scientific dimension of the intellectuals’ offspring of Banat Region. The Banat is a geographical and historical region in Central Europe that is currently divided among three countries: the eastern part lies in western Romania (the counties of Timiș, Caraș-Severin, Arad south of the Mureș, and the western part of Mehedinți); the western part in northeastern Serbia (mostly included in Vojvodina, except for a small part included in the Belgrade Region); and a small northern part lies within southeastern Hungary (Csongrád county) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banat]. The Banatica Collection gathers together all the printed products considered monographs (brochures, books, yearbooks, calendars in volumes, prints with an individual cover, atlases, book-like printed scores etc.) which represent documentation sources for the culture and civilization on the Banat territory. Compliance with at least one of the following three general criteria is compulsory to consider a document as belonging to the Banatica collection. 1. Geographical: the place where the monograph was printed/published. Any book printed or edited in a locality on the historical Banat is eligible. 2. Subject of the document. Any book treating entirely, partly or indirectly issues specific to the historical Banat. 3. The belonging of the author, or of any other person involved in the printing/publishing of the monograph to the Banat culture. The author(s) are born in Banat, or they lived and (or) created here. Translators, illustrators, publishers, editors, authors of forewords and any other contributors are included.

Recent Submissions

  • BVL - CUL ET - Covers 

    Pop, Daniel (2017)
    This dataset contains the covers of books belonging to Banatica Collection (BVL) and located at Central University Library "Eugen Todoran" Timisoara.
  • BVL - CUL ET - Contents 

    Pop, Daniel (2017)
    This dataset contains the contents of books belonging to Banatica Collection (BVL) and located at Central University Library "Eugen Todoran" Timisoara.
  • BVL - CUL ET - Full text books 

    Pop, Daniel (2017)
    This dataset contains the scans of books belonging to Banatica Collection (BVL) and located at Central University Library "Eugen Todoran" Timisoara.
  • BVL - PL ZZ - Full text books 

    Pop, Daniel; 2017 (2017)
    This dataset contains the scans of books belonging to Banatica Collection (BVL) and located at Public Library "Zarko Zrenjanin", Zrenjanin, Serbia.
  • BVL - PL ZZ - Covers 

    Pop, Daniel (2017)
    This dataset contains the books' covers belonging to Banatica Collection (BVL) and located at Public Library "Zarko Zrenjanin", Zrenjanin, Serbia.