Libraries and archives:
Destruction of Libraries in Bosnia-Herzegovina
by Andras Riedlmayer.
MESA Bulletin 29 (July 1995).
Libraries Are Not for Burning
: International Librarianship and the Recovery of the Destroyed
Heritage of Bosnia-Herzegovina by Andras Riedlmayer.
Presented at the 61st Congress of IFLA (Istanbul,
20-26 August 1995).
by Harbour Fraser Hodder. Harvard Magazine
Mémoricide ou la purification culturelle: la guerre et les
bibliothèques de Croatie et de Bosnie-Herzégovine by
Vesna Blazina. Documentation et bibliothèques 42 (1996).
From Ashes---The Fate of the National and University Library of Bosnia
and Herzegovina, an account of its history, destruction, rebirth and
current needs, compiled by its director, Dr. Enes Kujundzic.
Volumes of Hope
by Kimberly Sweet. University of Chicago Magazine
Congressional testimony before the Commission on Security
and Cooperation in Europe by Andras Riedlmayer (April 4, 1995).
How to order the video
"Killing Memory: Bosnia's Cultural Heritage and Its Destruction"
by Andras Riedlmayer.
Views of the National Library after the firebombing
by Dubravko Kakarigi.
The Hatred of Memory
by Ivan Lovrenovic.
New York Times, 28 May 1994.
Ongoing international projects
for rebuilding Bosnian archives and libraries.
Libraries and Museums in Bosnia-Herzegovina requesting assistance.
Islamic Manuscripts: Bosnia-Herzegovina
by Muhamed Zdralovic.
World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts.
Edited by Geoffrey J. Roper (London, 1992). Vol 1, pp. 87-110.
Some manuscripts from Bosnia survived the 1992-95 war because they were
abroad. 284 manuscript codices (incl. 589 individual works: 393 Arabic,
117 Turkish and 88 Persian), collected by the Bosnian scholar
Safvet-Beg Basagic (1870-1934), are preserved in the
University Library in Bratislava, Slovakia.
It has been done before!
The destruction and rebuilding of the
Louvain Library in Belgium and the Angevin Archives in Naples.
The Bosniaca bibliography project
of the University of Michigan.
Bosnian Virtual Library Project,
a cooperative effort of OCLC, Harvard University, and Yale University.
Building a Virtual Collection
by Edward T. O'Neill, Jeffrey A. Young, and Robert Bremer.
Destruction of architectural monuments and sites:
Pages on the protection of cultural property under international law:
Pages concerning crimes against humanity:
Some other Bosnia-related web sites:
People Finder Service
Intended to help in finding lost relatives, friends,
family or other displaced persons from the war torn countries of former
How to help Bosnian universities and their libraries.
assistance to the various faculties and faculty libraries of the
Universities of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar-East; maintained and
continually updated by WUS-Austria.
National Research Council report entitled
Reconstructing Science, Engineering, and Higher
Education in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia
, summary of a meeting held in May 1996 to
explore how science, engineering, and higher education can contribute
to long-term economic growth and social stability in Bosnia-Hercegovina
Site at Caltech
(Including Culture page and an amazingly extensive
list of CyberBosnia sites
compiled by Ahmet Kirac and Ayhan Irfanoglu).
Site in the Netherlands
(Including activities in Europe and another
list of Bosnia-related web sites) by Frank Tiggelaar.
Site at George Mason University
(Including "The Bosnian Virtual Field Trip").
Legal Information Infrastructure for Bosnia-Hercegovina
project at Villanova University Law School.
Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center (CEEBIC)
in the Department of Commerce, the government's clearinghouse
for information on the economic reconstruction efforts in Bosnia.
(Including a list of over 1,000 reconstruction projects identified
by the Bosnian government, details of multilateral financial assistance
programs and business/procurement opportunities for U.S. firms, an
economic background and a lot of other information.)
Community of Bosnia
home page. (Including the scholarship program and activities
for the preservation of Bosnian culture.)
This Week in Bosnia-Herzegovina
by the Bosnia Action Coalition.
compiled by Zeljko Bodulovic, Davor Wagner, and Nermin Zukic.
BosNet home page
The Bosnian Manuscript Ingathering Project