Ten years ago, the Republic of Slovenia adopted a new Law on Legal Deposit (ZOIPub, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, Num.: 69/0, 86/09), which embraces new forms of publishing or publications. According to this Act, the National and University Library is the authorized public institution that collects, preserves and provides access to all publications defined as national cultural heritage. Besides collecting and preserving books, newspapers, maps, sound and video recordings, music and ephemera and other formats of records; since 2008, the Library also captures and preserves online publications, and from 2015 web sites under the si. domain as well as.
The Ljubljana Philharmonics performed the symphony in 1818, on February 28. As it hadn’t been printed yet, they had to ask the composer for handwritten music scores. He complied with their request and sent them a transcripted copy with his handwritten corrections – the copy is kept in the Music Collection of the National and University Library.
Matthias von Tuscher, the Vienna Magisterial Councillor, enabled the philharmonics to give the composer a diploma of the Philharmonic Society (Philharmonische Gesellschaft) honorary member (dated 15 March 1819), the Society statute and the membership list. Beethoven thanked them in the letter dated 4 May 1819; he wrote that he appreciated the recognition for his "not great" merits in the musical arts confirmed by the Ljubljana Philharmonic Society. Letter was originally kept in the archives of the Philharmonic Society, but immediately after the First World War, the cultural society Glasbena matica, Ljubljana sold it to Switzerland. Since 1956, the letter is kept in the Beethoven House in Bonn.
The Digital Library of Slovenia has been digitizing important documents of the past. Digital copies of the war material are most necessary due to the poor condition of many documents created in difficult conditions. The journal Slovenka (Slovenian woman) of the Anti-Fascist Women's Association of Primorska
was published in various illegal partisan printing-houses: "Nanos", "Čaven", "Porezen", "Grmada", "Špik", "Snežnik", "Matajur", "Krn", "Sabotin", "Javornik", "Žena", in the "Slovenija" printing-house and many others. A lot of important authors like Ive Šubic contributed their illustrations. During the Second World War, the Propaganda section covered all segments of the society trying to persuade every Slovenian. The introduction of the first issue editorial addresses all Slovenian women: "In these difficult times, the journal wants to be the voice of your wishes, hopes and expectations, and also your aspirations and efforts!"
During the Second World War, many women took part in the fight against the occupier. The journal (1943-1945) does not stress typical female roles of mother and wife, as it is the case with others, the so-called women journals – it also spurs fighting spirit and encourages activism.