SCIENCE
Slovenian library statistics
Are library collections growing bigger or are they diminishing in size? How many people have used library services in the year 2000 and how many members do libraries have nowadays? Are libraries keeping up with the demands of their users in terms of modern types of library materials and more modern approaches? The answers to these questions, and many others, can be found in the comprehensive set of statistical data on the operation of libraries, which the National and University Library has been collecting and presenting for years. Standardized search variables and unified methodology allow for the longitudinal comparison of individual data as well as insight in trends in the field of library operations. The main part of the collection consists of annual reports about activities of public, special, national and academic libraries of the Republic of Slovenia starting in 1990, which contain detailed overview of collected statistical data for every participating library. Combined with the reports on the operation of school libraries, various statistical reports reaching back to the beginning of statistical evaluation of libraries in this area, and articles written on the subject, the collection provides valuable information for researchers and general public and aims at being the most complete set of Slovenian library statistic.

Decades of research in publications of ZRC SAZU
The Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) was established as an independent public research institution in 1981. It provided an institutional structure for a number of institutes that had already existed for several decades, organized as research departments of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. After forty years of turbulent, exciting, and successful transformations, ZRC SAZU has become the leading research and educational centre in Slovenia, mainly in the humanities and social sciences, and one of the most prominent academic institutions in central and southeastern Europe. More than three hundred researchers work within eighteen interconnected institutes that create a dynamic transdisciplinary research network. ZRC SAZU publishes around 60 to 90 monographs annually and from 25 to 30 volumes of each title from an array of their science journals. It is an active supporter of open science.
Over the last four decades, ZRC SAZU has become one of the driving forces of citizen engagement in science. It offers a forum for discussions of socially relevant issues and holds a series of public events.

Life in Numbers
What are the residents of Slovenia like and how do we live? What do we have in common with other Europeans and how do we differ from them? Do we really live in a country of forests? How oil prices are changing? How many tourists visit Slovenia per year, and which tourist attractions they visit? What were the temperatures like and how many cloudy and sunny days were there in our region in the 1960s?
The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia collects and processes a wide range of data about Slovenia and its inhabitants, as well as about Europe and the world. The mission of the Slovene statistical office is to provide users with statistics on economic, demographic, social and environmental conditions and trends. The data must be of high quality, timely, comparable in time and internationally, and presented in a clear and understandable way.
The collection includes publications of the Office from 1953 onwards, from boring tables to modern official statistics which are always transparent and interesting; the employees of the Statistical Office know how to make statistics amusing.

Opera Operosorum
In 1693, Academia operosorum Labacensium was founded following the example of Italian scientific academies. Its initiators were historian and lawyer Joannes Gregorius Thalnitscher, and the cathedral provost Joannes Baptista Preschern. They also drew the majority of prominent educated citizens of the time into membership. The most important members of the Academy were: chair dean and the founder of the Seminary library Joannes Antonius Thalnitscher, the states counsel Joannes Stephanus Floriantschitsch, jurists Franciscus Erasmus Hohenwart, Goeorgius Andreas Gladitsch, and Joannes Georgius Hozhevar, president of the provincial court Joannes Bertoldus Höffer, and doctors Marcus Gerbezius, Joannes Andreas Coppini and Joannes Baptista Werloschnig. They devoted their attention to literature, local historical studies, science, and art. At the initiative of the academics, Academia philharmonicorum, Academia incultorum, and a branch of the Roman Arcadia, Academia Emonia, were also founded. The Academy ceased in 1725. The collection presents a selection of works by the Academy members from the National and University Library's collections, which were suitable for digitization.

Travel and exploration
The collection comprises over 250 travelogues, diaries and reports from various research, mountaineering, missionary, ethnographic and trade expeditions, diplomatic missions and aristocratic and other travels. Some of the authors are also well-known Slovenian travellers and researchers, as well as a number of national and foreign trippers who have described the Slovenian territory. The monographs are very diverse in their appearance, as some were published in the 16th century, the latest in the collection are from the beginning of the 20th century. The collection includes travelogues from English, French, German, Spanish and other research expeditions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries which were held in the Žiga Zois library. Some booklets are rather modest, while others are richly illustrated. Among them botanical and zoological studies of rare plants and animals should be mentioned as many species were little known in the West in that period. The collection includes travel diaries of the Paolo Santonino, secretary of the Aquileian Patriarch, who visited our lands three times in the late 15th century. In 1943, his diaries were first published in Latin, partly in Italian.

Slovenian Research Agency reports
Public funding of research work is the foundation stone of a country's research system. To this aim, countries set up public agencies that through public tenders evaluate and select the best research projects for funding. The Slovenian Research Agency performs professional, development and executive tasks related to the implementation of the adopted Research and Innovation Strategy of Slovenia within the framework of the valid budget memorandum and the state budget; in accordance with its founding, it also performs other tasks of promoting research activity. The Agency performs duties in the public interest provided by law, with the aim of ensuring permanent, professional and independent decision-making on the selection of programmes and projects that are financed from the national budget and other sources of financing.
The collection comprises the Agency's reports on completed researches and targeted research projects, research programs and postdoctoral projects. In cooperation with the Agency, NUK has been collecting them in electronic form since 2007. All reports are freely accessible.

When the Dead teach the Living - History of Anatomy
Following the chronological order of their creation, the collection presents some prominent works from the field of anatomy that were displayed at the National and University Library's exhibition When the Dead Teach the Living in 2015. Scientific studies, manuals, anatomical atlases, and other materials, which are kept at the National and University Library of Slovenia, and the Seminary Library represent the development of anatomy from the first known systematic attempts to discover the structure and functioning of the human body until the 20th century. The authors of the works feature many world-famous and renowned names such as Hippocrates, Galenus, Avicenna, Mesue, Vesalius, Bartholin, Eustahius, Hunter, and Zinn, as well as two local authors - Alojzij Homan and Janez Plečnik, who significantly contributed to the development of anatomy in Slovenia.
Numerous handwritten notes and additions on front pages and on the margins of the exhibited books bear witness to a strong interest in medicine and anatomy in today's Slovenian territory throughout history. Many of the books presented were once owned by important individuals and institutions.