We expect inquiries about the use of the library
on the address
mail sent to this address is usually answered within a few hours.
Should you encounter technical difficulties, we kindly advise
you to inform us of the following: the type of platform (operation system)
and browser you use, the nature of the problem along with the displayed
failure notices. User opinion and suggestions can be posted in
our Guest book. You also can review the
documents individually by clicking on the "Olvasói vélemények"
(Readers' opinions) link on the respective title-page, where you can also
read posts by other readers. If you are interested in the news
and activities concerning the MEK project, or simply would like
to get notified of our latest acquisitions and updates, you can
subscribe to our mailing list on the page https://mek.oszk.hu/mailman/listinfo/mekhirek.
You may also contact us via Facebook:
MEK official page, or
Friends of the MEK group.
With other library-related problems and reference questions please
contact the Ask the Librarian online reference service.
A mailing list is maintained - currently with
about 200 active members - on the topics of the operation, development
and funding of the MEK project. Anyone can take part in this discussion,
thus promptly receiving news and information, share suggestions
and ask for advice, assistance. You can join this list by visiting
the following URL: https://listserv.niif.hu/mailman/listinfo/mek-l.
For those who wish to take part in our activities on
a larger scale we recommend joining the non-profit Association
for the Hungarian Electronic Library. Individuals and institutions
both can become members of the Association and can provide financial
support for the digital reproduction and distribution of Hungarian
cultural sources either by the membership dues or voluntary donations.
The group of our most important partners includes publishing houses,
The popularity of the Hungarian Electronic Library
is mostly due to the several links pointing to the collection
or individual documents from several personal and official web
sites. We hereby thank everyone who helps the promotion of our
service by linking to it. There are several ways to link the MEK-collection,
you can choose the one most appropriate for your site. The main
page is available at the URL https://mek.oszk.hu,
the PURL http://purl.org/NET/mek
and at the N2L?urn:nbn:hu-2
URN address as well. The advantage of the latter two links is
that they always point to a working mirror site, thus making the
collection available even in the case the main server is off-line.
(Further information on the operation of the URN and PURL addresses
can be obtained by clicking on the abbreviations on the main page.)
You may link to individual documents by URN as well - the respective
addresses can be found at the bottom of each title page. For sites
in foreign languages we recommend the https://www.elib.hu
URL, which directs immediately to the English page.
You can find several banner variations by clicking on the MEK-logo
of the main page.
The MEK also appreciates additions to its digital
collection supplied by the users - if the offered content is in
conformance with our thematic and structural criteria of acquisition.
Those criteria are:
The electronic documents
- should be in Hungarian or related to Hungary,
- should be in the subject of culture, education or academic research
- should be in the accepted formats, which are: HTML, XML, Word,
RTF, ODT, PDF, DjVu.
- should measure up to certain quality standards, such as rules
of spelling and grammar
- should be of at least 30 A/4 printed pages/100.000 thousand
- can be distributed without the violation of current copyright
law. (In the case of contemporary authors, written authorisation
is required via mail or e-mail from the copyright owner or publisher,
or they may choose a Creative
Further documentation and recommended forms can
be downloaded from our Project Archives
(in Hungarian). You can directly upload documents to our 'incoming'
with anonymous ftp - after upload we kindly ask you to notify
us on the address
Upload is also possible via the form below. This way, we are automatically
notified of the arrival of the package. It is advisable that the
files be zipped and contain due references to the original publication
(date of publication, publisher, etc.) that served as source of
the digitisation - that is, if such source exists. The files uploaded
with this method can only be deleted only by members of the MEK
staff. In the event of problems during transfer, the file can
be uploaded again under an altered filename. If your document
has a special layout (different from the one used in the MEK),
convert it into PDF format before uploading. Please, do not
use accented characters in the names of the uploaded files!