Following the political and economic changes of the 1990s, the emerging democratic system in Hungary raised a growing interest in local government issues from the part of citizens. People are interested in all decisions concerning their region, their municipality or community, as these decisions have a major effect on their life and opportunities. Local governments have chosen libraries to make accessible for citizens the orders and decrees affecting the life of their communities. On the one hand, this is a great new responsibility showing the importance of libraries in providing information related to local matters. On the other hand, this type of rapidly growing local collection can only be used and researched effectively if it is appropriately catalogued. The paper deals with various issues related to providing local government information, including a few good practices.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.