Vesna Župan
​The „Svetozar Marković“ University Library, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia​

​​2nd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2018 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 22, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-11-0


This paper concentrates on the materials of Serbian academic libraries which refer to the fiscal policy of the European Monetary Union. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the potentials of Serbian academic librarianship in this domain. The academic libraries of Serbia have their users who are either students or researchers, professors or other citizens who fulfill the conditions for membership in the library if they are interested in using the collections. An empirical and a statistical method are used for writing this paper. The theoretical framework for this paper is not just the economic one, it is also a library and information one including the international standards for bibliographic description of library materials. The author of this paper has in mind contemporary tendencies in the fiscal policy of the European Monetary Union.
Serbian academic librarianship, although with certain current problems, may contribute a great deal to the development of scientific thaught in the domain of financial theory and policy. It is due to its useful pieces of advice. Except this, an interlibrarian loan service with abroad that is being developed by the „Svetozar Marković“ University Library shows a clear orientation towards an international collaboration particularly with the countries of Europe. All the phases in the activity of this and similar institutions require an information literacy, language skills and professional knowledge in order to aquire literature, catalogue and classificate it, and lend to library users in the field of economics, law as well as in all other sciences.
The nature of contemporary librarianship is international. Serbia participates in the process of knowledge globalization due to its completing of collections in order to stimulate human resources development, in paper form and in the electronic one. The entrepreneurial learning today is getting more and more actual. As far as the fiscal policy in an international framework is concerned, it would be useful to get familiar with the opportunities of a contemporary academic librarianship in such a European country which tends to be closer to the European Union not just through undertaking economic and legal measures but also by completing its own library collections. This includes the implementation of the international standards in library and information activity as well as up-dating the content of digital repositories unavoidably including those works which refer to the fiscal problems in the external environement of Serbia. 
The author of this text published several papers in the academic librarianship which goes in for economic topics.[1] During her professional experience of 25 years in Serbian academic librarianship she was facing the requirements of present and future experts for finances, present and future economists of different orientations. The libraries in Serbia perform their activity with different degree of public work. Central library of the University of Belgrade e.g. The „Svetozar Marković“ University Library has a high degree of public work.[2]. Faculty libraries are open mostly because of those persons who are employed or study at the faculty. The use of a library is determined by the normative act of the institution it belongs to. As far as a faculty library is concerned it should be emphasized that it is an organizational unit within the faculty. When we talk on the „Svetozar Marković“ University Library, for example, we should know that it is an organizational unit within the University of Belgrade. It has been long the central university library for the state universities in Serbia.

[1] One of them is The Linguistic structure of economic materials is Serbian academic libraries. Navigating through COBISS, Belgrade, Svet knjige, 2016, format A4, 115 p. / by Vesna Župan. (CD edition) (Serbian; Latin letter)
[2] (Access  09.11.2017.)

Key words

fiscal policy, EMU, Serbian academic librarianship


  7. Vesna Župan, Linguistic structure of the economic materials in Serbian academic librarianship. Navigating through COBISS, Belgrade, Svet knjige, 2016, 115 p. (Serbian)
  8. Kristijan Ristić and Žarko Ristić, European public finances.  Fiscal policy of the EU, Belgrade, EtnoStil d.o.o., 2011, 227 p. (Serbian)
  9. Hrvoje Šimović, Fiskalna politika u Evropskoj Uniji i Pakt o stailnosti i rastu, Zbornik Ekonomskog fakulteta u Zagrebu, God. 3, 2005, str. 86.
  10. Ian Begg, Future fiscal arrangements of the European Union, Common Market Law Review, Volume 41, issue 3, 2004, p. 793-794; Daniel Strasser, The finances of Europe: The budgetary and financial law of the European Communities, Commission of the European Communities, Luxemburg, 1991, p. 41-70; European Commission, European Union Public Finance, p. 127-166 and 240.

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  1. (Datum pristupa: 5.2.2018. godine)
  2. (Datum pristupa: 10.2.2018. godine)

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