Itt vagyunk:dr. habil. Tibor Koltay, PhD

Dr. habil. Tibor Koltay, PhD
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Eszterházy Károly University
Institute of Learning Technologies
Department of Information and Communication

Head of Department
Course Director for LIS programmes
Main subjects taught:
- Abstracting
- Collection development
- Digitization 
- Information sources and reference
- Information systems
- Social media, Library 2.0
- Research methods
+36 57/502-489
Room number: 120

Curriculum vitae:


Dr. habil.: University of Debrecen, Debrecen;

PhD.: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest;

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Library and Information Science: Kent State University, Kent, OH;

M.A. Russian: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest;

B.A. Hungarian and Russian: Juhász Gyula College, Szeged;

 Work experience

Since 1981 I worked as an information officer, then as director of different academic libraries. From 1992  I was also involved in part-time teaching activities in different institutions, including translator and library and information science education.  From 2004 I have been working  as a  full-time LIS teaching staff member at Szent István University and (until 2012)  the University of West Hungary .


I won ten exchange scholarships for short term study tours to several European countries, two of them allowed one month research activities each. 

Served as ERASMUS guest lecturer at Tallinn UniversityESEIG, Hacettepe University, the Jagiellonian University and the University of Zagreb.

In 2011 I studied the content, structure and methods of the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program at the School of Library an Information Science of Kent State University, Kent, Ohio as a Fulbright Research Scholar. See a video (from 2:59) 

Foreign language skills

English, German, Russian and  Spanish

Committee and editorial board memberships


Information for All Programme Working Group on Information Literacy 


 Google Scholar citations

Selected English language publications

Data Governance, Data Literacy and the Management of
Data Quality
. IFLA Journal, vol.

42, no 4, 2016, 303-312.

Facing the Challenge of Data-Intensive Research: Research Data Services and Data Literacy in Academic Libraries. In Innovation in Libraries and Information Services (pp. 45-61). 2016

Library and information science and the digital humanities:

Perceived and real strengths and weaknesses. Journal of Documentation, vol. 72, no. 4, 2016, 781-792.

Are you ready?
Tasks and roles for academic libraries in supporting Research 2.0. New Library World, Vol. 117, No 1-2, 2016, 94-104.

Data literacy: in search of a name and identity Journal of Documentation, Vol. 71, No. 2, 2015, 401-415.

Data literacy for reserarchers and data librarians. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 49(1) 3–14.

The shift of information literacy towards Research 2.0

(co-author) Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2015, 87-93. 

Data literacy in support of Research 2.0. Library Connect, September 24, 2015

The Digital Humanities and Information Science: Remarks on the Epistemologies

KIIT Journal of Library and Information Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2015, 110-120.

Big data, big literacies? Čitalište, Vol. 24, 2014, 3-8.

List of Selected Information Literacy Resources Available in the Hungarian (Magyar) Language. In: Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide, 2nd edition. Paris: UNESCO, 2014. 

Conceptions, Ideas, What Else? Information Literacy in Hungary. (co-author) In: Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice. Springer International Publishing, 2013, 625-631.

New developments in scholarship: lessons for the information professional

Praktyka i Teoria Informacji Naukowej i Technicznej, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2013, 10-15.

Information Architecture, Information Overload, and the Literacies Journal of Information Architecture, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 2012, 41-56.

Speculations on Combating Information Overload in Amateur and Professional Environments. E-Science and Information Management. Heidelberg, Berlin , Springer: 2012, 25-32.

Digitization education in Hungary an example. Knjižnica, Vol. 56, No. 1-2, 2012, 217-230.

Information literacy for amateurs and professionals. The potential of academic, special and public libraries. Library Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2011, 246-257.

The media and the literacies: media literacy, information literacy, digital literacy. Media Culture & Society, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2011, 211-221.

Information overload, information architecture and digital literacy Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2011, 33-35. 

New media and literacies: Amateurs vs. Professionals. First Monday, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011.

Information literacy in the Visegrad group countries  Literature and initiatives. (co-author) Education for Information, Vol. 28, No. 1, 57-76.

Information literacy and abstracting: interdisciplinary issues for linguists and information professionals. Ibérica, 19, 2010, 141-154. 

Library 2.0, information and digital literacies in the light of the contradictory nature of Web 2.0  Webology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, Article 78.

The Web 2.0 Contradiction: Commercial and Library Use  Library Philosophy and Practice, 2010

Abstracting: information literacy on a professional level Journal of Documentation, vol. 65, no. 5, 2009, 841-855. 

Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula
Examples from three library schools. (co-author) Library Review, vol. 57, no. 6, 2008, 430-441. 

Information literacy and communication: A theoretical approach to an interdisciplinary issue  Providing Access to Information for Everyone. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2008. 

A new direction for library and information science: the communication aspect of information literacy   Information Research, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2007, paper colise06 

Student – Faculty papers

Noémi Horváth, Tibor Koltay, Ferenc Jávorszky, Mária Barabás & Krisztina Árvay: Experiences and Opinions: Teaching Staff and Students about Digitization Education. From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries Inside-Out. 2014.

Tibor Koltay & Eszter Takács: Digital literacies for amateurs and professionals Bridging the digital divide: libraries providing access for all? 2010. 

A selection of my publications in Hungarian is available here.

Teaching resources

Networked resources for library technical servives and reference

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