IAA contains information about 16-18th century alba amicorum (German Stammbücher, in English also known as „friendship albums”, „autograph albums”, „books of friends”) entries of Hungarian relevance. The following entry types qualify as being of Hungarian relevance:
The database is continuously growing, and information related to previously processed entries is updated or corrected retrospectively also.
Whenever it is possible, we attach scanned images of the entries. These images are available through the Browse menu. Any further use of these images is prohibited unless sufficient permissions are obtained from the current owner of the album, which is the collection holding the album in question.
Data regarding the entries are divided into 9 sections in the database:
Each section of the database has a separate help file. It is highly recommended to study these in order to achieve a more streamlined workflow.
Under Browse, all the information related to the entry can be simultaneously viewed. The 9 sections containing the details of the entry can be accessed by clicking on the links Date, Place, Motto etc. on the left side of the screen. By selecting the checkboxes next to the links, we can select the sections to be included in the query.
The Search menu enables simple and advanced searches within the material of the database. The Help of the Search menu contains more detailed information on searches.
The database contains the following indices:
If you want to refer to an entry processed in our database, we suggest that you include in your citation our internet address or our DOI number (10.14232/iaa), as well as the record number of the entry you are referring to (e.g. IAA, 123). Please feel free to contact us if you encounter any technical (or other) difficulties when using our database. We appreciate your comments and additions regarding the processing of the entries in the database.
The list of supporters on the Home page also includes those collections and individuals who provided us with digitised copies of the processed albums free of charge, dispensing with the copyright fees they would have been entitled to.