Iván Rónai studied economics at the Budapest University of
Economics and 10 years later attended the Library School of Kent State University,
Ohio. In the early 1990s he was the director of information services of the Hungarian
Parliamentary Library. Under his direction the Library launched a new electronic
information service providing references to and abstracts of articles published in
Hungarian newspapers, weeklies and journals.
Currently he is working for the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture as deputy
head of the Department of Public Collections. In 1997 he worked out and started to
implement the ministry's first telematics development programme for museums, libraries and archives.
He is the Hungarian member of the NRG.