List of all accepted papers (sorted by name)

Posters and/or Other Published Material
Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík,  Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic
Where: 23. 5. 2006, - 25. 5. 2006, entry between New Auditorium and Rajska Building

Open Access to Scientific Information – What It Will Bring to the Libraries and Who Will Pay for It? [contribution]

Author: Martin Vítů,  Charles University - Institute of Librarianship and Information Studies, Czech Republic


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The library budgets are not sufficient to further cover the increasing numbers and costs of quality scientific journals. Open access to scientific information is seen as a solution to this situation. But it should perhaps be considered as a challenge as well.

Firstly, the funds to publishers will not flow through the libraries any more. The content may be free to readers but the costs of publishing have still to be paid by someone else. While now the libraries decide how to allocate their funds, they will lose control of these financial flows. With information freely available libraries can not require funding for acquisition of library materials.

Secondly, overcoming the subscription barrier may be the reason why some patrons find the library services still attractive. If quality information is freely available on the Internet the use of library services may decline.

Thirdly, libraries will continue to lose their traditional functions - acquisition and storage of stocks. They will no longer select journals to buy or purchase access to – they just will have access – as any other Internet user in the world. On the other hand the institutional libraries will have to help authors in the publishing process. This may include paying the submission fees, finding the suitable open access journal or repository or even create and maintain repository for their parent institution.

About the author

After finishing Higher School of Information Services in 1996 went the author on to study at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship (IISL), Faculty of Arts, Charles University. He graduated in 2001. Since then he has been working as an information specialist in the field of economics and finance. 2003 he began his PhD studies at the IISL. His main interest focuses on application of classical bibliometric methods to evaluate scientific development and on quantitative aspects of scholarly communication in the electronic environment.

Other papers in this session:

The Open e-print Archive E-LIS Invites Czech Authors [contribution]

Author: Eva Bratková, Charles University - Institute of Librarianship and Information Studies, Czech Republic

XML and Security [poster / contribution]

Author: Dagmar Brechlerová, Czech University of Agriculture - Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech Republic

Information Strategy and Creation of Information Sources in Design [poster / contribution]

Author: Anna Faklová, Slovak Design Center, Slovakia

Out of the Scratch, Into the Blue? Considerations upon Designing of a New Digital Library [poster/contribution]

Author: Henryk Hollender, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

The Emergence of the Specialized Digital Library of the National Film Archive in Prague [contribution]

Author: Pavla Janásková, National Film Archive in Prague, Czech Republic

Tools for Collaborative Creating and Sharing Information and Knowledge [contribution]

Author: Jiří Jelínek, University of Economics - Faculty of Management, Czech Republic

Co-author: Tomáš Kincl

Fulltext Databases of Theses and Dissertations – Free Access to Valuable Source of Specialized Information [contribution]

Author: Věra Jurmanová Volemanová, Masaryk University in Brno - Faculty of Arts, Czech Republic

Providing Full-texts and Factual Data [contribution]

Author: Rostislav Kudláček, Information Specialist, Czech Republic

The Digitization and Digital Collections in Research and Archival Libraries in Estonia [poster / contribution]

Author: Helle Maaslieb, Estonian Literary Museum Archival Library, Estonia

Co-author: Signe Jantson / University of Tallinn

The European Library - Project TEL-ME-MOR [poster / contribution]

Author: Eva Marvanová, National Library of the Czech Republic

Investing in Knowledge for Heritage Management: DIHELIA E-Portal Project [contribution]

Author: Sebastia Montserrat, University of Barcelona, Spain

Co-author: Eva Delgado, Pablo Campoy

Information System Media Education (ISM): Networking for a New Digital Reference Tool [poster / contribution]

Author: Heike vom Orde, Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR), Germany

SciTech Navigator [poster / contribution]

Author: Alena Paulíková, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Slovakia

Access to Information Resources from the View of ten Years Experience [contribution]

Author: Jiří Potáček, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno

Co-author: Svobodová Věra / MZLU v Brně

Information Support of Business Processes - Expectation and Reality [poster / contribution]

Author: Tomáš Rain, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic

Co-author: Ivana Švarcová

Polythematic Structured Subject Heading System as a Tool to Organize Electronic Information Resources by Subject [poster / contribution]

Author: Linda Skolková, State Technical Library in Prague, Czech Republic

Co-author: Markéta Máliková /Státní technická knihovna, Lucie Šmídová / Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze, Ústav informačních studií a knihovnictví FF UK

Electronic Portal for Local Government ePUSA [poster / contribution]

Author: Jaroslav Svoboda, Ministry of Interior - Department on Public Administration Informatics, Czech Republic

Creating of Effective Information System for Wood Processing Sector [poster / contribution]

Author: Alena Zuzánková, Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Slovakia

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