13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

New Technologies and Tools for Electronic Information Resources and Services

Session coordinator: Jiří Kadleček, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 22. 5. 2007, 14.00 - 17.40, New Auditorium

Tools to Empower Searching – Helping Users to Find the Right Information

Autor: Jens Gräßler, Ovid Technologies - Wolters Kluwer Medical Research, Germany



In today’s world, information has multiplied to amounts that can no longer be handled by users with traditional methods of searching. The information sources have also broadened and have seen a growth of new types of content that is no longer highly structured. Text based searching has increased in his importance. How can users find tools that help them to get orientation in the high number of sources helping them to divide important and unimportant information? How can users get to the identified primary publications? How do they deal with the huge amount of full text information available in opposite to pure bibliographic records of the past? We will speak about new ways of information retrieval, discovery and handling and present tools that are available to help end users in their workflows.

About author:

Since August 2006 Jens Gräßler is the Regional Director for Wolters Kluwer Medical Research for Central, Eastern and Northern Europe, which covers the activities of the Ovid and Silverplatter platforms and includes the Lippincott journals. Before he has been responsible for the sales activities in Germany. He joined Ovid in 2002 coming from another industry, where he held different management positions. After school he studied history and peadagogics.

Other papers in this session:

M-CAST System (Multilingual Content Aggregation System)

Author: Marie Balíková, National Library of the Czech Republic


Petr Strossa / University of Economics / Silesian University

RefWorks - A New Generation of Information Services

Author: Ladislav Svršek, Albertina icome Bratislava, Slovakia


Aaeon Maierhofer

HAN 2.0 - Improved Management and Availability of eJournals

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic


Christian Günther / H+H Software GmbH

Central Search &Vivisimo. Viva Vivisimo!

Author: Gareth Williams, ProQuest CSA, United Kingdom

Evidence of Digitising Documents and Work Process Monitoring in the National Library

Author: Pavel Kocourek, INCAD, c/o Convera CZ, Czech Republic


Jiří Polišenský / National library of the Czech Republic

Using Ex Libris Tools for Effective Work with On-line Information Resources

Author: Jan Mrákota, MULTIDATA Praha, Czech Republic


Jan Pokorný, Martin Ledínský / MULTIDATA Praha

eBooks &New Products from SpringerLink

Author: Frans Lettenström, Springer, Germany