13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Portal Solutions of Access to Scientific Resources in Medicine

Session coordinator: Eva Lesenková, Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Czech Republic

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 13.30 - 16.20, Auditorium D

MEDVIK® - Medical Virtual Library – Integrated Information Environment for Medical Libraries in Czech Republic

Autor: Helena Bouzková, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Filip Kříž, Ondřej Horsák, Lenka Maixnerová / National Medical Library



One of the many responsibilities of National Medical Library (NML) is to support cooperation among institutions and to provide standard methodology and best practices guidelines for information services. According to is role NML operates the MEDVIK system - an open centralized information library system for medical libraries in Czech Republic. MEDVIK system is designed to support traditional and electronic library services and resources with great regard to institutional diversity and reasonable costs. NML is holder of the general licence for MEDVIK core software. MEDVIK Portal provides the public interface of MEDVIK system - a web application providing broad range of services to individual and institutional users. Set of different tools was developed and implemented in MEDVIK Portal environment which are aimed to help users to navigate between available traditional and e resources. This article describes MEDVIK environment, system‘s functionality and capabilities; and many advantages and opportunities it brings to all participating libraries and their users.

About author:

Helena Bouzkova began her professional career as retriever in medical libraries in Hradec Kralové and Prague. She has been working as Director of the National Medical Library in the Czech Republic since 1998. She participates in professional activities of library associations and institutions. She also participates in organization of medical libraries cooperation in the Czech Republic. She is a member of EAHIL Executive Board.

Other papers in this session:

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Author: Livia Vasas, Central Library of Semmelweis University, Hungary


Joe Geges / Ovidius

The Novartis Knowledge Center Portal - Gateway to Information and Knowledge in a Global Pharmaceutical Company

Author: Margot Gerharter, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research GmbH &Co KG, Austria

New Developments at Nature Publishing Group

Author: Hugh Blackbourn, Nature Publishing Group, United Kingdom

In What Way Requirements of Publications of Medical research Are Changing

Author: Milan Špála, Charles University - 1st Medical Faculty, Czech Republic

Free on the Net: Accessing Digital Research Output with No Barriers

Author: Elisabetta Poltronieri, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy


Rosalia Ferrara / Istituto Superiore di Sanità