13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Poster Session

Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 22. 5. 2007, 15.45 - 17.30, Auditorium D

New Possibilities for Scientific Medical Information Retrieval

Autor: Vendula Papíková, Centre of Biomedical Informatics, Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences


Richard Papik / Charles University - Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship



An importance of Internet as a source of professional information is growing. The Open Access movement to scientific information is one of the reasons of this trend and significantly improves usability of the web in professional and academic quarters. However information overload, web heterogeneity and specific information needs of users make an efficiency of information retrieval difficult. Need of „ever smarter“ searching tools and the second generation of web services denoted as „Web 2.0“ changes the face of Internet as complex and is reflected also in area covering professional, scientific and technical information. This poster deals with new, free accessible, as well as licensed information retrieval systems and with web services collective denoted as „Web 2.0“ in scope of the scholarly information in biomedical sciences. They are presented search engines playing upon clustering and visualization of found documents, deep indexing, social bookmarking, folksonomy and new applications developed via APIs (application programming interfaces), as are alternative user´s interfaces of biomedical databases or so called mushups. The concrete examples of retrieval systems, interfaces and services are demonstrated. This work was supported by a project 1M06014 MŠMT ČR and by a project IAA701010606 GA AV ČR.

About author:

Vendula Papikova, M.D. graduated at the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University at Prague. In 1996 she achieved specialization from internal medicine and in 2000 from clinical chemistry. She worked as physician at several faculty hospitals and as assistant professor at 2nd Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry of the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. In years 1997 – 1999 she worked as pharmacovigilance and scientific medical information adviser in pharmaceutical company Ferring-Léčiva. In 2001 she passed short time educational internship focused on a diagnostics of inborn errors of metabolism and on evidence-based medicine. Since 2006 till present she works at Centre of Biomedical Informatics at Department of Medical Informatics, Institute of Computer Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

PhDr. Richard Papik, PhD teaches at Charles University in Prague since 1994. Since 2002 till present he is a director of Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship at Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. For 10 years, till 1994, he had been working in scientific, technical and economical information practice. During 1994 – 2000 he was an information specialist in Medistyl Prague. He passed several short-term as well as long-term internships in USA, Germany, Great Britain, and Slovenia. In 1998 he lectured one semester at School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina, USA. He participates in academic, as well as commercial projects including Internet, works on steering committees of national and international conferences, takes part in several professional associations and councils. Within his profession he is focused on information systems of scientific and technical information, information retrieval systems and methods, and on a field of information support of science and research.


Other papers in this session:

Using the electronic information sources in the field of nature sciences provided from project 1N04186 – chance in trainings and workshops.

Author: Alena Balvínová, Charles University - Faculty of Science, Czech Republic


Jan Soukup / Charles University - Faculty of Science - Scientific Information Department, Radka Lukášová / Charles University - Faculty of Science - Scientific Information Department

What is New About Accessing ETD in the Czech Republic

Author: Iva Horová, Library of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

Electronic Information Resources in Lithuanian Academic Libraries

Author: Zibute Petrauskiene, Vilnius University , Lithuania

ALADIN: The Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network

Author: Heike vom Orde, Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, Germany


Lisa Krolak / UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

E-learning Courses of Cataloguing

Author: Edita Lichtenbergová, National Library of the Czech Republic


Jaroslava Svobodová, Hana Kubalová / National Library of the Czech Republic

CSA Library School Programme RefWorks in CR

Author: Eva Marvanová, National Library of the Czech Republic

Analysis of the Czech Journals in the Field of Natural Sciences in Web of Science

Author: Věra Kroftová, Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., Agrotest fyto, Ltd., Czech Republic

Correlation of the Access to Electronic Services in Serbia and the Presence of Serbian Authors in Web of Science

Author: Stela Filipi Matutinovic, University Library Svetozar Markovic, Serbia


Biljana Kosanovic / National Library of Serbia

Functional Computer Literacy of Pedagogic Staff

Author: Miroslava Jakubeková, Centre for In-service Teachers´ Training, Methodology, Pedagogy in Trencin, Slovakia

SAML and XACML as a New Way of Identity Management

Author: Dagmar Brechlerová, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

South-Eastern European Digitization Initiative – SEEDI

Author: Milena Dobreva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Mathematics and Informatics


Zoran Ognjanović / Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Nikola Ikonomov / Institute for Bulgarian Language

Tools for Web Archiving

Author: Petr Žabička, Moravian Library in Brno, Czech Republic


Lukáš Matějka, Adam Brokeš / Moravian Library in Brno

Study Course Information and Library Studies

Author: Beáta Sedláčková, Silesian university in Opava, Czech Republic



Aspects of the quality management of the LIS education

Author: Baiba Holma, University of Latvia


Daina Pakalna / University of Latvia

MediGrid as a Scientific Publication

Author: Adéla Jarolímková, CESNET, z.s.p.o., Czech Republic


Petr Lesný, Jan Vejvalka, Kryštof Slabý, Marek Turnovec / Faculty Hospital Motol