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

Electronic Information Resources in Lithuanian Academic Libraries

Autor: Zibute Petrauskiene, Vilnius University , Lithuania



Latterly, there are a lot of attempts to make scientific information freely accessible. However, greater part of information, intended to be used for scientific work and learning is available only by purchase. The bulk of scientific information is stored in scientific (academic) databases. Problems of database purchase and effective usage are relevant to libraries of different countries.

The following problems are being analysed in the report:

  1. Purchase of commercial databases in Lithuanian academic libraries. In Lithuania, the purchase of databases is controlled by the Association of Academic Libraries of Lithuania (Consortium), which was founded in 2001. In the middle of 2006, Lithuanian libraries subscribed to 63 databases.
  2. Research of the dynamics of user demand for electronic information. In May-June of 2006, a survey was accomplished. 4 Lithuanian academic institutions took part in it. 1700 respondents had answered the questions. Purpose of research: to collect data for rating of database managing in higher educational institutions and to plan prospects for the future. Subject of research: Demand and use of databases in libraries of Lithuanian higher educational institutions. The results of the survey will be presented in the report.
  3. Statistical data of database use. Analysis of statistical data is one of the methods to check whether a selected resource is really useful and if it is used by users frequently and to dispose unused and rarely used products by planning further subscription of the resource. The report will contain analysis of statistical data of some databases, subscribed by Lithuanian academic libraries.

About author:

Zibute Petrauskiene graduate student (Dr.) of VU CF (Faculty of Communication of Vilnius University), Head of VUL (Vilnius University Library) Department of User Service Education: Vilnius University.

Dates attended: 1981-1986. Diploma in Library and Information Science, 1986.

Graduate school: doctoral student of Vilnius University Faculty of Communication; since 2002.

Workplace: Vilnius University Library. Since 1995 to present.

Position and Duties: Head, User Service Department. Responsible for organisation of public service, database subscribing and use, instruction of users and development of electronic information services in the Library. Give lecture course of Electronic information services in library for students of VU Comunication Faculty.

Subject of graduation dissertation is associated with Electronic information resources in Lithuanian academic libraries.

Participation in projects: TEMPUS (1998-98); UNESCO Memory of the World (1997-1998); BTMC (2000-2002); DELCIS (2001-2003); PHARE 2000 ŽIPF Initiative of librarians' learning - assumption of growth of informational society (2003); DPE - Digital preservation Europe (2006-2008).

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

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

New Possibilities for Scientific Medical Information Retrieval

Author: 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