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

M-CAST System (Multilingual Content Aggregation System)

Autor: Marie Balíková, National Library of the Czech Republic


Petr Strossa / University of Economics / Silesian University



The Multilingual Content Aggregation System (M-CAST) will allow for the development of Digital Libraries by aggregating digital data available in different formats and locations. M-CAST will be based on the outcome of the TRUST -Multilingual Semantic and Cognitive Search Engine for Text Retrieval Using Semantic Technologies (IST-1999-56416) project financed by the 5th European Union Framework Programme for RTD. The TRUST search engine is developed for 4 languages (French, Italian, Polish and Portuguese). Two other languages modules will be added: English and Czech. The TRUST language resources will be used and updated. Searching system will enable to narrow the search using the standard Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) applied in library cataloguing systems worldwide.

About author:

Head of National Subject authorities and Indexing and Classification Department of the National Library of the Czech Republic. She is responsible for the national subject authority files and the implementation of the subject analysis international standards, as well as Conspectus methods (subject access) in the Czech Republic. She is head of the working group on subject access, member of the National Cataloguing Policy Committee, and member of the IFLA Standing Committee of the Indexing and Classification Section. She is coordinator of the project on Multilingual Subject Access to Catalogues and Databases of National Libraries.

RNDr. Petr Strossa, CSc. MSc in theoretical cybernetics, mathematical informatics and theory of systems at Charles' University, Prague, in 1985, PhD at the UEP in 1992. His main research domain is computational linguistics and its application in information processing. He developed a software system for machine-aided translation of short expert texts from English to Czech, and has been responsible for the linguistic design of a system for reformulation of automatically generated association rules in various natural languages. Teacher/researcher at the UEP since 1985. He gives specialized courses on computational linguistics and algorithms in information processing (also at the Silesian University, Opava). Author of more than 70 publications.

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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