13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Poster Session

Session coordinator: Jana Machonská, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2008, 16.00 - 17.30, Auditorium D

The Digital Library for the Blind

Autor: Norbert Végh, Slovak Library for the Blind, Slovak Republic



The papers deals with a logical developing of the information services of the Slovak Library for the Blind of Matej Hrebenda (SKN) since 1996 to a modern Digital library. The aim of the SKn's effort is to access the talking books and magazines, DAISY books and in txt format the books that were published in Braille by the SKN to the blind and visually impaired users on the SKN website. These services have been made accessible due to the Copyright law and the IS standards of public administration and Blind Friendly Web. A significant part of the Digital Library are the digital audio books which are protected against an illegal distribution by the system DRM - Digital Right Management. In spite of a licenced protection, it is possible to listen to the audio books from our website www.skn.sk not only on a PC, but on a cell phone and MP3 player as well. We are proud that the Digital Library project won the Inforum 2007 price in the last year.

About author:

Norbert Végh has been working at the Slovak Library for the Blind (SKN) since 1996. He is in charge of digitizing and digital informational services. He is interested in making websited barrier-free and making them accessible to the disabled users. He is an author of the Digital Library project of the SKN. He is engaged in the Slovak Association of Librarians. He is an author of the publication Making the Library Websites.

Other papers in this session:

Serbian Wordnet for Biomedical Sciences

Author: Sanja Antonic, University of Belgrade - University Library "Svetozar Markovic", Serbia


Cvetana Krstev, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Philology, Serbia

Corporate Culture as a Basis for Sharing Information and Building Corporate Knowledge

Author: Michaela Dombrovská, Charles University - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Czech Republic

Yesterday, today and tomorrow times of Subject Gateway Art and Architecture

Author: Květa Hartmanová, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague Library, Czech Republic


Václav Kapsa, Czech National Library / Jiří Pavlík, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Subject Categories in JCR Science Edition and Their “Median Impact Factor”

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

The tezaurus Medical Subject Headings – Czech Translation in the MTMS

Author: Lenka Maixnerová, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Alena Šímová, Helena Bouzková, Filip Kříž, Ondřej Horsák, Marie Votípková, National Medical Library, Czech Republic

InfoLitGlobal: A New Information Literacy Resources Directory

Author: Heike vom Orde, Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, Germany

Community 2.0 and Its Consulting Potential: An Example from a Medical Environment

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


Richard Papik, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Interlibrary Loan Service in the context of Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition of Serbian Libraries - KoBSON

Author: Dragana Stolic, University of Belgrade - University Library