13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Digital Libraries - Trends, Technologies, Solutions

Session coordinator: Miroslav Bartošek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Where: 30. 5. 2008, 8.30 - 12.25, New Auditorium

National Registry of Theses and Plagiarism-Tracing System

Autor: Michal Brandejs, Masaryk University, Czech Republic


Jitka Brandejsová, Miroslav Křipač, Jan Kasprzak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic



The emphasis placed by academic communities as well as the general public on fighting plagiarism in students’ theses has recently been becoming increasingly strong. Last year, seventeen Czech universities agreed to create a nation-wide registry of theses, which is to be utilized by an application designed to trace instances of plagiarism (similarities) in these works. Apart from the theses, the registry also aims to target seminar papers and publications. Its design, coordinated by Masaryk University, is to draw on the institution’s technological experience in a similar project (Masaryk University’s Archive of Theses, which has been in operation since 2004 and accessible to public since 2006, developed as part of Masaryk University Information System) as well as the experience acquired during the process of collecting the theses and making these publicly available. It is also the expertise of the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Working Group members and the staff of University of Economics, Prague that is to be put into the project. The test version of the Archive can be found at http://theses.cz/. Demonstrations of use and information on the current status of the project, which has also been joined by private and foreign schools, represent the main part of the paper.

About author:

Michal Brandejs graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology. From 1986, he was working at the Faculty of Science and later began to work as a senior assistant for the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University. He currently works as an associate professor at the Faculty’s Department of Computer Systems and Communication. He specializes in UNIX as well computer and network architecture. He has been managing the Computer System Unit since 1995. In 1998, he was entrusted with the implementation of the Information System of Masaryk University (IS MU), which was awarded the EUNIS Elite Award in 2005 and Inforum Award for an Electronic Resource of Great Importance in 2007.

Other papers in this session:

Three Stages of Publishing and Archiving Documents

Author: Jan Pokorný, Multidata Praha, Czech Republic


Martin Ledínský, MULTIDATA Praha, Czech Republic

ENRICH - Manuscriptorium in Europe

Author: Stanislav Psohlavec, AiP Beroun s.r.o., Czech Republic

Bringing It on the Screen - the Mass Digitisation Projects in Munich

Author: Thomas Wolf-Klostermann, Bavarian State Library, Germany

Czech Digital Mathematics Library

Author: Miroslav Bartošek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

The Digital Object: Hidden, Exposed

Author: Stephanie Krueger, ARTstor, USA

DRAMBORA - tool for internal audit of digital repositories (version 2) and relevant information from the carried out audits

Author: Jan Hutař, National Library of the Czech Republic / Charles University - Faculty of Philosophy & Arts, Czech Republic


Andrea Fojtů / Eliška Pavlásková, Charles University, Czech Republic

European Digital Library and Copyright Law

Author: Adéla Faladová, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

Closing Address

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic