Conference Partners

Main Sponsor

Albertina icome Praha & Albertina icome Bratislava

Albertina icome Praha Company (est. in 1991) has been maintaining a leading position in distributing resources of electronic information in science, technology, medicine and business in the Czech Republic. AiP’s portfolio encompasses 2 100 titles (accessible primarily online) in order to meet specific needs of its customers – universities, Academy of Sciences, hospitals, government agencies, public libraries as well as private corporations. AiP deals products of 50 world’s top publishers and aggregators (including Ovid, ProQuest, ebrary, John Wiley and Sons, OECD and Knovel). AiP‘s daughter company, Albertina icome Bratislava, represents its business interests in electronic information resources marketplace in the Slovak Republic.

Media and Technology Partners


Ikaros (an electronic journal about the information society) started as a student activity at the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship (Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague) in early 1997. The first issue was published on 14th April 1997. Since November 2000 Ikaros has been published by Ikaros, o.s. (a civic association). The journal content focuses mainly on librarianship, information science, new trends in information industry and new media.


„Helping you to make most of your information“
INCAD incorporates and combines the most advanced technologies in the industry to deliver proven solutions with an emphasis on scalability and reliability. Incad's focus includes the following areas: Information Acces Solutions, Digitisation and Software development. Incad is a certified partner of Microsoft in Enterprise Search and represents companies ImageAccess and Treventus.


Radio LibRa started as a student project of Division of Information and Library Studies at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in 2007. Nowadays the functionality of the radio is ensured by volunteers – students and graduates from DILS. The basic principle of voluntariness and often change of editors forced LibRa to change from periodical publication to interviews and coverage of significant events in the information and library field – among them, of course, The Inforum conference. You can find the recordings of The LibRa in Inflow magazine which has also started as a student project shielded by DILS.

Infoparty Sponsor

Institute of Physics

IOP Publishing provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide. Since launch we have expanded rapidly to become one of the leading international STM publishers. We have a global reach, with offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Mexico City, Munich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Wroclaw, Beijing and Tokyo as well as Bristol and London in the UK. IOPscience is IOP Publishing's e­lectronic platform providing access to more than 130 years of leading scientific research and hosting over 350,000 articles dating from 1874 to the present day. For authors, IOPscience provides a compelling opportunity to publish work that will achieve visibility and status amongst the scientific community.


Ovid Technologies GmbH

Ovid is a leading global provider of customizable electronic research information solutions. Ovid partners with today’s premier publishers to offer a unique combination of content, tools, and services to help medical schools, hospitals, and healthcare organizations; academic institutions; and pharmaceutical, engineering, and biotechnology companies transform information into knowledge. Users trust Ovid to help them explore a topic, fuel a discovery, or enhance patient care. Ovid is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services company.

Exhibitors & Other Contributors - Czech & Slovak

AiP Beroun

AiP Beroun, a daughter company of Albertina icome Praha Ltd, is active in the sphere of electronic databases. AiP Beroun collaborates with many Czech and European memory institutions. The company is specialized on the non-contact digitization of scarce manuscripts, rare prints, paintings, posters, maps and its publication in the Manuscriptorium on the internet. The project of the European digital library Europeana, company EBSCO, Summon and others benefit from the digital library Manuscriptorium. One of our recent substantial activities has been the technical management of the European aggregating project, ENRICH.

AiP Safe

AiP Safe s.r.o. delivers modern DMS and ECM solutions based on the SAFE platform which help organizations with effective managing, storing and accessing enterprise content.

Cosmotron Bohemia, s.r.o.

Cosmotron was founded in 1992. The company is specialized in development of information systems. Dynamics and growth of the company was in 2008 attested by quality certificate according to ISO 9001. Major product is the software Advanced Rapid Library (ARL). ARL is determined for automation and administration of libraries, museums, galleries, archives and information centers. Another domain includes identification systems – bar codes and RFID technology – for library use. Also advisory and analytical services, installation, inplementation, permanent support and next development guarantee are provided. Organizations of various orientation and dimension are the company clients. The part of the services involves products for the protection of library fund and additional bar code services.

EXON s.r.o.

Company Exon is involved in areas of digitization and Document Management Systems (DMS). We deliver high quality book scanners from French provider i2S. These scanners are intended to digitize the cultural heritage strictly comply with rigorous requirements to preserve valued documents like books, maps, glass negatives, etc. The National Archives, The Parliamentary Library of Czech Republic and others use this equipment. These scanners are also used in Exon's digitization line. We provide also Document Management System with secure electronic archive.
Our customers appreciate value and functions of book scanners and Document Management System delivered. See more on our web pages.

KP-SYS spol. s r.o.

KP –SYS spol. s r.o. (Ltd.) was formed in 1995 and up to now the company has no foreign share. Since the very start of its existence the company has been dealing with the development of systems for libraries of any size, school or private ones. The first automatized library system was developed in 1996 in cooperation with the Institute of IT and Libraries of the Faculty of Philosophy UK in Prague. The original library system KP sys (DOS) and KP win ceased to meet today’s IT trends as well as library trends after some years. For those reasons a modern integrated modular system KpwinSQL (2006) and a new product of Verbis (2010) were created. Both of them are being used by more then 300 Czech libraries and IT centers.

LANius s.r.o

LANius Ltd. was founded in 1996. The company is specialized in development of information systems for libraries. Main product, Library information system Clavius has been developed from 1999. In present time this system is widely implemented in more than 2500 libraries in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Library system core application works on the Windows operating system and interacts with SQL database and web server. Our new OPAC 2.0 Carmen has been developed in 2010. Now, we are preparing new generation of library management system fully accessible by Internet and Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as innovative elements of library processes automation.

MULTIDATA Praha, s.r.o.

We offer advanced software solutions that enable institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials and processes and to empower patrons to discover and deliver the information they need quickly and easily, anytime and anywhere. We put emphasis on the new generation discovery tool, including the tools for long term archiving and accessing. Our portfolio comprises the products from Ex Libris (Primo, PCI, SFX, bX, MetaLib, Rosetta, DigiTool, Verde, Aleph, Alma). You will find our products in leading Czech libraries, e.g. NL CR, NTL, CU. Our SW also supports important library services: – the discovery portal for science and research in Slovakia and JIB – the uniform information gateway in CR.

SVOP spol. s.r.o.

SVOP Ltd. was founded in 1991. Main product, LIS DAWINCI, was enhanced by other own technologies. This is mainly system for plagiarism detection (based on fulltexts comparison and searching for similarities) and technology of fulltext search in a large volume of data. Company also contributes to solutions of projects in education, science and research with ME SR, CVTI SR and university workplaces. Such as Central Register of Academic Publication Activities, The Evidence of Art works and performances, The Central Register of Thesis and Dissertations / Evidence of Thesis and Dissertations (local storage). SVOP also implements algorithm for plagiarism detection used by the CRTD.

Exhibitors & Other Contributors - foreign

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning, online collections for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our discipline focus extends across the social sciences and humanities, reaching into the sciences, offering full text, audio and video resources in subject specific collections or as a comprehensive video library.


BioOne is a not-for-profit organisation which collaborates with academic society publishers in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences, to bring their high-quality journals together into a database which now contains 171 full text titles. By returning a large portion of the subscription revenue to the participating publishers, BioOne offers a welcome alternative to commercial publishing, allowing academic societies to retain full control of their publications without compromising on revenue. Our model also gives libraries the chance to subscribe to a substantial, high-quality collection of content at very affordable prices.


Founded in 1683, Brill is a scholarly publisher with offices in Leiden (The Netherlands) and Boston (U.S.A.). Brill has been listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange since 1997. Brill publications also include the imprints Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, VSP, Hotei and Global Oriental. Brill’s publi­cations focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. End 2011, Brill launched, a family of online platforms featuring Brill’s content in books & journals, reference works and bibliographies. Another platform – featuring Brill’s research collections – is expected to launch later in 2012.

Burgundy Information Services

Burgundy Information Services represent a wide range of Publishers and e-Content Aggregators from around the world. We specialise in negotiating the delivery of scholarly information to Libraries and Information Centres throughout Europe. We are a young, independent and highly motivated company based in Oxfordshire, England.


CABI is a leading not for profit publisher, with 100 years of experience in scientific information provision. We create, collect, commission, organize, interpret, synthesize and customize knowledge for the scientific community. Our team of subject experts keep up-to-date on the latest research and discovery within the applied life sciences and ensure the most important and relevant information is included in our high value scholarly databases, compendia, and books, including the world renowned CAB Abstracts and Global Health databases.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is a hallmark of the finest scholarly writing and cutting-edge research from around the world. Cambridge Journals Online currently publish over 280 peer-reviewed academic journals, offering a broad spread of subject areas and a host of leading journal titles. Cambridge Books Online offers unlimited user access to over 13,000 titles across 30 subjects. Customers can choose from a flexible ‚Pick and Mix‘ option or high value fixed collections.

De Gruyter

For more than 260 years the name De Gruyter has been synonymous with high-quality publishing in the humanities and natural sciences. The scope of our publishing program includes theology and philosophy, biology and chemistry, linguistics and literature, mathematics, physics, and materials science, history and archaeology, as well as law and medicine. De Gruyter has consistently worked with leading scholars to establish itself as a key international publisher. eBooks, eJournals, and databases are available on our new online platform to which each year approx. 1,000 titles are added.


Knovel provides a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 5 of the Top 10 Constituents of the FTSE 100 Index, 74 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 350 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call 0800 121 6810.




The OECD provides a forum in which governments can share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. The common thread of OECD’s work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's ob­jective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. In addition to publishing over 4,600 new books each year, Oxford University Press produces online editions of many of its most acclaimed scholarly and reference works including academic and research journals, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, general reference material, and monographs in a wide range of subject areas.


ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.
This energetic, fast-growing organization includes the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, the new ProQuest Dialog™ service, and business units ebrary®, Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS™, and Bowker®.


Springer is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and the largest publisher of STM books. It publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies. Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group publishes over 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees.

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is one of the leading international academic publishers, producing around 1,800 books and 1,600 journals annually under the imprints of Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and CRC Press. Our innovative range of online products includes reference works, eJournals, abstracting databases and eBooks. Through CRCnetBASE we offer instant access to the world's premier scientific and technical information with added support for libraries. Visit our stand to find out more!

Thieme Publishing Group

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held, German medical and scientific publishing company. For over 125 years, Thieme's high quality books and journals have been a vital resource for scientists, physicians, researchers and academics. Thieme publishes more than 130 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books per year. The Thieme resources are also available online and offer valuable information in eJournals, eBooks and chemistry resources like Science of Synthesis and Pharmaceutical Substances. A trial access is available for all products in order to demonstrate the contents and functionality.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters scientific and scholarly research solutions provide powerful tools to accelerate research, discovery, and innovation. Researchers, administrators, faculty, and students can quickly access meaningful information at every stage of their workflow – increasing productivity and maximizing their institution’s in­tellectual assets. From search and discovery to publishing and analysis, Thomson Reuters supports the entire research lifecycle.


Wiley-Blackwell is one of the world’s foremost academic and professional publishers and the largest society publisher. With a combined list of more than 1,500 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books, reference works, protocols and specialized databases, this global business sets the standard for publishing in the life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities.

Other Contributors


Elsevier is the leading STM publisher. Our mission to accelerate science and improve outcomes led to SciVerse, a recently launched hub that integrates content from our popular sources for high quality information, ScienceDirect and Scopus, as well as targeted Web Content and community developed applications. Our SciVal Suite completes our portfolio by providing web-based performance, planning and funding tools that help evaluate, establish and execute research strategies. For more information please visit our stand on ground floor or our website.

GALE, A Cengage Learning Company

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for its accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information please visit or­.uk.

Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze

The University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze) is the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. The University of Economics, Prague has six faculties – five in Prague and one in Jindřichův Hradec in South Bohemia. These include: the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics and the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. The faculty based in Jindřichův Hradec is specialized in management.

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Albertina icome Praha

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Albertina icome Praha & Albertina icome Bratislava

Media and Technology Partners