Information Resources: Three Different Ways to Cope with
Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic
Time and venue: May 26, 9:35 AM - 10:50 AM, Auditorium D
Our World is Illustrated
- Boris Škandera, Informetal, Czech Republic
- Documents to download
Significance of non-textual information. Brief evaluation of development of databases from text-oriented to multi-media databases. New possibilities offered by the so called “deep indexing”. Increasing importance of fulltext information sources. Role of digitisation in daily life and professional life. Impact of internet on development of specialised databases. Problems created by the current Babylon. Reflections on trends of possible future developments of information processing and searching.
- Author's professional CV
In 1971 graduated at the Prague University of Economics. After shorter employment at the foreign trade organisation PZO Ligna Praha he started to work in 1972 at the branch information centre for metallurgical industry (Informetal) of the Iron and Steel Research Institute in Dobra (ISRI). Since 1980 he worked manager of this centre till 1994 when ISRI was privatised and this centre was dissolved. During his function he participated in several projects aimed at automation of information services and implementation of modern computer and telecommunication technology.
Informetal was in early eighties one of the first Czechoslovak information centres frequently accessing and using international database centres – through then existing central information institute UVTEI-UTZ. Informetal started its own bibliographic database METAL in 1972 and in 1983 it became available to professional public in the database centre of UVTEI-UTZ. It was one of the most frequently used databases in this centre.
In 1994 he helped creation of the interest association Informetal, which was founded by metallurgical companies and related institutions and became director of this association. He still holds this position. In the period 2002–2004 he was investigator of the project of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT) „Multifunctional information and library centre for metallurgical industry“. In the period 2005–2008 he was investigator of the MSMT project „Integrated information and library system for development of metallurgical industry“.