The Web Site of the Institute of Library and Information Science at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow

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  • This article was downloaded by: [North Dakota State University]On: 08 October 2014, At: 06:57Publisher: RoutledgeInforma Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH,UK

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    The Web Site of the Instituteof Library and InformationScience at the JagiellonianUniversity in CracowMarek Sroka aa Slavic and East European Library, University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign , 225 Main Library,1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL, 61801, USAPublished online: 20 Oct 2008.

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  • The Web Site of the Instituteof Library and Information Science

    at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow:Gateway to Polish Library Internet Resources

    Marek Sroka

    In recent years major library schools in Poland have created Websites with access to information not only about a particular school, butalso about useful Internet resources. The Web site of the Institute ofLibrary and Information Science (Instytut Bibliotekoznawstwa i Infor-macji Naukowej or IBiIN) at the Jagiellonian University is a useful directory of Internet resourcestailored to librarians and students of library and information science.The site is available in both Polish and English, although the Polishversion has more links and is more complete than the English site.Some of the most interesting links will be discussed below.

    LIBRARY SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES IN POLAND

    When the link, Bibliotekarstwo na uczelniach w Polsce, orSchools of librarians in Poland in the sites English version, is chosenfrom the main menu, the viewer can select a library school from amongsix universities and two teacher training colleges that have their own Websites. Information about the IbiIN itself can be accessed directly from themain menu under informacja oglna (general information), pracow-nicy (faculty), etc. The Web sites include syllabi, information for pro-

    Marek Sroka is Cataloger, Slavic and East European Library, University of Illi-nois at Urbana-Champaign, 225 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL61801, USA (e-mail: ).

    Slavic & East European Information Resources, Vol. 1(1) 2000E 2000 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. 101

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    spective students, and a brief history of a particular library school. Thelink Polish libraries, from the sites English version, provides a con-nection to the Electronic Guide to Polish University and Research Li-braries, compiled by Maria A. Jankowska from the University of IdahoLibrary. The guide can also be accessed directly at . Even more information on Polish librariescan be found in the Polish version under Biblioteka, or directly at. The page Biblioteki pols-kie i zagraniczne dost pne w Internecie (Polish and Foreign LibrariesAccessible through the Internet) includes links to home pages (andguides) of Polish libraries compiled by the Jagiellonian University Li-brary School, the Cracow Pedagogical College Library School and, aspreviously mentioned, Jankowskas guide. There are also links to Polishonline library catalogs and foreign libraries such as the Library of Con-gress, the French National Library and the British Library.

    ONLINE DATABASE POLISH MANUSCRIPTS

    IN VILNIUS ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

    The database can be accessed from the main menu after choosingthe option R kopisy polskie w zbiorach wile skich (Polish Manu-scripts in Vilnius Collection in the sites English version), or con-tacted directly at . The database, com-piled under the direction of Professor Maria Kocjowa from theJagiellonian University Library and Information Science Institute, in-cludes information on 1,561 groups of Polish manuscripts housed atthe following libraries and archives: Vilnius University Library, Lithu-anian Academy of Science Library, Lithuanian National Library, StateHistorical Archives of Lithuania, and State New Archives of Lithua-nia. The database can be searched using Polish or English searchscreens. Boolean operators allow the user to combine various searchterms, and a successful search will retrieve a short bibliographic de-scription of a particular item with location and inventory information.

    POLISH ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

    A list of Polish electronic journals can be accessed from the mainmenu under Polskie czasopisma elektroniczne (Polish site) or Pol-ish e-journals (English site), or directly at

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    czasop/pol.html>. As of February 15, 1999, the list included 1,125 titlesof Polish electronic journals with links to their home pages. Some arepure Internet journals (e.g., Donosy or Habezetka), while others areelectronic versions of print newspapers or magazines (e.g., Rzeczpos-polita, ycie Warszawy, Wprost, etc.). Unfortunately, some links aredead and no information is provided about changed Web addresses.

    VIRTUAL LIBRARY

    Biblioteka Wirtualna (Virtual Library) of the Jagiellonian Uni-versity Library and Information Science Institute can be accessedfrom the sites Polish version under Biblioteka (this option is notavailable at the sites English version) or directly at . The Virtual Library includes links to such topics asPolish library legislation, bibliographic databases available throughthe Internet, and online bookstores. For example, the user can obtainthe full texts of the 1994 Polish copyright law, the 1997 Polish librarylaw, or the 1983 Polish archives law. Links to bibliographic databasesinclude various bibliographies compiled by the National Library thatcan be accessed through the Internet (e.g., Polish books from 1982 to1997, Polish books from 1998, Polish underground monographs, etc.).The option Ksi garnie dost pne w Internecie (Bookstores availablethrough the Internet) provides links to Polish online bookstores. Thisinformation can also be obtained directly at . Finally, there is a link to Netografia pols-ka (a bibliography of Polish literary texts available through the Inter-net) compiled by Roman Antoszewski from New Zealand. The sitecan be accessed directly at .

    SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

    The site would be even more useful if more of its contents weretranslated into English. For example, the option Biblioteka Wirtual-na (Virtual Library) is not available in the English version. Anotherproblem is the reliability of some links included in the list of Polishelectronic journals. The links should be checked more often and deadones should be removed from the list. On the whole, the site is avaluable resource for anyone who is interested in Internet resourcesdealing with Polish libraries and library schools, electronic journals,bibliographic databases, and Internet bookstores.

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