The Center for Scientific and Technical Information of the Slovak Republic digitizes commercially inaccessible works published by the Slovak Academy of Sciences as part of the international project EODOPEN (eBooks-On-Demand-Network Opening Publications for European Netizens).
Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Measurement of the Slovak Academy of Sciences are among the first involved institutes in the project. CVTI SR digitized 51 volumes of the Geographical Journal, 21 book documents for the Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and 11 book documents for the Institute of Measurement of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The total volume of pages scanned so far by CVTI SR for Slovak Academy of Sciences is more than 10,000. All scanned documents will be made available to the public in the coming weeks through the CVTI SR Virtual Study Room, which makes digitized library documents available for study, science and research purposes.
Providing online access for the Slovak network of scientific libraries, universities, scientific research organizations and publishers of scientific publications is the primary mission of the Virtual Library service. At present, CVTI SR makes available more than 500,000 digitized pages of study and scientific research literature. In the next phases of the EODOPEN project, all digitized works will be accessible through the EODOPEN digital consortium library, which will contain at least 15,000 book documents.
EODOPEN (eBooks-On-Demand-Network Opening Publications for European Netizens) is a 4 year project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Culture Programme, aiming at the direct engagement with national, regional and local communities in the selection of materials from the 20th and 21st century to be digitized. The project partner states are Austria, Estonia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden, Slovenia and Lithuania. The total project amount is approximately 4 million euros.
October 25, 2020