SVIBOR - Project code: 3-01-401

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Strossmayerov trg 4, HR - 10000 ZAGREB
tel.: +385 1 459 44 44, fax: +385 1 459 44 69
E-mail: ured@znanost.hr

SVIBOR

SVIBOR - Collecting Data on Projects in Croatia


Project code: 3-01-401


CROATIAN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM


Main researcher: BEKAVAC, ANAMARIJA (134850)



Assistants
Type of research: developmental
Duration from: 01/01/86. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 14
Institution name: Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb (108)
Department/Institute: Central medical library
Address: Šalata 3, p.p. 445
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Communication
Phone: 385 (0)41 423 420, 4566 936
Fax: 385 (0)41 424 001

Summary: The main goal of the Croatian Biomedical Information System is to overcome communication barrier towards international scientific community which is a characteristic of so-called scientific periphery. The System is aimed to improve information flow and availability of foreign sources and to introduce bibliographic control of national source publications. The cooperation within the System includes 28 Croatian medical libraries. Central Medical Library (CML), Zagreb School of Medicine, plays the key role in organizing all activities. The General Hospital Holy Ghost Library directly participates in the development of Biomedicina Croatica. The most important result of the System is the implementation of 2 databases. 1. Biomedicina Croatica (BC) is a national bibliographic database including papers published by Croatian authors in foreign and domestic sources in all types of publications (since 1986). It has 17,162bibliographic records (with annual growth of 3,000 records). The structure of BC is similar to MEDLINE (Bethesda, USA), an international standard for biomedicine. English is used in data indexing. BC is available in CML and via CARNet. 2. Union List of Medical Periodicals in Croatian Libraries is a factual database with essentials on 2,000 periodicals. It is available via CARNet.

Keywords: scientific information, biomedical communication, publication availability, information availability, national bibliography, union list of periodicals, Croatian medical libraries

Research goals: 1. Rapid scientific information and document flow from international sources, their efficient acquisition and usage; 2. Bibliographic control of biomedical research and practice results published in Croatia and its possible availability to world scientific community. Ad 1) Rapid information flow from international sources and its efficient usage is carried out in 2 steps: the first is basic bibliographic information (bibliographic databases) and the second is access to source publications (books, journals). The dependence on scientific information import, and accordingly considerable financial resuorces required, demands organized cooperation of all medical and health institutions. Ad 2) Collection and processing of biomedical scientific information published in Croatia enables dissemination within the country and international availability as well.


COOPERATION - INSTITUTIONS


  1. Name of institution: Biblioteka Opće bolnice "Sv. Duh"
    Type of institution: International organization
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

Other information about the project.
MZT Croatian language SVIBOR Alphabetic list Sorted on project code Sorted on institutions Search help
Ministry of
Science and
Technology
Croatian
language
Svibor
homepage
Alphabetic
list
Sorted on
project code
Sorted on
institutions
Search Help

Last update: 10/09/95
Information: svibor@znanost.hr