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  ISSUE 2002, vol. 13, no. 1

Fear, hope, and information in the 21st century (J. Činčera)  ... p. 3-6

Interactive information retrieval (J. Škrna) ... p. 7-19

Interactive information retrieval (IIR) domain is based on cognitive approach to information seeking. Interactive information retrieval doesn't mean only the ways of communication between user and system. Information received during online retrieval affect user's understanding of her/his information problem, query formulation and therefore search success. Interactive information retrieval systems should support users in information exploration and help them to achieve better understanding of their information need.
Practical research of the IIR is oriented towards query re/formulation. Theoretical research is concentrated on study of information searching behavior and ways of affecting user's cognitive state. Some models of interactive information retrieval (by N. Belkin, A. Spink, H. Xie, P. Ingwersen and T. Saracevic) are presented.

Keywords: interactive information retrieval, information problem, information need, information exploration, interactive information retrieval systems

Online information retrieval III.: information services of world database centers (R. Papík) .... p. 20-30

The text of article, 3rd part of cycle on online retrieval methods and services, is focused to an area of the largest database centers (vendors) as Dialog Corporation, STN International, Lexis/Nexis, OVID, Genios, etc. The text mentions and briefly evaluates types of databases (bibliographic databases, full-texts, factual & numerical sources, directories) with examples, also basic search techniques and tools, and current trends in electronic services of database centers. One part of text is an detailed introduce to the system of document delivery services via online vendors and producers of databases with instructions how to reach primary documents and to deliver to end (or final) users. Database centers contains much more 'information' than whole Internet but for most people are unknown their possibilities of effective and more sophisticated searching, and gathering data and information. Few barriers of using of such services exist Czech Republic.

Keywords: database centers, online retrieval services, document delivery services, types of databases


Are foreign information sources available in the Czech Republic duplicate? (M. Paráková - P. Bold)  ...  p. 31-39

The most important idea of this study was to find out the duplicity in information sources which were obtained within the "Information sources for research and development programme" of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport of the Czech Republic. The article deals with covering the journal titles in the following databases - EBSCOhost, ProQuest 5000 and Periodicals Contents Index as full text sources and Web of Science as an important bibliographical source in this field. The journal titles contained in the above mentioned sources were chosen as an unambiguous point of view of this study. The conclusions are very interesting and demonstrate that the selection of information sources was nearly optimal .

Keywords: information sources, science and development of science, covering of journal titles


Assessment of the use of electronic information sources for science and research in universities (B. Katolická)  ... p. 40-43

Utilization of multi-licensed ES/Science Direct and LINK/Springer in 2001 (J. Bayer)   ... p 43-47

eIFL Direct Project in the Czech Republic in 2000-2001 (H. Nová) ...p. 48-50

OCLC FirstSearch Service Project (H. Hemola)  ... p. 50-53

Electronic information sources: new licence - Know/Europe database (H. Nová)  ... p. 54


The present and the future of museum libraries (I. Šedo)  ... p. 55-58

Professor Levas Vladimirovas would be 90 in this year (A. Knoll)  ... p. 59-60

3rd International Conference e-ICOLC (H. Nová - P. Pěnkavová)  ... p. 60-62