Collections for Library of Antonin Svehla

  • processes information and makes it available, and publishes information records, overviews and summary materials via the online catalogue, IAEI electronic databases, and information systems;
  • provides requested contact to domestic and foreign workplaces, particularly in the international exchange of publications;
  • develops the methodology related to the activities of the department, and participates in creating development concepts of the KAS;
  • provides professional reference, search and consultation services;
  • works on the preparation and development of the KAS website and its further on-line presentation;
  • performs all activities connected with the administration of licenced electronic information sources, is responsible for making them available and administrating them, and continuously monitors their use;
  • arranges the administration, updating and development of the on-line food composition database;
  • is the contact point for the cooperation with the EuroFIR international network;
  • acquires information sources for the KAS collections in both printed and electronic form by way of purchase, international exchange and donations;
  • is responsible for the operations and factual part of the PRIMO discovery system ;
  • is responsible for the administration of and updating the Aleph library system;
  • provides management and operation of the digital library Kramerius;
  • incorporates bibliographic records of books and periodicals into the KAS on-line catalogue, contributes to the aggregate catalogue of the National Library, participates in the creation of the file of Czech name authorities in the agriculture and food industry, and monitors international standards and rules for creating bibliographic records;
  • works with the Union Catalogue of the CR, and receives and provides bibliographic records of Czech agriculture literature;
  • creates its own bibliographic database, the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography, into which it incorporates analytical descriptions of Czech professional agricultural and food journals;
  • performs all activities resulting from the KAS membership of the ANL, a cooperation system of the national article bibliography;
  • participates in the development of the AGRIS and FSTA international bibliographic databases, to which it contributes with bibliographic records of scientific articles from professional periodicals issued in the CR;
  • works with the FAO on the Czech version of the AGROVOC thesaurus;
  • is responsible for the nominal and factual cataloguing and preparation of the AGROTERM, a Czech agricultural thesaurus;
  • in cooperation with the department of Services for the KAS, it provides the services of the Infopult (information desk);
  • in cooperation with the department of Services for the KAS, it carries out factual reviews of the collections;
  • in cooperation with the department of Services for the KAS, it keeps records of the circulation services and organizes them;
  • arranges communication within the AGLINET, an international network of agricultural libraries; and
  • participates in the preparation, administration and evaluation of projects by the Ministry of Culture of the CR, and participates in the VISK 5, 7 and 9 projects.
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