The Polish Scientific Publications Platform project is nearing its end, the results of which are a new edition of the Science Library website. Its summary, as well as the last training workshop, will be held on October 12 at the University Library in Warsaw.

The event program included, among others, a project summary, training in the use of a science library resource management application, and a workshop on practical legal aspects of publishing a journal under open licenses.

The event – aimed specifically at editors and publishers of scientific journals – is free, however, due to the limited number of participants, registration is required. The registration form is available at: https://ppppn.icm.edu.pl/rejestracji-na-szkolenia/

The Science Library (https://bibliotekanauki.pl/) is the largest online library of open-access Polish scientific publications, providing open access to full-text articles published in Polish scientific journals and full-text of selected scientific books with their metadata.

Currently, the database contains more than 420,000. Scientific articles from 1500 journals and portable copies of 500 open access books.

According to PPPN representatives, thanks to the new release of the Science Library, publications are becoming more visible on the Internet. In addition, we have improved the import mechanism, acquired a number of new magazines and books, helped implement open licenses, prepared educational materials, and conducted a series of training courses. We deliver data through an open API that allows integration with other systems and reporting (eg to a PBN). We create accounts on the new platform for all publishers and magazines that cooperate with us, allowing direct verification of imported data, enriching it with additional information and keeping it up to date ”- mentioned in the information.

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Readers’ use of the Science Library does not require an account. The articles are available as PDF files and also books in EPUB and MOBI formats. Additionally, the website allows you to search full-text resources from five domain databases.

The Science Library is managed at the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling at the University of Warsaw.

The site was created as part of the Polish Scientific Publications Platform project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Its total value is more than PLN 5.16 million, and the co-financing is over PLN 4.37 million.

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