Educatio Public Services Non-profit LLC publicized its digital content services in higher education institutes in several university towns of Hungary in May – June 2012, in order that university students, doctoral candidates and teachers get acquainted with the possibilities of accessing peer-reviewed digitized foreign and Hungarian scientific literature.
How can we access current international literature? What is the solution to the situation when there is only one copy of the handbook you need in the library of the university, and it is lent out? How do search engines of data bases operate, how can we most effectively search with them? Why is search by relevance useful? How can we effectively use the services of www.eisz.hu and www.tankonyvtar.hu portals? We presented the answers to these questions at the programs organized by Educatio Public Services Non-profit LLC, located in Budapest and in different towns in the countryside. We gave information about the questions of digitization in Hungary, and about the possibilities of accessing Hungarian and international literature indispensable for the higher education community.
Dates and venues:
12-16 PM, May 29, 2012
University of Szeged
József Attila Study and Information Centre
10 Ady Sq., H-6722 Szeged
12-16 PM, May 31, 2012
University of Pécs
Library of the University, entrance hall of Knowledge Centre
2.A Universitas Str., H-7622 Pécs
10 AM-18 PM, June 5, 2012
University of Óbuda
96.B Bécsi Str., H-1034
12-17 PM, June 6, 2012
ELTE the Library of the University
Banquet Hall (first floor)
6 Ferenciek Sq., H-1053 Budapest
12-16 PM, June 7, 2012
Széchenyi István University
New Knowledge Space building
1 Egyetem Sq., Győr
12-16 PM, June 13, 2012
University of Debrecen, Library of the University and National Library, Entrance Hall
1 Egyetem Sq., H-4032 Debrecen
Visitors could find out about Electronic Information Service, Kempelen Farkas Digitális Tankönyvtár, and the huge collection of digitized Hungarian journals of Arcanum Digitális Tudománytár, with the help of the computers at the stand space of Educatio. Thestaff membersof Educatio explained the structure of the renewed sites, the accessible contents, offered practical help to users, informed librarians about novelties.
Thestaff members of Tankönyvtár prepared a quiz game for the visitors at every program, and 8 GB pen drives were raffled among the competitors who answered all questions correctly. The visitors of the stand space received relevant information about the values digital content services can add to their field of interest or profession.
Electronic Information Service National Basic Program (from here onwards: EIS) is ten years old this year. EIS supplies higher education institutes, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a number of libraries and public collections, hospitals with national provision, ministerial background institutes (e.g. National Public Health and Medical Officer Service; Cereal Research Non-Profit LTD.) and other non-profit research institutes with full text academic data bases, journals, articles; in the frame of public procurement, national licence.