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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Scientific publications

budynek Centrum Informacji Naukowej i Biblioteki Akademickiej

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The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINIBA) is a scientific library of two universities in Katowice, i.e. the University of Silesia and the University of Economics. The library is located in the heart of the university campus, in the city centre. Library users have over 1.2 million volumes at their disposal, of which over 364,000 are in free access. The library is open to everyone and its resources can be used free of charge. Through modern information and multimedia facilities, the Centre supports all the needs of individual development.

Library of the University of Silesia:

Library of the University of Silesia in Katowice – specialist branches:

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OPUS Knowledge and Research Potential Platform

The OPUS platform was implemented in the Library of the University of Silesia to support knowledge management processes at the University, primarily recording, archiving and disseminating the effects of scientific and research activities and documenting the professional achievements of employees and PhD students. It is the University’s institutional repository and currently contains 167,000 descriptions of publications and artistic works, of which 24,000 publications are open access, including nearly 1,000 PhD theses. The platform is the successor to the Employees of the University of Silesia in Katowice Achievements Bibliography, which has been created since the 1970s.

Fragment budynku z napisem "Wróć do rozmowy"

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Publishing House of the University of Silesia

The Publishing House of the University of Silesia focuses on the quality of publications and their review. The issue is in line with high ethical and editorial standards. Subject-related diversity of the offer reflects the multitude of scientific disciplines at the University. Books are available in traditional (paper) and modern (electronic) versions. The co-operation with large distributors (e.g. Azymut, Helion, CEEOL) results in the presence of the Publishing House in the worldwide library and sale catalogues. By promoting the idea of ​​open access, it provides publications to the RE-BUŚ university repository, the Silesian Digital Library and the Open Science Platform.

Dłonie na klawiaturze laptopa/hands on a laptops's keyboard

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Repository of the University of Silesia

Open full-text database collects publications of university employees, doctoral students and students. The papers are indexed by worldwide scientific search engines. The base, which was established in 2018, has currently almost 9,500 publications.

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