Providing 24/7 Online Access to Scientific Resources
A shift in financing electronic information resources in 2018 has enabled the National Library of Technology (NTK) to provide access to more than 19,000 new electronic books. Overall, the value of accessible eBook collections — covering a wide spectrum of eBooks from Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley — exceeds 15 million CZK.
The Springer e-book collection has been acquired as a permanent purchase, and is now part of the NTK holdings. The collections of three other publishers were obtained are offered according to a model of subsequent selection of titles in the form of Evidence Based Selection (full collections are available for 2018 and the number of titles corresponding to the paid amount will be selected at the end of the year, and these titles will then remain in the holdings permanently). The e-books collection is now available to all registered patrons of National Library of Technology within the building as well as through remote access.