The Digital Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences primarily contains digitalised periodicals and monographs produced by the Czech Academy of Sciences and its precursors. The majority of these documents were published in the 20th century, though some date back as far as the 18th century. These documents are largely the result of digitalisation performed at the Digitalisation Centre of the Library of the CAS. The Digital Library of the CAS also contains documents created directly in digital form (they are accessible on the digital library interface in PDF format). These are more recent articles from specialist periodicals published largely by units of the CAS that come directly from the editorial boards of individual journals.
Access to the Digital Library of the CAS – https://kramerius.lib.cas.cz
Access to full texts of documents
Access to documents in the Digital Library of the CAS is subject to the Copyright Act (120/2000 Sb. in its wording effective from 1. 1. 2017). For this reason, the free accessibility of documents is conditional to a period of 70 years having passed since the death of their author (from any location). An exception to this is comprised of documents on which a contract with their publisher (or other holder of rights to a given document) enables access before the expiry of the given period.
All full texts of documents are available on computers in the LCAS study.
A guide to the use of the Digital Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences is available for both types of interface:
- new interface – https://kramerius.lib.cas.cz/client/K5cze.pdf
- older interface – https://kramerius.lib.cas.cz/search/help/cs.jsp
If you have any questions you can contact the Department for the Digital Library, e-mail: dlib[at]lib.cas.cz, tel: 221 403 253.
The inclusion of journals in the Digital Library of the CAS
Journals issued by departments of the Czech Academy of Sciences and affiliated academic societies and journals that send data to the CEJSH database through the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences are, first and foremost, included in the Digital Library. The Digital Library can also be used as an archive of older editions of journals. We offer the editorial boards of academic journals the opportunity of free digitalisation of older editions of their journals.
If you are interested in adding your journal to the Digital Library, please contact Mgr. Jana Křížová, e-mail: dlib[at]lib.cas.cz, tel: 221 403 253.
The Web Archive of the Czech Academy of Sciences
The digital archive of Internet pages of units of the CAS assembled for the purpose of accessibility and long-term storage.
The aim is to archive and make accessible to the public everything that has been published on the webpages of individual units.
If you are interested in adding the Internet pages of your unit to the Web Archive, please contact Miroslav Pavelka, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 221 403 328.
Czech Digital Library
The Czech Digital Library can be used to look up content included in most digital libraries in the Czech Republic.