There is a need to build
an electronic bibliography on publications about archival science, especially the newest ones. The reason is that probably no library focuses on collecting such works, or even information about them. The last
known published bibliography stops at the year 1970. Until today some initiatives to continue that work have
been launched, but never completed.
The project “Building-up
the Polish Bibliography of Archival Science” has got three main goals. The first is to collect the greatest possible amount of information about all publications including books and periodicals. The second is to preserve
copies of electronic publications
in a digital repository created
for that purpose. The last is to motivate archivists and publishers to inform a project team about their publications or after the initiative is completed, to input data into
project database to keep it up to date.
The project includes
the following steps:
application for a grant,
project team building,
community building: contact with publishers and archivists,
establishing a list of publishers and websites with publications on archival science,
selecting and configuration
of software (database and repository),
metadata input team training,
The project is going
to start in winter/spring 2015 and last 12 months. The Main Library (Biblioteka GÅówna) of the Szczecin University will be the host and its IT (hardware
and software) infrastructure will
be used. Upon completion of the project, it is set to become a crowdsourced initiative open for different
kinds of contributions.