General informations

Thematic scope

Science and technology, environmental science

Registered documents
  • articles from journals
  • materials published by academic press and research institutions
  • conference proceedings published in journals or by the above mentioned publishers
Chronological range
  • since 1998 r.
  • the database is updated on an ongoing basis
Types and content of records
  • article record: authors’ names (until 2018 including initials; from 2019 with full names), article title in Polish and/or English, journal title (with a link to full texts if available online), conference title, year, vol., no, pages, keywords and/or summaries in Polish and/or English, language of publications, authors’ affiliations and e-mails, references (for articles from 2005 onward), DOI, full texts of articles from journals licensed by publishers
  • journal record: title, publisher, editorial office, addresses, ISSN, frequency, URL and e-mail address of the publisher/editor, link to full texts (if available online), Ministry of Science and Higher Education scores 2013-2016, IF, appearance in DOAJ, previous/next title, journal cover, subscribers by year from among the libraries that develop the database.

Records are created on the basis of publication texts – they may not contain, for example, keywords, abstracts or author’s addresses, if such information does not appear in the journal.

Database development process

The initiative of creating BazTech arose in 1997 among libraries of the universities of technology  as well as scientific and technical information centers. The project was launched in 1998 as part of a grant from the Committee for Scientific Research for the “development and providing access to databases of a regional or national character in computer networks”. The database was made available on the Internet in January 1999 on the server of the University of Warsaw IT Centre (CIUW), currently the ICM UW within the framework of the Virtual Library of Science. Since 1999 the project was co-financed by the Ministry of National Education and Sport (MENIS) within research support activity. In the years 2005-2015, grants were received from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) as part of the SPUB WBN and DS WBN projects. Since 2016, the development of the database has been co-financed from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education’s funds allocated for activities promoting science (DUN):

  • 2016-2017 –  “Database of the contents of Polish technical journals BazTech – update and development” – within the framework of a contract No 812/P-DUN/2016
  • 2018-2019 – „Continuation of the task “Database of the contents of Polish technical journals BazTech” – update and development” – within the framework of a contract No 509/P-DUN/2018 .

The list of indexed titles was created on the basis of journals subscribed by the libraries of the BazTech Consortium. Each institution received a separate range of titles for indexing. Records of articles are developed in 23 cooperating centers (remote work on ICM UW server, using Yadda software), while the records of journals are centrally developed by the coordinator.

In 2002, cooperation with publishers of journals indexed in BazTech was initiated, at first in terms of sending electronic versions of bibliographic descriptions, and then a consent to download necessary data from journals’ websites. In addition, publishers of approximately 300 journals granted licences for making full texts of articles available in the database. In this way, together with the creators of BazTech, they became a part of the open access movement.

For more information on the establishment and development of this database, see Publications about the database.

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