Focus on Rolnicza Biblioteka Cyfrowa Repository - Poland
Rolnicza Biblioteka Cyfrowa (Agricultural Digital Library) is a digital repository for the Central Agricultural Library (CBR) in Poland and went one line in February 2010 with an interface both in Polish and English.
The CBR was set up under the November 12, 1955 Polish Government resolution and is headquartered in the building of the former Warsaw Museum of Agriculture and Industry, rebuilt after World War II.
The repository collects agricultural books, book chapters , papers, journal contribution and archival books. These number 744 arranged in 10 collections and is registered with Registry of Open Access Repositories directory.
The repository home page is a simple design and very light to the reading eye. The left had column has six key section, the first that shows the collection types, followed by the index search section with provides three options for searching – titles, creators and keywords indexes. In the middle of the page one can search the repository and define the scope of their search, searching at metadata description level is also possible. There is a link from this repository to Digital Libraries Federation a network of digital libraries and repositories in Poland.
Users can also federate their search to Digital Libraries Federation directly from Rolnicza Biblioteka Cyfrowa. The repository search functionality allows for Jakarta Lucene Query Parser Syntax . One can see the statistics of publications, readers online and a total number of visitors an additional statistic links is provided giving statistics in fur additional attributes – resource types, formats, language and rights management .
The RSS feed option is also readily available on the home page. Rolnicza Biblioteka Cyfrowa repository is an example of a repository with added services and easy to navigate by users, including the generation of statistics.