Regional Operational Programme for Śląskie Voivodeship – feasible answer to real needs
The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (Polish acronym: CINiBA)

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The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (Polish acronym: CINiBA) is a joint project of the University of Silesia and the University of Economics in Katowice. The goal of the project is the construction and opening of a modern scientific library which will meet 21st century standards in terms of rendering available the information necessary for executing programs of studies at both these universities, improving the quality of teaching via increasing the research potential, improving the availability of scientific literature in the region, as well as increasing the role of the University of Silesia and the University of Economics in international scientific relations.

In order to achieve the said goals, it is stipulated in the project that the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library will be a so-called hybrid library, which means that all types of documents will be made available at the same time, regardless of the type of data carrier: books, magazines, databases, electronic texts, audiovisual materials, multimedia, and collections adjusted to the needs of special groups of users (e.g. the disabled) – all this will be possible thanks to provision of modern tools requisite in order to penetrate Polish and foreign scientific literature. 

Under the Project some space will be allotted for a place in which readers will have a free and unrestricted access to books. Also, other types of collections will be created, as well as computer stations for the users (including disabled users); stations for library staff will be located in such a way that the readers will easily be able to obtain guidance and advice needed to get the information they are looking for. The building will also have auxiliary rooms such as: reprography room, Xerox room, audiovisual and microfilm room, computer room, room in which the library collections will be digitalized, as well as some space in which the users will be able to do their research, study and write their essays and dissertations (the so-called individual work rooms). Furthermore, the Centre will be intended for the entire society as it will play the role of an intellectual salon for the city and region, in which the so-called non-library-related facilities (e.g. conference room and exhibition hall) will be available.
 
Project financing
Value of the project: 79.453.600,00 PLN
Resources from the European Regional Development Fund: 52 828 698,64 PLN

 
 
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The Regional Operational Programme for Śląskie Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013 website http://rpo.silesia-region.pl/