The university base of knowledge as a CRIS type system. The experience of the Main Library of WUT
The paper presents the university base of knowledge as aCRIS type system and at the same time an institutional repository. Systems CRIS (Current Research Information System) currently being developed by the scientific community gather comprehensive Information about research conducted at individual institutions. The WUT Base of Knowledge using proprietary software OMEGA-PSIR is an example connecting system CRIS and auniversity repository, collecting and preserving intellectual output of WUT. Base of Knowledge is asource of information on the directions of research conducted at the university. The base has many uses: data collection, content archiving, analytical tools and reporting, extensive system parameterization. Academic libraries, participating in the creation of university’s databases, perform an important task for the university, other than the traditional functions of librarians.