Scientific information departaments at Polish Universites: place in the organizational structure and tasks
In the article there were analyzed the 94 libraries of state universities, dependent to 4 different ministries. All institutions were divided into 10 groups according to the present profile — the libraries of: economic univeristies, medical univeristies, artistic univeristies, educational univeristies, environmental and agricultural univeristies, technical univeristies, theological univeristies, military univeristies, physical education univeristies and universities. There were examined whether the organizational structure have been separated scientific information departments. There were comcompared the names of 77 scientific information departments discussed in the organizational structure, number of employees and the implementation of tasks. Comparative analysis showed considerable diversity in nomenclature (39 different names), and determine the average number of employees is 7.Among the tasks performed in the first place is provision of information services, followed by training activities and create, administer and testing databases. In addition, there is the relationship between the size and profile of the university and the activities undertaken by employees of scientific information.