Librarian: Milica Ševkušić
Opening hours: 8.00 AM – 4.00 PM
The Library of the Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is a specialized research library in the field of applied sciences, technology and engineering. Its purpose is to facilitate research activities at the Institute and provide assistance to its researchers.
It was established in 1948 as a part of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the Serbian Academy of Sciences. After a long period of inactivity during the late 1980s and 1990s, it was reactivated in 2007.
Library holdings include monographs, conference proceedings, scholarly periodicals, monographic series, preprints, CD-ROMs, slides, and videotapes, as well as a reference collection (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) and a collection of magisterial theses and doctoral dissertations of Institute’s researchers and associates.
The library of the Institute of Technical Sciences provides on-line access to numerous international electronic journals through the Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition (KOBSON).
The Library maintains the open-access institutional repository of the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA and supports the implementation of national and institutional Open Science policies.
The first institutional repository first institutional repository was established in May 2013. It was powered by the Opus 4 software, developed by the Zuse Institute in Berlin, and was hosted on the server of the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA. Its content included the publications authored by ITS SASA researches.
Since June 2017, the ITS SASA Library has been involved in the formation of the Digital Archive of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – DAIS, a joint digital repository of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and its institutes. In April 2018, the original platform (Opus4) was abandoned and the repository was fully integrated into DAIS.
The software platform (DSpace) for DAIS is developed and maintained by the University of Belgrade Computer Centre. It is in line with the requirements of the European Commission regarding open access to publications and enables the dissemination of research outputs through OpenAire, BASE, CORE, WorldCat and Google Scholar.