VNTU is the only university in Vinnytsia that will have access to Scopus and Web of Science simultaneously
On February 2017, Scientific and Technical Library of VNTU carried out an online survey of scientists, post-graduate students and students of the University regarding the need to obtain SCOPUS and Web of Science metadata databases for the University. Eighty-eight percent of respondents answered positively.
The list of winners that will have access to Scopus and the Web of Science was approved by the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine № 1286 dated 19.09.2017 “On granting access to higher educational institutions and scientific institutions, which are uder the management of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, to electronic scientific databases”. VNTU is among these winners!
Soon, each scientist of VNTU will have the opportunity to use the resources provided by Scopus and Web of Science databases via the Library of VNTU.
Access to these databases for the state budget funds will be provided by three higher education institutions – Vinnytsia National Technical University, Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University named after M. Kotsiubynskyi (Web of Science) and Donetsk National University named after V. Stus (Scopus). VNTU is the only university in Vinnytsia that will have access to Scopus and Web of Science simultaneously.
Almost 100 Ukrainian universities and scientific institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science will use the resources of Scopus and Web of Science for the state budget funds. Universities and scientific institutions were selected by a specially created Commission, which included representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, the State Library of Science, as well as the universities and scientific institutions themselves. The Commission has taken into account such criteria as a way of organizing access to electronic scientific databases, the possibility of providing such access to other organizations, the number of publications in scientific journals included into the Web of Science Core Collection and Scopus, etc.
The purpose of providing access for universities and scientific institutions to these electronic scientific bases is to develop scientific and technical potential, enhance the level of competitiveness of institutions, as well as a rational and economical use of resources aimed at subscribing the access to electronic scientific bases.