On Thursday, November 16, in the Bosniak Institute was held the promotion of the project “Scientific portal of the Bosniak Institute-Foundation Adil Zulfikarpašić”, which aims to connect the Bosnian-Herzegovinian scientific research community with diaspora scientists.
The Scientific Portal of the Bosniak Institute – Adil Zulfikarpašić Foundation is an institutional online research repository that combines the scientific and cultural production of Bosnian and Herzegovinian authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad, as well as foreign authors who wrote about Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In addition to storing scientific content, Portal at one place collects and combines biographical data and bibliographies of authors’ works, information on scientific institutions and gatherings in the country and abroad, making the Portal a unique database and the only one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which enables the exchange of scientific information, linking and networking scientists and researchers through a common platform.
The Scientific Portal is an open-access database that offers free access to stored content and the ability to connect with other academic bases and open-access content.
Aims of the Scientific portal:
• Bosnian-Herzegovinian national materials, published outside Bosnia and Herzegovina, and materials that deal with Bosnian-Herzegovinian problems abroad has not been collected for a long time by a systematized, institutionalized method, but ad hoc and sporadic. Consequently, the immensely important corpus of the Bosnian national materials are not sistematically recorded nor locally directed by which the national heritage remains visibly impoverished and in some parts it is permanently lost.
• Due to the absence of a centralized gathering of the intellectual work of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian scientific and research community abroad, today’s science suffers from the consequence of the loss of important sources of information. Also the “scientific-research diaspora” of Bosnia and Herzegovina is affected by the loss of contacts with scientists of related orientation and origin, both in the country and abroad.
• In order to centralize the collection and unification of Bosnian-Herzegovinian cultural and scientific products abroad, and materials that in any respect correspond to Bosnian-Herzegovinian issues, the Bosniak Institute -Foundation of Adil Zulfikarpašić has established a new information and communication space, a scientific portal for digital storage of scientific papers and exchanges scientific information at home and abroad.