WWW services of scientific institutions have become a communication platform with different groups of audiences. The each of them: scientists, students, science journalists, government, industry, teachers and wide public have their own reasons to look for information and dialog. It is the question if the services may be joined with the different needs of the different groups?

The content analysis of Websites services of all public scientific institutions in Poland: universities, Polish Academy of Science and R&D institutions were the main method used in the research.

The results may show, the most important group of audiences of the universities’ WWW services are: students and scientists, of PAS: scientists and industrial organizations and of R&D institutions - industrial organizations mainly. There is little information straight addressed to the wide public, no information for teachers, science journalists. The results may also show, inside the services there are too little activities for public understanding of science and technology.

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Science, society and internet in Poland.What are doing polish science institutions for internet science communication with the different groups of the public?

MaÅ‚gorzata Jaskowska   Department of Information Science and Librarianship, Jagiellonian University

WWW services of scientific institutions have become a communication platform with different groups of audiences. The each of them: scientists, students, science journalists, government, industry, teachers and wide public have their own reasons to look for information and dialog. It is the question if the services may be joined with the different needs of the different groups?

The content analysis of Websites services of all public scientific institutions in Poland: universities, Polish Academy of Science and R&D institutions were the main method used in the research.

The results may show, the most important group of audiences of the universities’ WWW services are: students and scientists, of PAS: scientists and industrial organizations and of R&D institutions - industrial organizations mainly. There is little information straight addressed to the wide public, no information for teachers, science journalists. The results may also show, inside the services there are too little activities for public understanding of science and technology.

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