Matematický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. (Institute of Mathematics AS CR, public research institution) is a research institute in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Its principal activities are scientific research in mathematics and its applications, and providing infrastructure for research. Since 1996, the IMAS has been running the Prague editorial unit for Zentralblatt MATH. It also coordinates development of the Czech Digital Mathematics Library (DML-CZ). The pilot part of the DML-CZ will be launched by the end of 2009, it will contain the major part of relevant mathematical literature ever published in the Czech lands. IMAS as the operator of the DML-CZ will provide its content to the EuDML and contribute the OCR facilities and tools for retrieval and enhancement of metadata. IMAS is also the publisher of three research journals included in the DML-CZ.
Jiří Rákosník: Mathematician, Deputy Director of IMAS and vice-president of the Czech Mathematical Society. Founder and head of the Prague editorial unit for Zentralblatt MATH and the initiator and coordinator of the project DML-CZ with the responsibility for handling metadata from mathematician‘s point of view. Member of the Electronic Publication Committee of the European Mathematical Society.