IT Implementation Processes in Libraries: Adopting Foreign Experience




integrated library system (ILS), library service platform (LSP), library management system (LMS), library information management system (LIMS), cloud technologies, cloud computing


Objective. The purpose of the article is to study the problems of implementing IT technologies in university libraries of Ukraine in the context of foreign experience. The article examines the retrospective of development of library information systems, their effectiveness and problematic issues related to the transition of library staff to work with them. Methods. When writing the article, the review, comparative, and historical methods were used to summarize the research on the development of library information systems and to choose a sufficiently effective and convenient system among ILS (Integrated Library System), LSP (Library Service Platform), LMS (Library Management System) or LIMS (Library Information Management System) for domestic university libraries. Results. The article provides a periodization of the development of library systems from 1931 till 2022. Problematic issues for Ukrainian university libraries related to the replacement of software tools with modern software products are identified. Specialists of higher education libraries are suggested to use the web-resource “Library Technology Guides” to select the latest innovative automated library systems with their subsequent configuration. Conclusions. As a result, the ILS Koha is proposed as more adapted system in terms of financial costs and possibility of its further maintenance by existing specialists.

Author Biography

M. M. KULYK, Scientific Library, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Margaryta Kulyk,
Head service of scientometrics and bibliometrics,
PhD in Law


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How to Cite

KULYK, M. M. (2022). IT Implementation Processes in Libraries: Adopting Foreign Experience. University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings, (7), 86–94.