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Creating an information system for the Russian State Library: a pilot project challenging IT

[August 18, 2000]


Abstract: The Tacis programme of the European Commission financed the pilot project "Creation of an Information System for the Russian State Library" with a budget of 1 million Euro and a duration of 18 months. An EU-Russian team of experts designed the work programme that included an open international tender for a fully integrated library software package and local restricted tenders for server, networking equipment, PC’s and a small-scale retroconversion component. The paper discusses the process of designing the integrated library system tender specifications for the needs of the Russian State Library in particular, but also keeping in mind future needs of Russian digital libraries development. It also describes the model character of this pilot project of introducing IT in a traditional library in a phased and realistic approach. Particular attention is paid to the customisation of the software, and the migration of cataloguing data from an existing Russian State Library system.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Issue:August 18, 2000
Company: VTLS, Inc.
Ex Libris
Products: Aleph 500
Libraries: Russian State Library
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Record Number:9619
Last Update:2024-02-14 07:45:21
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00