The university libraries of Hessen and Rheinhessen work together in the library network to ensure efficiency through the joint operation of infrastructure services and at the same time to promote new services in a coordinated manner. An important element of this cooperation is the operation of library management systems. Systems of this kind provide IT support and extensive automation for important local processes such as acquisition, lending and research. hebis (Hessian Library Information System)
The previous library management system of the hebis network no longer meets the new requirements. After more than 20 years of operation, functional deficits are unavoidable and the end of the life cycle is looming: system components are being taken off the market, operating risks and maintenance costs are increasing.
In an alliance-wide strategy process, the need for change in the alliance was systematically and comprehensively identified, evaluated and a number of innovations in concrete cooperation were named. As a result of the strategy process, the hebis members agreed in May 2021 to replace the current library management system OCLC LBS with the open source system . FOLIO
As part of the , the state university and college libraries of Hessen and Rheinhessen will first be migrated to the open source system FOLIO from 2022 to 2024. The state universities in Hessen will receive funding for these measures from the Hessian Digital Pact for Universities. In future, the new library management system FOLIO will be operated via central hosting by the hebis head office. migration project
ongoing, 1.1.2022 – 31.12.2024
- all hessian state universities
- Coordination hebis-VZ
Dieses Vorhaben wird gefördert aus dem “Hessischen Digitalpakt Hochschulen 2020 – 2024”