VIKBA10 Library Systems and Standards

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Martin Krčál, DiS. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Technology plays an important role in all areas of human activity, and so it is in libraries. A modern library can no longer be imagined without computers and technologies. The course will focus on the library system and its role in automating library processes and services. Students are also introduced to other systems built in libraries. Standardization in libraries is also important for co-operation between institutions. Another goal will be to introduce the best-known standards used in libraries. Also discussed will be other modern technologies used in libraries.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student: - understands the library as a system and catalog as the basis of the library information system;
- can name most widespread library systems and he knows their strengths and weaknesses;
- knows main modules and functions of the library system;
- knows main technologies used in libraries;
- recognizes the importance of standards for libraries;
- is familiar with the most important standards that are used in libraries;
  • 1) Cultural heritage institutions 2) Standards and standardization 3) System, information system, integrated library system 4) ILS integration 5) Opensource and libraries 6) Library catalogs 7) Discovery services 8) Central library services and systems 9) Contributing to the Union Catalog of the Czech Republic 10) Bibliomining and data-driven librarianship 11) New technologies and trends in libraries 12) Cataloging and cataloging rules
    recommended literature
  • BILAL, Dania. c2014. Library automation: core concepts and practical systems analysis. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 9781591589228.
  • VARNUM, Kenneth J. The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. London: Facet, 2014. ISBN 978-1783300334.
    not specified
  • COUFALOVÁ, Jindřiška, Kateřina KOŠŤÁLOVÁ a Hana NEMEŠKALOVÁ. Katalogy nové generace: analýza vybraných systémů z pohledu uživatele. 1. vyd. Praha: Národní knihovna České republiky, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7050-579-3.
  • VAUGHAN, J. Investigations into Library Web-Scale Discovery Services. Information Technology and Libraries [online]. 2012, 31(1). DOI: 10.6017/ital.v31i1.1916. URL:
  • Library Future Technologies (
  • IFLA Standards (
  • RDA: resource description & access : 2014 revision : includes changes and updates through April 2014. Chicago: American Library Association, c2014. ISBN 978-0-8389-1293-5.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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