National Library Platform requirements

In collaboration with other types of libraries (public, academic, university) the NSZL has worked extensively on the requirements of a new national library platform for Hungary. The result was a 70 pages document summarizing the broad overview of the system

and about 1.100 lines of requirements in addition to the “normal” functions of already existing library systems like Alma, WordShare, OliSuit or Qulto.

Our intention is to create a cloud based hardware environment where this new collaborative platform can run and be accessible for all participants. In the tender process it became very obvious, that existing library systems cannot fulfil the requirement the Hungarian library community has expressed, so the only feasible way forward is to implement the FOLIO framework, adding missing functionality to the existing modules and develop the modules missing in cooperation with the community members.