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Unified Library Management System (ULMS)

We're taking part in a joint project to scope, procure and implement a Unified Library Management System (ULMS) for the University of Kent, the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University.




Building on 10 years of successful partnership at Medway Campus, we'll realise the full potential of unified resource management through a single Unified Library Management System (ULMS) across the three institutions. It will deliver higher quality, lower cost and a better experience – both for students and the organisations.


Overcome cultural, organisational and technical challenges to deliver high quality, good value and effective unified resource management that addresses the needs of:

  • our students
  • our institutions
  • our shared service aspirations


The Unified Library Management System (ULMS) project is a high-profile major multi-institutional project.

It is intended to transform the management of the lifecycle of learning and teaching, research and institutional library resources in all formats. It will cover three Universities across their sites, encompassing all the functionality needed for a Unified Library Management System.


  • Improved student experience
  • Enhanced Medway experience
  • Sharing resources
  • Joint acquisition and procurement
  • Sharing expertise
  • Improved analytics
  • Savings in technical resources
  • Process improvements
  • Better integration and interoperability
  • Increased functionality
  • National recognition
  • Increased technical resilience
  • Long term stability and a supplier relationship for the future




Templeman Development

Information Services, University of Kent

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Last Updated: 19/01/2017