On April 24, 2024, the Third MegaPro School seminar was held in the Scientific Library of KBTU JSC, dedicated to topical issues of automation of university libraries in Kazakhstan and practical experience with AILS MegaPro.

The seminar was held jointly with the company "Date Express" (Moscow, Russia) – the developer of the popular AILS library system "MegaPro", it was a continuation and development of the MegaPro School Seminar held at KBTU JSC on November 3, 2023.

The seminar was held in offline and online formats, it was attended by more than 90 representatives of university and academic libraries of Almaty, Astana, Karaganda, Aktobe, Kyzylorda, Taraz, Rudny, Atyrau, Temirtau.

The seminar was attended online by the leading specialists of Date Express LLC, who presented new possibilities for automating information and library technologies.

For the first time, the company's specialists presented new subsystems of AILS MegaPro - MegaID, which is designed to implement the interaction of AILS MegaPro with identification systems based on FaceID or similar technology, and the MegaSearch subsystem, which allows for a single search through catalogues of libraries using AILS MegaPro.

To date, the KBTU Scientific Library already has the MegaSearch subsystem, which allows library users to search through the catalogs of leading libraries in our country such as the Scientific Library of KazNITU University, Narkhoz University, Chekhov Central State Library of Economics, Zhambyl city youth library.

In the second part of the seminar, a practical lesson was held at AILS MegaPro under the guidance of Anna Fedorovna Abatova, Director of the Scientific Library, and Rosa Sabirovna Akhmetova, head of the digitization sector, on the basis of KBTU.

In the final part of the seminar, an exchange of views, answers to questions, and consultations of users of AILS MegaPro took place.

Following the results of the seminar, proposals were made on further cooperation between libraries of universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to develop library and information technologies and provide modern services for readers.

It was proposed to hold MegaPro seminars, conferences and other events on this topic on an ongoing basis.

Thanks to the efforts of the KBTU library staff and the attention of the University management, a comfortable working atmosphere and optimal conditions for constructive dialogue and exchange of experience were created for the seminar.