Library Automation: Why and How?

Saritha, * and Rao, Mahabaleshwara (2014) Library Automation: Why and How? In: National Conference on “Management of Modern Libraries”, 21-22 Feb 2014, Manipal. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Managing the modern libraries & information centers pre requisites the implementation of library automation. Library Management Systems (LMS) mainly include the automation of various library housekeeping operations. The necessity of collection, processing, storing and timely retrieval of vast amount of literature/information for use by its users initiated the process of library automation. Over the past few years library automation systems are becoming integral part of any libraries. In India the use of open source software & commercial software for automation of many University libraries has taken pace through the efforts of INFLIBNET, UGC INFONET, and DELNET. The paper presents basics of library automation process explaining selection of software, its implementation in planned manner and its use with various modules. It also discusses the scenario of library automation in University libraries of Karnataka. The findings and conclusions would be useful for the librarians of academic libraries for automation purpose.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library automation, Library Management System (LMS), modern libraries.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2014 14:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140105

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