Library Automation

  • Institutional Repository Software

    Institutional Repository Software: The chief aim to have an organizational repository is to offer open access to organizational analysis result by self-archival and storage and conserve other organizational digital assets, which include the un-printed or otherwise easily misplaced (grey) literature (for instance dissertations). To some extent IRs are related to the concept of a digital library i.e., gathering, maintaining, segregating, compiling, conserving and offering retrieval…

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  • Z39.50 or ISO 23950 Standards

    A national and international (ISO 23950) standard defining a protocol for computer-to-computer information retrieval is Z39.50. Z39.50 makes it possible enables a user in one system to hunt and retrieve details from other computer systems (that have also executed Z39.50) without being aware of the search syntax that is employed by other systems. Z39.50 was initially sanctioned in 1988 by the National Information Standards Organization…

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  • WEB OPAC

    The concept of Web OPACs is recent origin and it is serving as a gateway to the resources not only held by the respective library but also to the holdings of other participating libraries without to local collection but going, beyond further to regional , national, international levels. It allows users to interact with documents stored on computers all over the world and makes easier…

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  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

    Over the past decade, ever-increasing number of libraries is in the process of abandoning the traditional card catalogue as a means of access to their collections and switching over to computer-based catalogue. This phenomenon is characterized as transition from manual methods to mechanical method in the design and development of Online Catalogues, it knows as OPAC. Through the online public access catalogue (OPAC) now functions…

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  • Library Automation

    Library Automation The term “library automation” refers to the processing of certain routine functions in library with assistance of computers. Library automation is the use of automatic and semiautomatic data processing machines to perform such traditional library activities as acquisitions, cataloguing and circulation. Library automation may thus be distinguished from related fields such as information retrieval, automatic indexing, and abstracting and automatic textual analysis. In…

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  • Information Technology and Library Automation

    Library automation which started in the late 70s in few special libraries has now reached most of the university libraries. Automation is used to reduce the amount of time devoted to repetitive (and often less challenging) activities that must be done in any properly functioning library. Library automation is the application of computers to perform traditional library housekeeping activities such as acquisition, circulation, cataloguing, reference…

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  • Steps of Library Automation

    Systems approach to library automation. The question before the libraries now is not ‘to automate’ or ‘not to automate’ rather ‘how’ to automate. It is a well known fact that considerable human and financial resources are utilized in launching upon automation project. In this connection K.J. Singh (1985) has rightly observed that “no body can deny the advantages of automation, but in developing countries like…

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  • Library Automation: The Concept

    Library Automation The word ‘Automation’ has been derived from a Greek word ‘Automate’ which means something which has the power of spontaneous motion or self-movement (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of English Language, 1966). The term ‘Automation’ was first introduced by D.S. Harder in 1936, who was then with the General Motor Company in the United States. He used the term automation to mean automatic…

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  • English

    Library Automation.

    What is Library Automation? The term ‘Library Automation‘ is being used extensively in library science to mean the application of computer to perform some of the traditional library activities such as acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, stock verification etc. Library automation can be defined simply as the use of computer and networking technologies in the library. Definition: Automation is a process of using the machineries for easy…

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  • English

    Basic Components of Library Automation System.

    An Integrated Library System or Library Automation, is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used track items owned, orders made, bill paid, and information patrons who have borrowed. Automation is the use of machines, on the other-hand Library Automation refers to the implementation of computer software that allows previously manual tasks to be completed in computer system. Basic Components of an Integrated or…

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