The Leading Edge Library Automation System in India: LIBSYS

LIBSYS is a widely used library automation system and is laced with in-depth functionality and value-added features. This GUI-based software provides the users with different modules related to data acquisition, cataloguing, circulation etc.
July 4, 2012 - PRLog -- LIBSYS, the forerunner in library automation system, provides effective implementation of information technologies across libraries as well as information-based centers in India. Relying on the in-depth functionality of its modules and extensive features, it has been widely accepted as automation software across the country (more than thousand installations). Currently, it has been serving clients with different domain requirements. This value-added web-solution has successfully proved its worth both among patrons & library professionals-their experience so far has been more than satisfactory.

What expertise it carries?

a.   A  GUI based on open source Google Web Toolkit (GWT) for creating front-end applications and performing multitasking
b.   Federated search: By inputting a single query, user can get results from multiple resources in the form of an integrated list
c.   Integrated RSS feed, user notification process, and multi-lingual support
d.   User interactivity in terms of reviews, feedbacks, ratings, reservations, and renewals

What modules it employs?

The software for library automation, Libsys, provides the library staff and the end users with the following modules:

a.   Acquisition: Automation of processes like receiving, ordering, and cancellation. It also involves acquisition of data from vendors and suppliers.
b.   Cataloguing: Management of bibliographic tools and records including their creation, retrieval, and, storage. Employing OPAC (Online Public Access System) to help users do an effective and easy search.
c.   Circulation: Management of processes like reservation, lending, renewal, return, automated check-in and out.
d.   Serials: Tracking of the ordered and un-received orders from vendors.
To add to these, Libsys also offers modules for article-indexing and reporting.

How it benefits?

a.   The library automation software aids in effortless dissemination of information, thus resulting in a far efficient system if compared to the traditional library managements present in India.
b.   Libsys relies on the criteria of quality-assurance and accuracy, thus making it suitable for resource sharing and cooperative networking.
c.   Time-saving as all the processes get expedited.
d.   End-to-end manageability

Standard Compliance
To speed up the process of information exchange, this library automation system has a standard that is compliant to be used on different industry formats. It works well on systems supporting Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) formats and Z39.50, NCIP-NISO, SICI-Barcode, SRU-SRW, Unicode.

Libsys has been developed in C and C++ and is programmed to work well on systems that work on SQL server and ORACLE. This library automation system runs smoothly on several different operating systems like those running on server side: UNIX, LINUX, & Windows NT and those running on client side: Windows.

We strive to incorporate latest features in order to make our products and services more robust- our constant R&D efforts are directed towards achieving the same.

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