Monday, August 1, 2016

Very soon city central library is going online

City Central Library to go high tech soon. Sitting at the drawing room, one can check the availability of the books without visiting the library. This apart, Bar coding system will be introduced at check out center, where issue of the books can be done quickly.

Using the software New Gen Lib around one lakh books in the library will be put online. The software provides information about the members subscribed to the library, magazines available, information on newspapers, and books available. All this information will be consolidated, any will be updated in the library website to be launched in another two month. With this, the reader going online can get the required information.

The books will be arranged similar on demographic basis. Using author name and titles of the books one can browse the book. In addition to that, the books can be browsed subject wise.

Touch Screen kiosks will be set up in the library, by touching the screen visitor can check the availability of the book. Location of the books, which shelf the books is placed can be found. Based on the subject of the book classification number will be given, which helps the readers to access easily.

After bringing the city central library on line, it will be inter link with other libraries in the city. In next year four more libraries automation will be taken up. With this, the people can easily access to which books available in which library, in which branch. Log in Id and password will be given for members.

Speaking to Express, Library DD Manjunath said that after completion of automation the details will be updated in the dedicated website for library to be launched before its centenary celebrations, that is on October 15.
“Through Library automation we can save the time of readers and staff. Its become easier to do stock verification, as earlier it was taking long time manually. Membership details, active members details can also be obtained,” he added.

He further added that Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) in special libraries, Universities will be adopted. Presently colon classification is being practiced.

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