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NewGenLib@AIGS

INFORMATION
CENTER : A CASE STUDY

By

Mrs.
Sumadevi
. S


Librarain

And

Mr.
Shivakumara

R.M

Asst. Librarian


ACHARYA INSTITUTE OF GRADUATE STUDIES

# 89/90,
Soladevanahalli
,
Hesaraghatta

Main Road,
Chikkabanavara

Post, BANGALORE


560 090.

Ph.: 080


28372330 (O) Fax: 23700242
E.mail
: principalaigs@gmail.com


CONTENTS


Introduction


Need for the
study


Scope


Objectives


Methodology


NewGenLib


Newgenlib

@AIGS
LIC


Conclusion


INTRODUCTION


Library is service oriented as well as non
-
profit
organization.


The motto of the library is to serve the
community of clientele efficiently & effectively
and also satisfy the 3R’s.



In order to attain the goals, library has to
implement the tools & technologies.


OSS is boon for LIS as well apt for meet user
needs in ICT age.



This study reveal that
NewGenLib

is OSS
-
ILAP,
how it is worthwhile to libraries.


NEED FOR THE STUDY


There are several software in the field of library
and information science to automate the library
through Government and private agencies.


Even in richest countries the library having
inadequate financial problems.


Hence the open sources are helping the
librarians to automate the library.


The present study has been tried to reveal
features and characteristics of open source
package
NewGenLib
.




SCOPE


The study covers only
NewGenLib

using at
AIGS Library & Information Center, Bangalore.




OBJECTIVES


To support and achieve the goals and
objectives of the organization.


To identify the collection, organize, store and
retrieve the digital forms of information like
bibliography, digital attachments etc.


To identify and evaluate
NewGenLib

software that can be helpful in automating the
library.


To provide effective and efficient service to
the organization with less budget involvement.



METHODOLOGY



To meet the objectives of the above case
study we used best possible solution as
NewGeLib

software for automation of our
library.


In order to achieve the objectives such as
collect, select, store, dissemination, utilize,
library resources over the network of the
organization.




AIGS
-
LIC



Acharya

Institute of Graduate Studies, LIC
situated in Bangalore, Karnataka.


It was established in the year 2005.


The college offers Under Graduate and Post
Graduate
Programmes
.


AIGS LIC has 700 registered users with
collection of 6000 volumes of books,
subscribed 60 journals/magazines print
version, 370 CD
-
ROM’s including books,
journals, students projects, e
-
learning etc.



AIGS
-
LIC Conti……..


Library is automated with open source
software
NewGenLib
.


Implemented all the modules. We provide
online access to catalogue.


AIGS
-
LIC Conti……..

AIGS
-
LIC Conti……..


Apart from that user can avail the services
through central library web site, by accessing
open source literature, E
-
references, E
-
journals, book recommendation form,
question papers, Syllabus, free online
resources to the institute user’s community.


AIGS
-
LIC Conti……..

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE


Open Source software is computer software
whose source code is available under
a license

that permits users to use, change, and
improve the software, and to redistribute it in
modified or unmodified form”
--
Wikipedia


OSS Such as Koha, NewGenlib, Evergreen
etc.

NewGenLib


New Generation Library Software, OSS
-
ILAP.


Which developed by KIIKM & VSPL in India at
2005.


It became an open source product under the
GNU GPL License in January of 2008.


All modules like acquisitions, serials
management, cataloging, circulation, and a
patron access catalog etc are web based.


It uses Java and a back
-
end database as
PostgreSQL
.


It can be installed on Windows or Linux.

NewGenLib

FEATURES


Freedom:

Available under GNU GPL v3.


Functional modules are completely web
based.


Supports international standards such as
MARC
-
21, AACR
-
2, UNICODE, XML and Dublin
Core.


Internationalized application (
I18N)


-

Unicode 3.0 complaint


-

Easily extensible to support other languages








NewGenLib

FEATURES


Allow multilingual data entry, storage and
retrieval in Indian languages.


Uses chiefly
open source components

Scalable, manageable

and
efficient


z39.50 Client for federated searching


OS independent
-

Windows and Linux
flavors available.

NewGenLib

FEATURES


RFID

integration


Networking



Hierarchical and Distributed
networks


Automated email/instant messaging

integrated
into different functions of the software


Form letters are configurable and use XML
-
based
OpenOffice

templates


Extensive use of
set up parameters

enabling
easy configuration of


the software to suit specific
needs, e.g., in defining patron privileges


Supports
multi
-
user

and
multiple security
levels


QUALITIES OF NewGenLib


User friendly, easy to use, compatible with
international standards


WebOPAC

is self instructed interface and
informative.


Allows the attachment of digital objects such
as full text in PDF or MS
-
Word, image files,
sound, video clips, etc., to catalogue records.




PROBLEMS FACED WITH NewGenLib



NewGenLib

does not consider “zero” prefix
in the beginning accession series (0001, 002),
it consider only 1,2,3 series.



There is no field for inputting the price in
the primary cataloguing while the conversion
of retrospective bibliographical data.



Generating barcodes in the
NewGenlib

is
incomplete.



Generating reports has not integrated with
the same software, for which need to install
additional desktop war package.




Conti……


While generating reports all existing
file formats are not functioning
properly.



There are hidden cost may be
experience, spending time for
monitoring.



Upcoming
NewGenlib

version may be
commercial, so it is difficult to continue
with the older version.






STRENGTH OF NewGenLib


Low cost


Ability to tailor to fit local needs


Free redistribution


Free Source Code the right to modify it is very important


Integrity of the author's source code


No discrimination against persons or groups, fields or
endeavor


Distribution of License


License must not be specific to a product


License must be technology
-
neutral


There is no single entity on which the future of the
software depends


It provides a new forum for democratic action

WEAKNESS OF
NewGenLib



Unanticipated cost


Lack of coordination


Inadequate training technical support


AMC


Lack of guarantees and remedies


Scalability and speed


SUGGESTED CRITERIA FOR
EVALUATING NewGenLib


There is current development activity


Supports international standards such as MARC
-
21, AACR
-
2, UNICODE, XML and Dublin Core.


Current source code and documentation are
available for downloading. under the GNU
General Public License .


The product is currently in use in libraries.


Scalability is not an issue

There is no risk of
database size or activity levels exceeding the
capacity of the software.


CONCLUSION

NewGenLib

is

open

for

all

new

generation

librarians
.

It

is

boon

or

gift

of

IIKM

&

Verus

solutions

Pvt
.

Ltd
.
,

to

libraries
.

NewGenLib

is

a

full
-
fledged

integrated

library

automation

package,

all

modules

are

comprehensively

established
.

Even

though

NewGenLib

has

some

drawbacks/problems,

with

anticipation

problems

can

be

solved

by

next

upcoming

version,

that

should

be

remain

OSS
.

Apart

from

that

developer

of

NewGenLib

has

to

provide

much

more

online

as

well

as

off

line

support

about

proper

training,

technical

help,

annual

maintenance

etc
.

Then

it

would

be

smart

product

to

the

library

community,

and

also

parallel

competitor

to

the

commercial

software

packages
.



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