Features and Use of Library management software packages in the Libraries of Gauhati University (GU) and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

Abstract

Author(s): Bijoya Ray, Sanjay Kumar Singh

The study has been carried out in the Gauhati University Library and IITG Guwahati .These two libraries are automated, Gauhati University Library is using SOUL2.0 and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is using Libsys7 as their Library Management Software. The effectiveness of different features of the library management software( LMS) in the Gauhati University library and IITG are analysed with the help of score points given by the librarians .This paper also studies the challenges confronted by the library professionals towards effective use of LMS are highlighted through the study. Library automation is very important and it can be effectively applied only when all the required components are fulfilled. There are some hurdles which need to be overcome to achieve full-fledged automation. Gauhati University and IITG library are very efficient in utilising most of modules available in SOUL and Libsys7.Library professionals of each library trying their best for the maximum use of their LMS

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