Selection of Hardware and Software for Library Automation

Abstract

Author(s): Falguni Prajapati

Libraries play a vital role in the educational, industrial, and technological progress of a country. The progress of the nation depends upon advanced knowledge gained by educationists, technologists, engineers, and scientists of the country. Hence the role of libraries in Universities and then educational institutions is to activate a free flow of information from the point of generation to the point of the utilization of information efficiently and effectively. Information Technology has changed the role of the libraries in acquire, maintain, and distribute the information to the users. Library Automation itself is an application of computers in libraries to maintain inhouse operations such as acquisition, cataloguing serials control, and circulation. Effective library automation depends on the selection of hardware, software & proper training to the library staff.

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