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SmartLib Library Management System- features

The libraries today are confronted with the many challenges raised by information explosion. The needs of the users of internet increases day by day and the reliable source having relevant information were a necessity. The Library Management System enables all kinds of libraries with necessary assistance needed in the proper functioning of the many tasks catering to the demands of the users.

SmartLib Library Management Software keeps a record on all the editions, copies of the books that are rented and returned. The advanced framework and options in SmartLib Software make it easier for students, teachers and the librarian to conduct, take part in the library activities without much difficulty.

Here are some general features of SmartLib Library Management System

General Features

  • The users will be provided with IDs by the database which will be used in tracking the status.
  • Small libraries require only the basic software system that just uses minimalist payment whereas the larger libraries demand both the user and staff interfaces having integrated features.
  • Simple and easy interfaces
  • Large scale reduction in the maintenance and management cost of the libraries
  • Generation of library member card
  • The librarians are enabled with updated data which make them focus on their job, reducing the workload by half.
  • With the well-trained library faculty the software doesn’t need IT support
  • Materials that can be printed: books, journals, articles, dissertation, thesis, newspaper, charts, map, projects, reports
  • Non-printable materials: Audio, Video, CD, DVD, Scanned images, Audio Files, Video
  • Printable Materials : Book,Journal,Article,Dissertation/ Thesis,Newspaper, Maps,Charts,Project Reports.
  • Non-Printable Materials : Audio & video CD/DVD,E-Journal,Scanned Images,Audio Files,Video Files and many more.
  • Cloud based & online library management system : In this segment there are some high end software that have integrated automotive system that updates information by scanning the ISBN code.
  • There is no need for constant hardware/software updates in cloud computing based software
  • Read other’s experiences : It is very important to go through the reviews from experts who have already used the product.
  • Gather information and research thoroughly : Have meetings with your team that mostly consists of library staff, library volunteers, and IT personnel, etc. and make a list of all your needs. Gather information about different Library Management Software and research thoroughly about them.
  • Barcode Technology : The new age software is the one which is able to read the bar codes. This is an excellent feature to atomize the library completely. This enables tracking of all the materials that are in library or with the user. Ensure that your software package has this essential feature. It is really a big time saver.
  • Multimedia : All libraries these days not only stock books or print materials but also other kinds of materials like CDs, DVDs, Audio/Video.This makes it necessary for the software to have application features for saving this kind of data.
  • Print Options : The library automation software that enables prints of User IDs is a great boon. This automates the history of every member and also keeps track of materials issued and returned by the member.
  • Compatibility : The software must be compatible with all kinds of operating systems and software like Microsoft Office, structured query language (SQL) and DBMS.
  • Access : The software data must be accessible anytime and from any location. It must be simple to use and easy to navigate. The search options need to be quick and easy. Online library management system integration is a must to make it easily accessible through different devices.
  • Efficiency : Most essential modules that are required in libraries have to be embedded. If there is provision of automatic notifications and alerts it makes the smooth running of the library possible. With online access of data, cataloguing becomes faster. Data entry must be quick and easy with the features provided. If the users can sign-in to use the online version of the services; the work burden of the librarian decreases.
  • Power to User : When users manage the accounts by themselves a lot of data input work is removed from the hands of the librarian making them free to focus on other aspects of library management. Search filter options must be easy to search for the user. With the integration of the software with sms and email, the user is updated all the time.
  • Technology aspects : The latest technology used in software enables better services for the user. When the digital library software has customizable interface there is possibility of better engagement with the users. The security system has to be enhanced due to cloud computing feature of the software.

FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OF SMART LIBRARY

  • Based on .NET 4.5 or above Framework.
  • Visual Statistical Representation using Graphs / Charts.
  • RFID Ready (NCIP 2.0 HTTP Server Available).
  • Z39.50 Import enables Libraries to search and Import records from. various Z39.50 Libraries across the globe.
  • MARC21 Import / Export.
  • Auto Scheduled Tasks - eMails, Database Maintenance etc.
  • Broadcasters manage complete record of their TAPES, CDs, DVDs etc. along with content information and preview snippets.
  • Digital References for Books & Other Items including (URLs, PDFs, PPTs, DOCs, XLSs.)
  • Extensive webOPAC for online search of information.
  • User configurable webOPAC.
  • Supports Unicode (Multilingual).
  • Supports Multi-Users Environment and Multi-Location Web Interface.
  • Web Interface : Access to free e-journals and e-books through the software.
  • Multimedia Resource Management (Embedded).
  • Barcode Printer Friendly.
  • MS Office 2007 Compatible.
  • Faster & Optimized webOPAC.
  • Based on web technology.
  • Multi Language Interface.
  • Smart Dashboard
  • QuickLinks - Smart Access
  • Barcode Printer Friendly
  • Google server Ready.
  • Amazon Data Connector
  • ISBNdb Data Connector
  • Support for Barcode Stickers on A4 Laser Printers