Main Library Automation Project Dow University of Health Sciences An Integrated Library Management System Based on WINISIS Developed by Rasheed Ahmed, March 2011 Developed by Rasheed Ahmed
Overview ABCD (Automation of Libraries and Documentation Centers, from its name in Spanish and Portuguese) is a multilingual, Web application for the management of libraries, containing core library functions such as acquisitions, cataloging, lending and database administration. It also includes an advanced lending module called EmpWeb. Developed by Rasheed Ahmed
Cataloguing of books and serials, independently of the format: MARC, LILACS, AGRIS, etc.
Loans / circulation.
Empweb ( It also includes an advanced lending module called EmpWeb . )
Serials Control Module ( Library and Documentation Centre)
end-user searching (OPAC)
Statistics, Library Services like SDI, CAS…., Barcode printing, RFID Systems, Online References, Photocopies requests, Quality Control .
Software Modules Developed by Rasheed Ahmed
Cataloguing Module A library catalog (or library catalogue ) is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations. A bibliographic item can be any information entity (e.g., books, computer files, graphics, cartographic materials, etc.) An Online Public Access Catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply Library Catalog ) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users search a library catalog principally to locate books and other material physically located at a library. OAC Developed by Rasheed Ahmed
Data Entry Through Z 39.50 Z39.50 is a client–server protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote computer databases. It is covered by ANSI/NISO standard Z39.50, and ISO standard 23950. The standard's maintenance agency is the Library of Congress. Importing records in ISO2709 format (the MARC reservoir) and through Z39.50 (client) for fast cataloguing Developed by Rasheed Ahmed
2) Loans / Circulation Module Library circulation or library lending comprises the activities around the lending of library books and other material to users of a lending library. A circulation or lending department is one of the key departments of a library. Developed by Rasheed Ahmed
Loans / Circulation Module Main Menu. Developed by Rasheed Ahmed