Managing Automation in a     Multi-Library EnvironmentExperiences of Library Automation Using Koha LIS            At The L...
What is Library Automation ?    Engaged ICT replacing the manual systems to         enhance the services in the libraryExa...
Why Library Automation ?• To gain operational efficiencies• To provide user-oriented services (OPAC 2.0)• To Improve   • t...
What is the multi library Environment ?       The library system consisted with Main Library and Branch Libraries in Diffe...
Library Automation at RUSL                   (1996-2012)              Medicine Library                Saliyapura          ...
Current Management Process                       of the Koha ILS    Activity        Main Lib         App. Sc. Lib      Agr...
User friendly views of Koha ILS
Special thanks should be go to the..• Vice chancellor, RUSL (Prof. K.A.Nandasena)• Acting Librarian, RUSL (Mrs. A.S.Siriwa...
Our ultimate goal in 2014                                                              http://opac.rjt.ac.lk              ...
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Managing Automation in a Multi-Library Environment

  1. 1. Managing Automation in a Multi-Library EnvironmentExperiences of Library Automation Using Koha LIS At The Library System of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. S.K.Illangarathne Assistant Librarian, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka isaman@rjt.ac.lk
  2. 2. What is Library Automation ? Engaged ICT replacing the manual systems to enhance the services in the libraryExamples for Library AutomationCard Catalogue  Computer Catalogue (OPAC)Manual Circulation (Browns)  E-circulation through LMSManual Acquisitions  Budget based acquisitions through LMSManual Report Wide angle Report from LMS (Overdue, daily) LMS – Library Management System ILS – Integrated Library System ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning
  3. 3. Why Library Automation ?• To gain operational efficiencies• To provide user-oriented services (OPAC 2.0)• To Improve • the quality • speed and • effectiveness of services• To shear resources on other networks(WWW)• To connect and monitor • Resource, • Services and • Users in the Multi-Libraries
  4. 4. What is the multi library Environment ? The library system consisted with Main Library and Branch Libraries in Different Locations and follow same vision, mission and objectives. (An umbrella library System)Eg: Rajarata University of Sri Lanka University of Ruhuna
  5. 5. Library Automation at RUSL (1996-2012) Medicine Library Saliyapura Anuradhapura Main Library Mihintale From 1996 to 2006 WIN ISISAgriculture Library Puliyankulama Anuradhapura App. Sci. Library Migrated Koha ILS in 2007 Mihintale
  6. 6. Current Management Process of the Koha ILS Activity Main Lib App. Sc. Lib Agri. Lib Med. LibServer 01 Application Server + 01 Application Server +Installation 01 Replication Server 01 Replication ServerOPAC http://10.95.8.200 Local IP http://192.248.94.140 Real IP http://192.248.95.7 Real IPBibliographic 80% 100%Data Editing Fresh Data 70% (Migrated from (Migrated from Entering (Migrated from WinISIS) WinISIS) WinISIS)Circulations Members’ Data - Members’ Data Ready to Issue Entering EnteringSerial - - - -ManagementAcquisitions - - - -User awareness 01 01 02 02programs
  7. 7. User friendly views of Koha ILS
  8. 8. Special thanks should be go to the..• Vice chancellor, RUSL (Prof. K.A.Nandasena)• Acting Librarian, RUSL (Mrs. A.S.Siriwardhana)• Director, IRQUE project, RUSL• Activity Coordinator, Activity 7, Faculty of Applied Sci./RUSL• Consultant of the Project (Mr. Nimal Hettiarachchi, SAL, Uni. Of Ruhuna)• Head and Staff Members, Computer Center, RUSL• Library Staff of Main Library and Faculty Libraries, RUSL• And others who helped us to develop the system…
  9. 9. Our ultimate goal in 2014 http://opac.rjt.ac.lk WWW Thank you WEB OPAC http://192.248.94.140 Med. Lib WEB OPAC Web Server Main Lib WEB OPAC Agri. Libhttp://192.248.94.140 File Server Rep Server http://10.95.8.200 WEB OPAC App. Lib Acquisitions Cataloguing Member Serial Admin. Cont. From Main Library + Faculty Libraries

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