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LIMS and 
CDS/WINISIS
By 
Abid Hussain 
MS-LIS Scholar 
abid_as44@yahoo.com 
Sarhad University 
of Science and Information Technology 
Peshawar
LIMS 
 LIMS stand for Library Information and Management 
System. 
 It has been developed by Pakistan Library Automation...
CDS/WINISIS 
 CDS/WINISIS is stand for Computerized Documentation 
(Information) System / Windows Integrated Scientific 
...
Compression of Win ISIS and LIMS 
Win ISIS LIMS 
 International level 
 UNESCO 
 Free non-commercial 
software 
 Devel...
Win ISIS LIMS 
 Single user mode 
 Easy to copy/download and 
install 
 Customized data format 
 Text data & (Digital ...
Win ISIS LIMS 
 Continually Updating 
 Enable to record 1st ,2nd , 3rd 
Level of information 
 Translated to many langu...
Win ISIS LIMS 
 Handling of variables length 
 Need knowledge of computer 
programming 
 Command Line Interference 
(CL...
Win ISIS LIMS 
 ISO 2709 stander for data 
interchange 
 Use Pascal & ISIS_DLL 
application for integration 
 Use Hyper...
Win ISIS LIMS 
 Use MFN (Master File 
Number) as Accession no 
 Record the user 
data/Information 
 Capable to accept M...
Win ISIS LIMS 
 Bar coding 
 Circulation 
 Tag making 
 Contacts List 
 Stock Taking 
 Budged 
 Report Generation 
...
References 
 http://unesco.org/webworld/isis/isis.htm (accessed on May 
6, 2014) 
 http://paklag.org/limsFreeware.htm (a...
Thank you 
Any Question 
?
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Comparative study of LIMS and Win-ISIS

  1. 1. LIMS and CDS/WINISIS
  2. 2. By Abid Hussain MS-LIS Scholar abid_as44@yahoo.com Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar
  3. 3. LIMS  LIMS stand for Library Information and Management System.  It has been developed by Pakistan Library Automation group with collaboration of professionals of FAST-NU Lahore under the supervision of Dr Nazin Sangi, Dean Faculty of Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad.  The LIMS was developed by Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Librarian FAST-NU Lahore with Co-developer Nadeem Siddique, Assistant Librarian FAST-NU Lahore.
  4. 4. CDS/WINISIS  CDS/WINISIS is stand for Computerized Documentation (Information) System / Windows Integrated Scientific Information System. Formally know as WINISIS.  WINISIS is an advanced information storage and retrieval software developed by UNESCO since 1985 to satisfy the need of many institutions, especially in developing countries, to be able to streamline their information processing activities by using modern technologies.
  5. 5. Compression of Win ISIS and LIMS Win ISIS LIMS  International level  UNESCO  Free non-commercial software  Developed by experts of International level  Not user friendly  National level  PakLAG  Free non-commercial application  Developed by experts of national level  User friendly
  6. 6. Win ISIS LIMS  Single user mode  Easy to copy/download and install  Customized data format  Text data & (Digital by integration) storage  Customized: can develop by choice structure  Single user mode  Easy to copy/download and install  Fix data format  Text data storage only  Preplan: no changes can performed
  7. 7. Win ISIS LIMS  Continually Updating  Enable to record 1st ,2nd , 3rd Level of information  Translated to many languages of world  Store data of multi languages  No need supporting Application Software  No Updating  Enable to record only 1st & 2nd level of information  One language (English)  Store data of multi languages  Need Supporting software (MS Access 2003 or higher)
  8. 8. Win ISIS LIMS  Handling of variables length  Need knowledge of computer programming  Command Line Interference (CLI)  Can Integrate with Greenstone digital Library etc  Searching facility  Fixed Variables  No need of Computer programming knowledge  Graphical Users Interference (GUI)  Can not integrate with any other software  Searching facility
  9. 9. Win ISIS LIMS  ISO 2709 stander for data interchange  Use Pascal & ISIS_DLL application for integration  Use Hypertext powerful language  Allow user to build relational database  Cataloguing  No data Interchange stander  Not use Integration application  Use VB(Visual Basic)MS Office  Not allow user to build relational database(Preplan)  Cataloguing
  10. 10. Win ISIS LIMS  Use MFN (Master File Number) as Accession no  Record the user data/Information  Capable to accept MRAC Records  Create Master File  Reporting  Use Accession Number as primary key  Record the user data/information  Not supporting MRAC Records  Create Accession Register  Reporting
  11. 11. Win ISIS LIMS  Bar coding  Circulation  Tag making  Contacts List  Stock Taking  Budged  Report Generation  Bar coding  Circulation  Tag making  Contacts List  Stock Taking  Budged  Report Generation
  12. 12. References  http://unesco.org/webworld/isis/isis.htm (accessed on May 6, 2014)  http://paklag.org/limsFreeware.htm (accessed on May 9, 2014).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDS/ISIS (accessed May 9, 2014).  Khan, Sher Nowrooz. A Guide to Library and Information Sciences: Q & A. 2nd ed. Islamabad: Multiline Publication, 2012.
  13. 13. Thank you Any Question ?

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