Open Source Library Automation Software - NewGenLib


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NewGenLib, an Integrated Library Management System, is now freely available as open source under the most widely used free software license, GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) v3. NewGenLib is the result of collaboration between specialists in library automation and software specialists.

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Open Source Library Automation Software - NewGenLib

  1. 1. NewGenLib (NGL)‏ <ul><ul><li>New Generation in Library Automation and Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verus Solutions, Hyderabad </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Corporate Profile <ul><li>NGL is supported by a strong team of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer support engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainers (Masters in Library Science)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Channel partner network through out the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Providing IT Services to Food and Agriculture Organzation of the United Nations and other global corporates </li></ul>
  3. 3. NGL vision <ul><li>Empower the libraries to offer the best services to its users </li></ul><ul><li>Enable the librarian to manage the library efficiently through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following global standards </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Milestones <ul><li>1600+ satisfied Libraries across the globe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Abroad installations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Universities in India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 International research organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media and Political parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public libraries and Special libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>20000+ downloads within 16 months </li></ul><ul><li>NGL users growing everyday </li></ul>
  5. 5. Salient features <ul><li>Freedom – Open source software available under GNU General Public License </li></ul><ul><li>Functional modules are completely web based. Uses Java Web Start ™ Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility - Complies with international standards </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable - Uses open source components </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable, manageable and efficient </li></ul>Continued...
  6. 6. Salient features <ul><li>OS independent - Windows and Linux flavors available </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalized application (I18N) Example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unicode 3.0 complaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arabic version available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy extensibility to support other languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data entry, storage, retrieval in any (Unicode 3.0) language </li></ul></ul>Continued...
  7. 9. Salient features <ul><li>RFID integration </li></ul><ul><li>Networking – Hierarchical and Distributed networks </li></ul><ul><li>Automated email/instant messaging integrated into different functions of the software </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable OPAC interface </li></ul><ul><li>Form letters are configurable and use XML-based OpenOffice templates </li></ul>Continued...
  8. 10. Salient features <ul><li>Extensive use of set up parameters enabling easy configuration of the software to suit specific needs, e.g., in defining patron privileges </li></ul><ul><li>Supports multi-user and multiple security levels </li></ul><ul><li>Allows digital attachments to metadata </li></ul>
  9. 11. Salient features – Support for International Standards <ul><li>MARC21 – Bibliographic data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic record data structures designed for MARC21 formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import and Export in ISO 2709 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import and Export in MARCXML </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MARC21 – Authority files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority files data structures designed for MARC21 formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import available in ISO 2709 </li></ul></ul>Continued...
  10. 12. Salient features – Support for International Standards <ul><li>MARC21 – Holdings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holdings data structures designed for MARC21 Holdings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Z39.71 – Holdings statement display </li></ul><ul><li>MODS 3.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic records can be exported in MODS 3.0 </li></ul></ul>Continued...
  11. 13. Salient features – Support for International Standards <ul><li>ISBD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record display and punctuations as per ISBD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OAI – PMH (Digital libraries)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows harvesting (manual) from external repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Open archive collections, and items, search the repositories and also act as data provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata formats: MARC XML, DUBLIN CORE, MODS 3.0 and AGRIS AP </li></ul></ul>Continued...
  12. 14. Salient features – Support for International Standards <ul><li>SRU/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated search engines can search bibliographic databases using this protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Query language: CQL (Common Query Language), bench marking Level 1 compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles used: BATH, and DUBLIN CORE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata standards: MARC XML and MODS 3.0 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Architecture
  14. 16. Technologies used <ul><li>J2SE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>J2EE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Servlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Struts framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EJB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JBoss Application Server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul><ul><li>Jakarta POI </li></ul><ul><li>Jasper Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Hibernate </li></ul><ul><li>Java Mail </li></ul><ul><li>XCQL – CQL parser(open source)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Postgresql </li></ul><ul><li>XML - JDOM </li></ul>
  15. 17. Functional modules Application Server Acquisitions Technical Processing Serials Management Circulation Administration OPAC Database Server NewGenLib Desktop (Reports)‏ End Of Day Process (Scheduler)‏
  16. 18. Acquisitions <ul><li>Support for online requests by users </li></ul><ul><li>Modes of acquisition supported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firm orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-approval purchases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standing orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solicited gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsolicited gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange-triggered acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management information reporting to enable better decisions in acquisitions management </li></ul>
  17. 19. Cataloguing <ul><li>Cataloguing data-entry using 3 different templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MARC21 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Import of MARC records from sources such as OCLC or from free MARC download sites on the web, e.g., LOC </li></ul><ul><li>Access to ten Authority Files during data-entry and catalogue database searching </li></ul>Continued...
  18. 20. Cataloguing <ul><li>Attachments enable access to internal and external digital content, e.g., multimedia, web-based resources, scanned images, and full text digital documents </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual keyboards for multilingual data entry </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility for entry of data for analytics (journal articles, book chapters). </li></ul><ul><li>Option to add an item to the digital institutional archive. Such records become searchable via the OPAC and also become available for harvesting by others. </li></ul>Continued...
  19. 21. Cataloguing <ul><li>Automatic validation of entered cataloguing data using authority files </li></ul><ul><li>Context-sensitive help using MARC and AACR-II standards during cataloguing data-entry </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing data-entry possible in Arabic, and Indian languages </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue search by several keys incl. phrase, any, or all terms plus the possibility of applying search limits </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue record displays/downloading possible in different formats, e.g., MARC records, citations, labeled output, MARC-XML </li></ul>
  20. 22. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)‏ <ul><li>Patrons have browser-based access to the library’s or the Library Systems’ LAN/Intranet or web-based catalogue database </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive search, retrieval, display, print, email, download and formatting options for patrons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citation or tabular display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labeled Text format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MARC Tagged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO 2709 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MARC XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin core </li></ul></ul>Continued...
  21. 23. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)‏ <ul><li>SDI Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>A Google-like search interface in addition to basic and advanced search options </li></ul><ul><li>An Expert search interface for defining and executing complex searches by information specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Users can define their SDI profiles online that are executed at user-defined intervals. Output to them sent via email </li></ul>Continued...
  22. 24. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)‏ <ul><li>Library staff interact with patrons via instant messages when a user logs-in to the OPAC or via email </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC can be configured with an Institution’s home page </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians/Information Managers access statistics of OPAC usage </li></ul>
  23. 25. Circulation <ul><li>Library-configurable parameters to enable the setting of a wide range of circulation options, fines, user privileges, etc., needed in different library environments </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid charging, discharging, renewal via barcode readers; reservation operations, </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in traps for delinquent users, reservations, etc., </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-library transactions supported </li></ul><ul><li>Binding management; inventory management </li></ul>
  24. 26. Serials Management <ul><li>Integrated management of serials subscriptions, registration, cataloguing and binding </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid registration of incoming serials using a Kardex-like interface </li></ul><ul><li>Batch and on-demand claiming for missing issues </li></ul><ul><li>Management Information reporting for better serials management </li></ul>
  25. 27. Implementation services Requirement Analysis Data migration Services Installation and Commissioning services Training Services Advanced training program
  26. 28. Customer support services Email based support Telephone based support On-line Chat and Voice chat support Support Engineer in-person Visit Customer Support
  27. 29. Contact details Verus Solutions Private Limited, Hyderabad AP, India Email: [email_address] [email_address] Phone: +91 40 27719161 /2/3, 3242 2232, 3240 6537
  28. 30. Thank you