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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

Office automation refers to the varied computer machinery & software used to digitally create, collect, store, manipulate, & relay office information needed for accomplishing basic  tasks & goals. Raw data storage, electronic transfer & the management of electronic business information comprises the basic activities of an office automation system. Library automation which started in late 1970s in few special libraries has now reached most of the university libraries. It is yet to take off in college libraries in India owing to various problems. This paper tries to identify the barriers, analyze the convenient steps in automating  the library and the technology available. The object of this paper is to emphasize the need of automation & its how-to at academic libraries, which are mushrooming along with many  educational institutes in the India .

Keywords :

: Library, Automation, Software, College, India

References :

  1. Dr. Manjunatha K., Dr. Rekha D. Pai, Dr. K. Shivananda Bhat, Challenges in Delivering  Quality Services in Management & Technical Libraries, 2003, T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal – 576104, Karnataka.
  2. L. J. Haravu, Library Automation – Design, Principles & Practice, 2004, Allied Publishers  Pvt. Ltd., Balard estate, Mumbai – 400001
  3. www.igidr.ac.in - Website of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development & Research,  Goregaon (E), Mumbai - 400065
  4. www.gipe.ernet.in – Website of Gokhale Institute’s Dhananjayrao Gadgil Library, Pune
  5. www.libraryautomation.com
  6. www.libsuite.com
  7. I am thankful to Chairman and Director of Dr. Moonje Institute for their consistent  guidance throughout the activity.
  8. I thankfully acknowledge the assistance and suggestions given by the computer and  library staff of Dr. Moonje Institute in preparing this paper.

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