KOHA, LIBCON, DSPACE softwares for Library management and digital repository
CELECT supports libraries through the following software systems:
KOHA Library Management Software
DSPACE Digital Repository
LIBCON School Library Software
Library Mobile App
KOHA, The name comes from a Māori term for a gift or donation
Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is used world-wide by school, institute, universities libraries.
Koha is the first free and open source library automation software.
It is designed to manage physical collections of items (books, CD's, videos, reference etc). In this software, user interface is very configurable
and adaptable and has been translated into many languages.
It provides Cataloguing, Searching, Member/Patron management, an acquisition system and Circulation (issues, return and reserves).
Traditionally library management softwares have been known to have proprietary systems and software specifications.
They make the library dependent on a particular vendor only and has to act as per the whims and fancies of that vendor only.
Well that changes with KOHA. So, how does KOHA help libraries.
DPSACE is not a simple content management system. It is more than that. It provide unmatched indexing options and content distribution mechanism.
DSpace is an open source repository software package typically used for creating open access repositories for scholarly and/or published digital content. DSpace is a repository application that allows you to capture, store, index, preserve and distribute your digital material including text, video, audio and data.
While DSpace shares some feature overlap with content management systems and document management systems, the DSpace repository software serves a specific need as a digital archives system, focused on the long-term storage, access and preservation of digital content. That's why it is the ideal choice of libraries across the world to manage and distribute digital content.
DSpace provides a way to manage your materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time. DSpace is most often used as an institutional repository - a platform that provides access to research output, scholarly publications, library collections, and more.
For basic library system with most efficient features...
Small school libraries are different than big universities & education institutions in multiple ways and so their requirements are different than bigger libraries. School libraries usually have:
That being the reason it does not make sense to deploy the same library software in school library as is being deployed in big universities.
It also does not make sense to deploy so resource sensitive applications for trivial tasks.
That is why LIBCON provides a trim down version of Library management software system specifically to be used in school libraries.
This ensures that school libraries don't end up spending a lot on basic library software.
Not only that we also provide school library software as a service through our cloud network.
When we say small library system, it doesn't mean there is any lack of features.
There are abundant features compared to a regular LMS for a university library.
What we've trimmed down is actually the complexity behind those features. We've made it simpler and easy to use. We've also made it easier to use the system using our cloud network.
Basic systems in the LMS shall consist of the following modules:
Give the ease of access to your library patrons using mobile app which works smoothly with most of the Library Softwares...
LIBCON Library mobile app is an ideal app to be used by Libraries across the world to connect to their patrons. The app has features to provide dynamic content for information flow between the library and its patrons. Used across academic as well public libraries the simple interface and multiple features has made the app a perfect companion for library users.
The LIBCON Library Mobile app is not an app just for the sake of it, it is an ideal platform for communications between a Library and its patrons.
Content Management helps to push dynamic information from the Library side to the patrons as and when required. The dynamic information can be about an event or a notice about the change in library timings or any such relevant and interactive information.
Integration with the Library Management Software helps patrons to access their accounts, checkout lists and even pay the fines online.
Basic features of LIBCON Library app:
Automation of library means using a technology to automate all the processes that are conducted in the library on daily basis. An automated library has improved services like making circulation and book locating processes easier for the staff. This is turn saves time and also staff satisfaction and performance.
Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is used world-wide by school, institute, universtities libraries. It gives you complete control, without any dependence on proprietary systems & life long system enhancements.
Fine payment and receipts can both be nuisances for library patrons as well as staff. It at times involves managing cash and providing change and much more. There is actually a better solution.
The world is moving towards mobile apps and so must the libraries. It is not about just having a website for information flow, but being able to communicate with the user in a mobile platform.
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