Linways is a fully hosted cost effective and innovative learning management system which provides centralized and automated administration. It is a non-conventional method which supports collaborative learning, creating and delivering learning materials, generating reports, Library Automation , student notifications etc.
Library automation aims to support workflows of a library in an integrated setup. It means different subsystems of a library (like acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials control, OPAC etc.) need to be supported by an ILS . Many applications can reduce a major portion of manual data entry by populating data fields based upon the entered ISBN using MARC standards technology via the Internet.
Linways Library Management System software functions into discrete programs called modules, each of them integrated with a unified interface. Examples of modules might include:
- acquisitions (ordering, receiving, and invoicing materials)
- cataloging (classifying and indexing materials)
- circulation (lending materials to patrons and receiving them back)
- serials (tracking magazine, journals, and newspaper holdings)
- online public access catalogue or OPAC (public user interface)
Nature and Extend of Automation
Library automation is a complex process and time consuming one and should be planed astutely.
The complete process of library automation may be divided into following steps:
Step in LINWAYS installation
1, General Training about software , its details, entry, bar-coding ...etc
2, Uploading the details about books in the Accession Register in to
[ Title- Author – Edition- Subject Title- Year of Publication –
Name of Publisher –Price ]
3, Uploading the details of students in year wise/ then sort in to Batch wise, Upload Scanned photos of students with their register number
4, Printout bar coded format of book details and students detail .
Barcode includes the Book Title , Accession Number, Author and Catalogue number .
Year of commencement and Completion of Automation: March 2019
Many applications can reduce a major portion of manual data entry by populating data fields based upon the entered ISBN using MARC standards technology via the Internet.
With most software, users can eliminate some manual entry by using a bar-code scanner. Some software is designed, or can be extended with an additional module, to integrate scanner functionality. Most software vendors provide some type of scanner integration, and some print bar-code labels.
For our new ILS we were looking for a certain combination of price, features and support. The freedom and opportunity for community involvement that come with open source software were icing on the cake.
Seniors love the single search box in the Basic Search interface – simple to use! Teens love the single search box – because it’s Google-like! All patrons like the ability to manage their account and their holds online.
We believe that open source and public libraries share a lot of common values and goals, among those freedom of information, equal and open access, and community-oriented practices.