Archive for September, 2011

Verus starts NewGenLib adaptation program

September 26, 2011

Dear Patrons:

Verus Solutions has started “NewGenLib Adaptation Program”. You may also recommend this program for other libraries.

What is “NewGenLib Adaptation Program”?
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This program is for libraries which are planning to automate their libraries in just 4 days. This is time-bound program. The duration of this program is 32 hours (4 – days). And it is very simple. There are schedules for this program. If you strictly follow the schedule you will fully automate your library in just 4 days. You will be visually observing your users’ (and management) satisfaction and praise for library services.

What should you do to enrol to this program?
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Please visit http://www.verussolutions.biz/web/nglAdaptationProgram and enrol your library for the program. You may also share this link with libraries that are planning to implement library automation.

What happens after enrolment?
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NewGenLib Open Source Team will do the following tasks for you

Step 1 – Installation: We will download and install the latest version of NewGenLib on your system. If you have any clients we will install NewGenLib clients.

Step 2 – Training: This is a 24 hour program (3 days). In this step we will train you on all the critical functionalities of library management.

Step 3 – Installing migrated data: We will be collecting you data to convert it into NewGenLib schema. The privacy of your library data will be strictly be maintained. NewGenLib Open Source Team will be accepting a Non-Disclosure Agreement from you to protect the privacy of your data. The process of collecting the data will happen at step 1 itself. So that at the end of the program the converted data is installed.

Step 4 – System maintenance and support: We will provide you with information on process to get instant help from us. Maintaining NewGenLib is very cost effective.

Is this program strictly based on schedule?
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The program is designed for 32 hours, that is 4 days x 8 hours per day. However you are at your liberty to allot time for this program.

What are the costs involved in taking up this program?
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Verus Solutions does not charge any thing for this program. This is absolutely a free program. All you need is a decent Internet connection as all the tasks are executed online.

For any queries you may send us an email to info@verussolutions.biz

Wishing you a happy library management

Warm regards
NewGenLib Open Source Team
Verus Solutions

NewGenLib – At your service

September 19, 2011

Dear Patrons:

One of the most import aspects of using a Integrated Library System is support services. Support services may be
– Support for installation or re-installation
– Training on the system to use it effectively
– Migrating data from older systems
– Clarifying simple and complex doubts
– Emergency trouble shooting and system recoveries
– Get newer updates/versions with enhanced functionalities and bug fixes.

What is the cost?
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NewGenLib Open Source team provides free support to libraries which are deprived of budgets. There are no commercial conditions what so ever. Such libraries can get a certificate from us. This certificate entitles you to get free support. Register now at http://verussolutions.biz/web/content/register

How to get instant support and avail all the above benefits free of cost?
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To get our support send your query to support@verussolutions.biz
Or Chat with us at:
Yahoo messenger: ngl.oss1@yahoo.com
Google talk: ngl.oss.support.1@verussolutions.biz

For any other queries please send us an email to info@verussolutions.biz

Wishing you a happy library management

Warm regards
NewGenLib Open Source Team

Download and install the all new NewGenLib Open Source version 3.0.3

September 12, 2011

Dear Patrons:

Greetings from NewGenLib Open Source.

As promised to the community a guaranteed release for every 45 days, we are happy to release the new version 3.0.3.

How to upgrade NewGenLib from 2.0, 3.0, 3.0.1 To 3.0.3?
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To upgrade NewGenLib from 2.0, 3.0, or 3.0.1 to version 3.0.3 please visit http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/node/27

How to upgrade NewGenLib from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3?
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To upgrade NewGenLib from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 please visit http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/upgradeTo303From302

What’s cooking now?
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At the development house we have started preparations for our new releases. This includes
– Language packs for selected European and Asian languages
– Version 3.0.4 – Project Acquisitions
– NewGenLib Desktop 2.0 (Reports functionality)
Your inputs are highly appreciated.

What’s new in this version?
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Though we already shared with you the new features added in this version, we are summarising it again.
1. More sophisticated Circulation privileges

– Overall loan limit feature added. For example, your users are entitled to loan 10 books, 5 CDs, 3 Reference material. If you set the Overall loan limit as 10 then the user irrespective of material category can loan only 10 items.
– Overnight loans feature added: You can now define loan period in hours for reference material. Also, you can collect over dues on hourly basis.
– Good news for libraries that manage Book banks. You can now set last day of the semester/academic year as a due date.
– Holidays can be included/excluded while determining due date and calculating over due.

2. Utilities for academic libraries

Academic libraries deactivate student memberships at the end of the semester/year and reactivate them at the beginning of the successive semester/year. NewGenLib now provides tools to activate/deactivate user memberships in a batch.
Secondly, students are usually identified by their Id, Name, Department and Course. Course when defined with precision like (Bachelor in Engineering 2nd Year), is tend to change every year. NewGenLib now provides tools to promote students from one course to their successive course in a batch.

3. Quick information utility

Two utility information windows have been provided in Circulation. One is Item information and other is User information. These information windows provide complete and detailed information of the item and user respectively.

4. New functionalities added in Circulation

– Batch import items that must be processed for weeding out is now available. You can also add reason for weeding out in a batch.
– You can undo the process of weeding out of an item. And also bring weeded out material back to racks
– You can undo the process loss of item.

5. Changes in OPAC

– In the search results page, you can now click on a record and see it details as a pop-up. This avoids the necessity to navigate to a new page to view details.
– Display of “Other books in the rack” is available.

6. Changes in technology

NewGenLib can now be configured to use Proxy server to
– Fetch book covers
– Send SMSs(To the SMS gateway portals)
– Fetch Top stories (from RSS feeds)

Instant email dispatch functionality has been extended to all functionalities in Circulation. Apart from the above changes there are bug fixes.

NewGenLib Open Source Team is eager to help you and is waiting to you serve you. We are only an email away. Send queries to info@verussolutions.biz.

We thank all the community members who helped us through their valuable inputs and suggestions and making this new release possible.

Happy Library Management

Warm regards
NewGenLib Open Source Team

Enter NGL 3.0

September 5, 2011

Dear Patron:

Enter NGL 3.0

What’s new in 3.0?
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1. A major change in technologies used: NGL 3.0 uses Java 6.0, Apache Tomcat 6.0, Spring Framework, and Hibernate Framework.
2. For Bibliographic and Authority data searches NGL now uses Solr. Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. This makes your catalog searches very fast.
3. In Cataloging, you can now define your own data entry templates. We have already put a few frequently used templates.
4. You can define your own search indexes.
5. OPAC now displays Book covers, Google previews and is also integrated with Syndetics.
6. OPAC is Zotero compliant.
7. Mobile alerts: NGL can now be integrated to SMS gateways. Mobile alerts will be sent to user’s mobiles at the time of check in and check out.

Functional modules present
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Technical Processing(Cataloging), Circulation, Acquisitions, Serials Management, Web OPAC, Reports and Administration.

How to install?
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To install NGL 3.0.2 or to upgrade from your old version of NGL, download
http://www.verussolutions.biz/web/content/download

Documentation
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Install instructions: http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/installationNew
Update instructions for NGL 2.0: http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/node/27

Training
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Getting trained to use NGL is much simpler now. We have created videos and hosted them as tutorials at http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb
These videos will explain you step-by-step to use various functionalities of NGL.
More videos are going to be added shortly.

Migrate to NGL from a different ILS?
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Are you planning to Migrate from any other ILS or excel sheets or CDSISIS. This service is free. Send us the database to info@verussolutions.biz and get it converted to NGL database free of cost.

What’s cooking?
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NewGenLib 3.0.3 beta is going to be released this week. It has more added functionalities in Circulation and OPAC.

For any queries please do send us an email to info@verussolutions.biz

Warm regards
NGL Open Source,
Verus Solutions.