Archive for October, 2011

NewGenLib Circulation module: Circulation made Simple and Powerful

October 31, 2011

Dear Patron:
Automation at your Circulation desk must be simple, powerful and communicative. It must be simple because in most of the cases the circulation desk may be handled by professionals who are not aware of library science. Also, circulation desk must be highly communicative with the users availing its service. NewGenLib’s circulation module is designed to be simple, powerful and communicative.

Very simple-to-use interfaces & rapid functionality
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Circulation module is designed to be very
– Simple: So that circulation desk staff can handle them easily with little or no training. It will take less than 30 mins to train the circulation desk staff on critical circulation desk activities.
– Rapid (Speed in usage): Interfaces are designed in such a way that you can easily handle long queues of users at the circulation desk.
– Communicative: As soon as a transaction is carried out in circulation, a thread (in the server) in the server starts dispatching an email and SMS to the user about the transaction. NewGenLib is a multi-threaded application that efficiently uses server/client’s processor’s speed.

Functionalities with in Circulation
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The following functionalities are available with in circulation module
– Issues/Check outs
– Returns/Check ins
– Reservations (Books can be reserved on-line through OPAC as well as librarian’s interface)
– Renewals (Renewals can be done on-line through OPAC as well as librarian’s interface)
– Recall process
– Report loss of item process
– Weed out process
– Inter-Library loan process
– Binding process
– Reports
– Circulation transaction information is maintained to the minutest level.

Auto-email functionality
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Holding an email account for the library and having an auto-email functionality now comes with zero-cost. Create an email account for your library in Gmail and configure NewGenLib to this account. That’s it you have an auto-email functionality all set. If the library has an email account on an SMTP server, you can configure NewGenLib to send emails via that SMTP server.

Want to learn more
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Learn more about circulation module in detail by visiting circulation tutorial in the NewGenLib Knowledge Bank http://www.verussolutions.biz/kb/circulationTutorial

Automate your library with in 4 days: Implement and maintain it free for life time
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NewGenLib Open Source is free to implement and also to maintain it. Get installation, training, data migration and support all done free by the experts. Just sit back and enjoy library management. Register for NewGenLib Adaptation Program for these services at http://www.verussolutions.biz/web/nglAdaptationProgram

Wishing you a happy library management

Best regards
NewGenLib Open Source Team,
Verus Solutions

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NewGenLib Cataloging module: Cataloging made Simple and Powerful

October 27, 2011

Dear Patron:

Cataloging in NewGenLib is simple yet powerful. Let us see the capabilities of NewGenLib cataloging module.

Makes cataloger’s life simple
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-Simple to use and understand interface: NewGenLib cataloging screen is simple to understand and use. We have preloaded the system with frequently used templates for Books(Single and Multi-volume), Serials, Articles, Conference Publication, Theses and Dissertations, Technical Reports and Patents

-Create quality catalog records quickly: Using NewGenLib you can import catalog records in MARC Communication format. However not all library catalogs on the Internet allow you to do this, for this NewGenLib has developed means to import records from MARC Tagged format also. Apart from this you can use Z39.50 client to perform federated search and import the records.

Powerful tool
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Cataloging module though simple in the front end is powerful in this processing. A few of them are mentioned below
-Flexibility for customization: You can customize the fields (MARC21 based) that must be indexed. You can customize the search indexes of OPAC and librarian’s search interface
-Choose label names of your choice: You can change the labels of the cataloging screen and change them to suit your library’s terminology
-Standards based: NewGenLib’s database schema is based on global standards. Internally the data is handled in MARC21 standard (Bibliographic, Authority and Holdings data)
-Unicode based: Store data in any language. Works seamlessly with popular tools like Google IME.
-Digital library: Integrated digital library functionality is present and no additional configuration is required. With a click you can add records to Open Archives. Supports Dublin core and OAI-PMH standard
-Google previews and book covers are automatically fetched from Internet based on ISBN
-Supports many Classification schemes including DDC and UDC
-NewGenLib uses enterprise search engine Solr for Bibliographic and Authority data searches. This enables searching huge databases with lighting speeds.
-Quick utility tools: There are quick utility tools to merge catalog records, retrieve duplicates, update additional copies, edit catalog records and make a copy of the catalog record
-Catalog any material type using NewGenLib

Want to learn more
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Learn more about cataloging module in detail by visiting technical processing tutorial in the NewGenLib Knowledge Bank http://verussolutions.biz/kb/catalogingTutorial

Automate your library with in 4 days: Implement and maintain it free for life time
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NewGenLib Open Source is free to implement and also to maintain it. Get installation, training, data migration and support all done free by the experts. Just sit back and enjoy library management. Register for NewGenLib Adaptation Program for these services at http://www.verussolutions.biz/web/nglAdaptationProgram

Wishing you a happy library management

Best regards
NewGenLib Open Source Team,
Verus Solutions