Archive for April, 2013

NGL Touch – Solution for library Self service terminals

April 9, 2013

Respected Patron:
Greetings from NGL Open Source

We are happy to launch a new open source application for Self-service terminals in libraries. We present you NGL Touch 1.0

Why NGL Touch?
Self-service terminals help librarians/library staff to minimize their efforts at Circulation desk. Using Self-service terminals library users can Check out (Issue), Check in (Return), and Renew Items themselves.
NGL Touch application has been optimized for Touch screens. Therefore if your self service kiosk is using a touch screen, NGL Touch is ready for the finger touch.
Please note that NGL Touch does not require any technologies like RFID or EM.

What NGL Touch can do?
Using NGL Touch your users can
– Self Check out
– Self Check in (One level approval of library staff required before actual check in)
– Self Renewal
– Items held by the user
– Important messages from the library like Overdue items, Recall notices, Reservation intimations, Requests for check outs, Over dues to be paid, and Items that need immediate Renewal

The users must provide their login information to access NGL Touch. If you have configured your OPAC for LDAP Login then NGL Touch is also configured for LDAP. NGL Touch also provides an option for auto logout after a specified period in case the user forgets to logout before leaving the self service terminal

NGL Touch uses a separate set of form letters. Hence you can customise them to fit content into even a POS printers (the printers used in Super

How to get NGL Touch?
NGL Touch is now part of NGL Installation Files and Upgrade Files. If you are installing NGL 3.0.4 R1 U3 or above then NGL Touch is a part of it.

For a new installation of NGL please visit
For upgrading your NGL installation visit

For installing NGL Touch on your Self Service terminals please visit

Is NGL Touch Free?
Yes, it is. NGL Open Source Team as part of its committment to librarian community has made NGL Touch open source under GNU GPL v3.

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Wishing you a happy library management

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