An integrated library system (ILS), also known as a library management system (LMS), is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed.
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An ILS usually comprises a relational database, software to interact with that database, and two graphical user interfaces (one for patrons, one for staff). Most ILSes separate 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)
- the OPAC (public interface for users)
Larger libraries use an ILS to order and acquire, receive and invoice, catalog, circulate, track and shelve materials. Smaller libraries, such as those in private homes or non-profit organizations (like churches or synagogues, for instance), often forgo the expense and maintenance required to run an ILS, and instead use a library computer system.
Cataloguing is based on AACR2 standard. Rules are programmed to give consistent and accurate cards. The cards are available in the standard 5" x 3" size. User can opt to print on cards or A4 Laser Sheets. The GUI is simplified for quick and easy use of the same by all. Cataloguing of Books, CDs, Journals, Magazines, Annual Reports, Project Reports, Presentations, PDF files and many more is possible. User can easily add upto 20 different fields in different type for entering data of new and upcoming resources.
Acquisition is the base support of the Library. Users and Members of the Library can submit their suggestions for procurement of resources (i.e. books, journals etc.) to the Librarian. The entire process of Acquisition right from Suggestion, Request for Proposal, Quotation Comparison, Purchase, Invoicing and Accessioning is smoothly and effectively handled in LIBRARIAN®
Circulation is based on the lending rules configured by the Librarian. Librarians can configure 'n' no. of lending policies for different group of members in the library. With use of Barcode and RFID technology circulation system is just "CLICK TO DO" event. Because of the highly advanced and simplified system, the task of circulation can be assigned to anyone. Member ID-cards with barcode and photograph can be easily generated and used by the Library. Additionally, it is possible to record the visits of the members to the library irrespective of the circulation.
Serial Control :
Serial Control allows Librarians to smoothly and efficiently manage subscription and lending of serials, journals, periodicals or magazines. In-time alerts of non-arrived serials enables Librarian to keep track of not arrived copies and connect to publishers / agents accordingly. idea inside library management system also has function to allow binding of numerous journals together at the end of the financial year or as desired by the Librarian. Kardex facility enables to view all received volumes and issues on one single screen.