Information Technology Innovations in Library Management: A Case of SIMS
International Journal of Current Research and Modern Education (IJCRME) ISSN (Online): 2455 - 5428, Volume I, Issue I, pp. 657-676,
20 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 29, 2016
Academic libraries are facing a piquant situation and unforeseen challenges in this age of information technology. They are reeling under pressure to fulfill their obligation of meeting the diverse information needs of their stakeholders. The rapid implementation of information technology in all areas of life, including libraries, has led to concerns about how information technology transforms the nature and quality of work. What is the impact of information technology on simplifying the service functions?. Library, office, and industrial automation research have shown that the impact of technology depends on how and why it is used, rather than on the technology itself. Library management systems are commonly used in all educational related institutes. Many commercial products are available. However, many institutions may not be able to afford the cost of using commercial products or may not get satisfaction in customization facilities available. Alternatively, the institution itself can take a decision to develop its library management system software using its own expertise. Library management system is a modern innovation that is expected to help in the circulation registration of processed books and register users. A case study is undertaken at SIMS library to know the effect of automation on the quality of providing library services, user satisfaction of library services, the effective automation of work, and the control of library functions. This paper discusses the impact of the automated system on staff, job satisfaction, and client relations. Results showed that the developed system made a significant impact on the quality library service management.
Keywords: Automation, Library Automation, Communications, Participation, Consultation, Training, Staff Support
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