USE OF ICT IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Vinay Kumar Kainthola Ph.D. Course Work, Department of Library & Information Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Use of open source software for OS : Why pay for Windows?
Ubuntu 10.10 vs Windows (http://www.ubuntu.com/)
Freeware  Virus free  Free updates  Customization  Cost effectiveness  Advanced features  Robust System Administration  Automatic backup  Auto search for supporting software  Availability of word processor, spreadsheet and power point

What is OSS?

OSS is, and always will be, absolutely free
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Software under GNU license - General Public License ( http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html )

Use of open source software for Library Management System : Why pay for Library Management System?

Why pay for Netlib, LibSys and Allice?

Paid Library Management System vs OSS Library Management
Systems  Freeware  No AMC  Free updates  Customization  Cost effeteness  Advanced features  Robust System Administration  Free support

Availability of the OSS Library Management System

Koha - v3.2.5 (www.koha.org/ ) CDS / ISIS - Winisis v1.5 build 3 www.unesco.org/webworld/isis/isis.htm
ABCD Library automation and digital library software v16 (http://reddes.bvsalud.org/projects/abcd/)

Public library as a digital library

Greenstone Digital Library Software - 2.84 (www.greenstone.org/ )
Dspace DSpace - v1.7.1 (www.dspace.org/) ABCD Library automation and digital library software v16 (http://reddes.bvsalud.org/projects/abcd/)

Proposed Public Digital Library Model by NIC

Internet


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Internet connectivity through LAN Internet connectivity through Wi-Fi Online Databases Web OPAC (Intranet / Internet) Website – Information, Promotion and Marketing Email – Official purposes Search engines – Google and Yahoo Online Newsletter – CAS, SDI

E-Newspaper Clipping

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Use of Web 2.0 in Public Libraries


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Synchronous Messaging / Instant messaging Streaming Media Blogs and Wikis Social Networks Tagging RSS Feeds Mashups Podcasts Skype

Devices


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Bar Code Scanner Fax Printer Microfiche / Microform reader TV / LCD CD / DVD – Educational and recreational CCTV RFID tags and sensor machine Scanner / photocopier

Thank you !