1. About us
AdroTec (Pvt) Ltd is a Colombo based IT Research and Development Company who is employed with IT and Computer Engineering graduates. Though the company was founded for introducing AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology in all areas, we give our extensive focus on agriculture, automation, business solutions and MIS areas.
2. Importance of library
•Libraries are only next in importance to schools, colleges and universities as means of educating the public. A library is a store-house of books-books of all kinds and on all subjects under the sun.
•Books are man's best friends. They give him company equally in times of happiness as well as in times of distress. They are one of the main sources of knowledge. The best place for easy access to books is a library. It helps the spread of education.
•As gateways to knowledge and culture, libraries play a fundamental role in society. The resources and services they offer create opportunities for learning, support literacy and education, and help shape the new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society. They also help ensure an authentic record of knowledge created and accumulated by past generations. A library is a treasure-house of knowledge.
•In a world without libraries, it would be difficult to advance research and human knowledge or preserve the world’s cumulative knowledge and heritage for future generations.
3. Issues addressed by conventional/legacy library system
•Difficult to manage library rules and regulations.
•Card system paved loop hole for members while they have a due on a book, they can use another card and lend books without paying fine.
•No proper fine system for belated returns and not automated fine process.
•Library depends on a single person; he only knows the classification, transaction and other arrangement in the library. When he leaves the library, the new librarian face difficulty in managing the library.
•Members face very difficulty in searching the needed book, it is a time consuming process and so many people ignore to use the library.
•Lack of reporting facilities and incorrect reports of transactions.
•Maintaining the correct stock and user management were difficult.
•No analyzing facilities
•No log facilities
Although we face difficulties in managing the library, we all adopt to follow the conventional library system. But now the technology has in its peak development. We can solve the above problems very easily with the help of the new technology. It is very easy and simple thing to change the libraries computerize. It is a time serving process and it gives more advantages in managing the library.
4. The problems face by the libraries when they attempt to computerize •It is very difficult to feed the whole data of the library such as books, users, etc, to the computer system as it consumes a long period of time.
•Feeding physical information to the system needs a completely hold environment in the library. But it is very difficult to accomplish this target while running the library as some transaction has already happened, so, many members are having the books outside, it makes very difficult to do this process at a time.
•There are no well organized computer–human relationships to complete the process easily.
•There are no continuous updates for the system, as the software is made for a specific library in a small project based thing.
•The library system is not a generalized one, it is a specific one, makes its market price very high. Due to this reason, all the libraries cannot afford for the library software system.
•Most of the existing library management systems are not perfectly based on any of the standardized library sciences.
•And also, the software providers don’t try to give complete knowledge or user guide to the librarians. So, the new users face problems while dealing with the...