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					e-Library Science Research Journal
 Vol.1,Issue.3/Jan. 2013                                                                ISSN : 2319-8435

                                          Research Papers




      STUDY OF LIBRARY AUTOMATION IN ENGINEERING COLLEGE
          LIBRARIES AFFILIATED TO SOLAPUR UNIVERSITY

                    WAGHMARE D.B. , GHANTE P. B. AND S.J.DESHMUKH

                Librarian, SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering ,Korti, Tal. Pandharpur,
                                   Dist. Solapur, Maharashtra, India
                Librarian, SKN Sinhgad Business School (MBA),Korti, Tal. Pandharpur,
                                   Dist. Solapur, Maharashtra, India
   3Librarian,J.D.M.P.Co-Op. Samaj's Shri S.S. Patil Arts, Shri Bhausaheb T.T. Salunke Commerce&
                     Shri. G.R. Pandit Science College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India




Abstract

        In this research paper researchers investigated library automation position in engineering
college libraries and also determined services though the same. Library automation is very important in
engineering college libraries. Engineering college libraries playing a very vital role in providing quality
based services to their users with using technology. In this research paper researcher also highlighted on
importance and need of library automation.


KEY WORDS: -

       Library Automation, Computerization, Engineering, IT, Software

INTRODUCTION

        Today's era is information technology era. We can't live without technology, now technology
becomes our daily life's part. Now in every field use of computer is general. Library and information
science how can live behind IT. Now libraries also use computer for their daily routine work. In this
research paper researcher investigated computerized engineering college libraries. Following
engineering college are affiliated to Solapur University, Solapur.




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      2.      S h r i V i t h a l E d u c a t io n a n d R e s e a r c h I n s t it u t e 's C o ll e g e o f E n g in e e r in g ,          1 99 7
              P a n d ha r pu r

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      5.      P r a d n y a N ik e t a n E d u c a t i o n S o c i e t y ' s N a g e s h K a r a j a g i O r c h id C o ll e g e o f         2 00 8
              E n g i n e e r in g & T e c h n o lo g y , S o la p u r

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              S o la p u r ( N o r t h )

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              P a n d ha r pu r

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      10.     S h r i r a m I n s t it u t e O f E n g in e e r i n g A n d T e c h n o lo g y C e n t r e , P a n iv                        2 01 0

      11.     N . B . N a v a l e S i n h g a d C o l le g e o f E n g in e e r in g , K e g a o n                                           2 01 0

      12.     S K N S i n h g a d C o ll e g e o f E n g in e e r in g , K o r t i T a l . P a n d h a r p u r D i s t                       2 01 0
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              R e s ea r c h , A k l u j




NEED OF COMPUTERIZATION:-

Following are some points will clear that the need of library computerization.

1.Save the time of the users and library staff (4th law of library science)
2.Explosion of information
3.Reduce human resources / use proper human resources
4. Save printing cost (Registers, Borrow Cards, book Cads etc)
5.Number of users can access at a time (OPAC)
6.Error free services
7.Control library circulation
8.Keep up to date records
9.Give modern IT bases services to the users like (Web OPAC/ Use of Barcode Technology)

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY:-

1.To find out the current situation of the libraries.
2.To find out how may libraries undertaken library automation
3.To find out barriers to library automation faced by library staff.




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METHODOLOGY:-

        In this research paper the questionnaire based survey method was used for data collection. List
of questions were formulated keeping in view of the objectives of the study and the same was distributed
to 15 institute's librarians and the researcher obtains 12 (80% ) response from librarian and further
required information was collected from internet and college prospectus.

DATA ANALYSIS:-


                                     Table No. 1 Status of Library

           Sr. No.                        Status                       Yes      Percentage

              1.       Library Automated                               07          58.33%

              2.       Legal License Copy of Lib. Software             07          58.33%

              3.       Computer trained library staff                  03            25%



       The table no. 1 show that 08 (66.66%) engineering college libraries are automated and providing
services with using library software's , 08 (66.66.%) libraries have a license copy of library software.
03 25% libraries have only computer trained library staff.

                                  Table No. 2 Library Software

           Sr.                   Software                        Yes         Percentage
           No.

         1.          Easy Lib.                                   02            16.66%

         2.          E-Granthalaya                               01             8.33%

         3.          Libman                                      02            16.66%

         4.          In house developed                          02            16.66%


       The table no. 2 show that 02 (16.66%) engineering college libraries used Easy Lib. library
software for circulation and library management , 01 (8.33%) libraries used E-Granthalyas software and
2 (25%) libraries used libman library software . 02 (16.66) libraries used in house developed library
software's.




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                             Table No. 3 Areas of Library Automation

                               Areas                       Yes            Percentage
                 Acquisition                                07           58.33%
                 Cataloguing                                07           58.33%
                 Circulation                                07           58.33%
                 Serial Control                             03           25%

                 Budget                                      0           0%
                 Administration                              0           0%
                 OPAC                                       07           58.33%


        The table no.3 show that 07 (58.33%) engineering college libraries use library software for
acquisition of library materials, 07 (58.33%) libraries also search/prepared catalogue on software , 07
(58.33%) libraries used software for circulation of library materials , 03 (25) libraries also use library
software for serial control , not a single library use library software for budget control and
administration, 07 (58.33%) libraries used software for OPAC.

                             Table No. 4. Barriers in library automation

              Sr. No.                  Software                   Yes          Percentage

            1.            Finance                                 05              41.66%

            2.            Human Resource                          05              41.66%

            3.            Lack of Training                        03               25%

            4.            Lack of Infrastructure                  02              16.66%

            5.            Lack of IT knowledge                    02              16.66%



        The table no.4 show that 05 (41.66%) engineering college libraries are not done library
automation due to lack of finance 05(41.66%) libraries are facing trained human resource for library
automation, 03 (25%) libraries facing problem for training of library automation, 02 (16.66) college
libraries provide good infrastructure for library automation , 02 (16.66) library personnel feel that they
have not knowledge about library automation and information technology .

CONCLUSION:-

        In the conclusion we can say that the situation of the engineering college libraries affiliated to
Solapur University Solapur is not good. Some of engineering college libraries are going to library
automation they are in process but it should not be take more time to do computerization. It is also
observed that more than 50 % engineering colleges are stared in last 2 year back, they are new, but old
engineering institutes should support to them in all aspect.
        Some institutes facing problem with trained human resource and finance, some of institutes also
faces the problem of good infrastructure for library automation. As per the researchers view finance is
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not a problem to do the computerization , now a days so many open source software's are available on
internet like. (KOHA, Greenstone ,Dspace) Govt of India , department of NIC (National Information
Center) provides free of cost software i.e. E-Granthalya.

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1. Bhardwaj, R. & Shukla, R.K., 2001, A Practical Approach to Library Automation, Library Progress,
20(1).
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5.P.S.G.Kumar , A students manual of Library and information science , B. R. Publication, New Delhi.




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