The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to NewGenLib 3.0, as well as a case study which seeks to document the experiences of using NewGenlib3.0.
The paper provides description on technology used and the architecture of NewGenlib3.0. It also documented the experience of using NewGenlib 3.0 in the Learning Resource Center of Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology as well as views about NewGenLib3.0 from participants of OSS workshops.
Use of well designed system analysis along with well tested and widely supported OSS components and opens standards makes it a very user friendly and reliable Integrated Library Management software which can be easily implemented in a library without much technical hand or a rigorous training program. The open source development process facilitated the sharing and collaboration that made this rapid improvement possible.
In this paper, NewGenLib version 3.0.3 U5 has been tested and used, but 3.0.4 R1 released recently has not been tested.
The paper will help other libraries that are considering the possibility of using Open Source Integrated Library Management software in determining the most suitable one.
The paper provides a unique account of a library's experience as well as software architectures and some evaluation by workshop participants.
Giri, R. (2012), "NewGenLib 3: an integrated open source library management system that makes your library visible in web", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 29 No. 10, pp. 4-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419051211294464Download as .RIS
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