We live in a world that is becoming increasingly globalised and linked. Barriers in trade, commerce, banking, industry, research, technology, education, and other fields are crumbling, and will continue to do so in the future. SOUL (Software for University Libraries) is a cutting-edge integrated library management system conceived and developed by the INFLIBNET Centre. according to the needs of college and university libraries There are numerous types of library automation software accessible in India, including commercial and open-source software. As a result, the SOUL2.0 programme was chosen for this study to evaluate the report-generating aspects of library in-house processing activity.
Despite the fact that several types of software are available, only CDS/ISIS and SOUL will be compared in terms of their features, capabilities, and services, as well as their application in library management and record administration.
Major Features and Functionalities
IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARY AUTOMATION
Installation SOUL 2.0 installation is broken down into three parts: –
Modules in SOUL 2.0
SOUL 2.0 includes the following modules: Administration • Acquisition • Catalogue • Circulation • Serials Control • OPAC and WEB OPAC
About Software for University Library (SOUL) SOUL 2.0 complies with worldwide standards such as the MARC21 bibliographic format, Unicode-based Universal character sets for multilingual bibliographic entries, and NCIP2.0-based electronic surveillance and control protocols.
In today’s world, the library profession is extremely vital. Users, institution management, government authorities, NAAC, staff, and others can inquire about the library’s day-to-day operations. The entire process of selecting library software packages is quite difficult and time-consuming.
It also necessitates a thorough understanding of current library systems and trends in addition to a thorough understanding of current library systems and trends. It also necessitates familiarity with various software packages. Acquisition of books, cataloguing of reading materials, circulation of reading materials, serial control, and other sorts of information are all critical for future development. It will take more time and money, and it will not be tested, thus it is preferable to use a tested software package built by a reputable agency.
Various reports are offered in each module of the SOUL 2.0 integrated library management software. Customizing reports in software is a useful alternative for libraries to meet their needs. As a result, these reports are valuable to all types of users and libraries in a short period of time. In the future, INFLIBNET users can submit new report software requirements based on library needs.
Kalinga Plus is an initiative by Kalinga University, Raipur. The main objective of this to disseminate knowledge and guide students & working professionals.
This platform will guide pre – post university level students.
Pre University Level – IX –XII grade students when they decide streams and choose their career
Post University level – when A student joins corporate & needs to handle the workplace challenges effectively.
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