GC-11 library goes hi-tech,to send book details on SMS,e-mail

The Government College in Sector 11 has become the first government college in the city to start a hi-tech library.

Written by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Published:September 21, 2013 5:37 am

The Government College in Sector 11 has become the first government college in the city to start a hi-tech library,where all students will be informed through SMS about the book they issue or return,while details regarding overdues on specific books and reminders to return the book will be sent via e-mails.

Also,the college library has bought a new software through which students would find it easy to browse the whole shelf in the library. The system will work like a banking process where a customer’s transaction details are sent on their mobile numbers and mails.

Head librarian,Renu Oberoi said,“All the government college libraries have a software,which enables the students to search if the required book is available or not,but the difference between our software and others is that ours is the new version called LybSys.”

The college has bought the software for Rs five lakh,which includes new features like basic,advanced,additional and a full text search. A Google web portal is also available,which is likely to help students to find the synopsis of the book and other details. The software also includes a book-finder option through which a student can browse the whole shelf in the library.

“We are heading towards an environment in which digital information has to be substituted for print-based information. The students are techno-savvy,so keeping that in mind,we took an initiative to start with this system. It will be easier for us to keep a tab,in a more simpler way,on the students who have borrowed the books,” added Renu.

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