Best Library Management Software in 2017

Academics - Education Management Software star star star star star_half 4.5 (6)

College SOFTWARE BY Dataman Computer Systems.
Academics ERP is a unique and very comprehensive software for management of academic institutions like Primary & Secondary School, Degree, polytechnic, Engineering Institutes, management Institutes, Image of Custom Academics ERP Medical college, Coaching and other Educational institutes.
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Iolite School Management Software star star star star star_half 4.5 (6)

Software BY Iolite Softwares Private Limited
IOLITE is a paperless school automation software solution for today’s modern schools. School management system produces the facility to carry out all day to day activities of the school, give them fast, simple, effective and accurate.
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Eduflex star star star star star_half 4.8 (4)

CAMPUS ERP SOLUTION
Eduflex is elegant in its operational concept of a ‘Service Oriented Approach’. The distributed and synchronized data provides the source of information needed for student, parent, staff and management at a much higher speed. 
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iCampuzERP™ star star star star star 5 (4)

School and College Management Software
iCampuzERP, can be defined as all-in-one School/College management system software that is specifically designed and developed to simplify Administrative, Academic and Financial management of a School / College.
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LIBSYS7 star star star star star_half 4.7 (3)

Software BY Libsys Ltd.
LIBSYS7 is web based library software solution, provides platform independence. Library software has interactive features like online reviews, ratings, renewals, reservations etc. to deliver patron satisfaction.
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MediSteer star star star star star 5 (2)

A web-based hospital management ERP
MediSteer is a web-based state-of-the-art product covering all aspects of operations and management of small, medium and large-scale hospitals. It helps in improving operational effectiveness and customer care resulting in reduced costs and medical errors.
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DeduERP star star star star star 5 (2)

Complete Education Software
D-Edu is specifically developed for educational institutions to manage information spanning all functional requirements Academic, fees, examination, Library, Cash less school, Mobile based Automatic attendance, IVR, Payroll, Transport & Hostel etc.
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CampSteer star star star star star_border 4 (2)

A web-based Campus Management ERP product
A web-based state-of-the-art ERP product covering all aspects of operations and management of educational institutions. It helps to keep a track of all the campuses without the need for an additional software. It helps in improving operational effectiveness and bringing down administrative costs.
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webeschool star star star star star 5 (1)

Best school management Solution
Web e-School is an inclusive school management /school administration software that is designed with a sole intention of supporting schools in effectively managing their school related operations and activities.
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Ampletrails star star star star star 5 (1)

Software BY AmpleTrails
Ampletrails is one of the best library management software which help to manage the catalogue of library. Library software helps to keep the records of whole transactions of books available in the library.
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Digital Library Management System star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border

Desktop based Library Management System
Desktop based Digital Library Management System. It Manage Book issue-receive records, Publisher management, calculate fine based on return date, Registration staffs and members, Manage Books issues, Renew and Reports. It is easy to use and affordable Library Management Software.
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LSEase star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border

Software BY Libsys Ltd.
Most preferred library management system software, LSEase has all the strengths required to manage a library with basic needs. Library automation software is a package bundled with basic library management modules giving our prospects a low cost - high value proposition.
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LSDigital star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border

Software BY Libsys Ltd.
LSDigital is a digital library software used by libraries for the purpose of easy management, multi-access, reduction of storage space of the document and the preservation against spoilage of rare books, research papers, important documents and archived newspapers, maps, etc.
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Cybrarian star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border

Software BY CR2 Technologies Limited
Cybrarian is a web-based integrated library automation software based on SaaS model. This is a truly integrated library automation software allowing small to big libraries to go online and to take the advantage of internet world.
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PLA Net Library Management star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border

Software BY PLA Net India
Library management system is capable to manage all the functionalities of a library. Library automation software is suitable for small to big libraries viz. colleges, schools, universities, medical libraries, legal libraries, corporate houses, charitable trust and others. School library software is capable to manage CDs, DVDs, Drawings, or any media.
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What is Library Management Software?

Library management software (popularly known as LMS) is a wonderful system for a library. It tracks items that are owned by the library, books that are ordered, invoice tracking and books borrowed.

It is comprehensively packaged software that supports the librarian very effectively. The software might be either of use only for the librarian or might be useful for both - users and the library staff.

Most software consists of modules that are integrated on the home page. The modules might consist of the following areas:

  1. Acquisition: Book orders, receipt and invoices related to quotations, procurement and  purchase of items.
  2. Catalogues: Classification and Index of materials stocked.
  3. Circulation: Materials lent and their receipt
  4. Serial Tracking: Journals, Periodicals, Magazines and Newspapers that are subscribed and have to track them on daily/weekly/monthly basis
  5. Public Interface Usage: Checking on the software updates

In this software, each user (and even the item) has a unique ID created by the database that allows the library staff to track the activities and status. Large libraries use both user and staff interfaces of the software and have many integrated features. Small libraries don’t engage in additional expense and just use the basic software system. The interfaces are simple and easy to use. The navigation tools in these are also clean and easily accessibility to the data is possible.

Nowadays, the cloud based & online library management system is widely in demand. In this segment there are some high end software that have integrated automotive system that updates information by scanning the ISBN code.

Benefits of Library Software and Potential Issues with Software

Library management system is very helpful to standalone libraries as well as libraries in schools, colleges, educational as well as other institutes and sometimes also in places of worship.  They can take advantage of basic aspects of providing information about the materials and their content.

Library software is helpful in better decision making about what sort of materials need to be stocked or improved. Maintenance is not time consuming. The library staff gets a great help from the software data. Work of the library staff gets smoother and even the work of tracking different modules in the software can be divided among the staff for better control.

Essential Benefits:

  1. Total cost of handling the library is reduced. 
  2. There is no need for constant hardware/software updates in cloud computing based software
  3. The library staff can focus on their jobs more easily with the updated data
  4. With right inputs from the first day, the entire process of library management gets simplified
  5. The software doesn’t require IT support if the library staff is trained well
  6. Some software also has provision of data sharing which can be useful for the user and the library staff to communicate effectively.

Disadvantages:

  1. The security of the data might be a problem due to the virus attack
  2. There might be problems in customizing or configuring the options of the software according to the needs of the library
  3. The users might not be aware of the origin of the information appearing on the screens and might not trust the software if there are discrepancies or errors with the status of the actual items. This makes it necessary to keep all the data updated periodically.
  4. The library staff must add value to their library facilities and not increase dependency on the software.  They have to create the atmosphere of attracting users to the library facility which is not done by the software.

Important Features of a Library Management Software

  1. Bar Code Technology: The new age software is the one which is able to read the bar codes. This is an excellent feature to atomize the library completely. This enables tracking of all the materials that are in library or with the user. Ensure that your software package has this essential feature. It is really a big time saver.

  2. Multimedia: All libraries these days not only stock books or print materials but also other kinds of materials like CDs, DVDs, Audio/Video cassettes. This makes it necessary for the software to have application features for saving this kind of data
  3. Print Options: The library automation software that enables prints of User IDs is a great boon. This automates the history of every member and also keeps track of materials issued and returned by the member.
  4. Compatibility: The software must be compatible with all kinds of operating systems and software like Microsoft Office, structured query language (SQL) and DBMS.
  5. Access: The software data must be accessible anytime and from any location. It must be simple to use and easy to navigate. The search options need to be quick and easy. Online library management system integration is a must  to make it easily accessible through different devices.
  6. Efficiency: Most essential modules that are required in libraries have to be embedded. If there is provision of automatic notifications and alerts it makes the smooth running of the library possible. With online access of data, cataloguing becomes faster. Data entry must be quick and easy with the features provided. If the users can sign-in to use the online version of the services; the work burden of the librarian decreases.
  7. Power to User: When users manage the accounts by themselves a lot of data input work is removed from the hands of the librarian making them free to focus on other aspects of library management. Search filter options must be easy to search for the user. With the integration of the software with sms and email, the user is updated all the time.
  8. Technology aspects: The latest technology used in software enables better services for the user. When the digital library software has customizable interface there is possibility of better engagement with the users. The security system has to be enhanced due to cloud computing feature of the software.
  9. Support: An experienced support team is a bonus for the library staff who till date are used to the traditional methods of handling the library. Library software support through training becomes ideal if the software vendors themselves train the library staff.

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