• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Proposed Low Cost Library Automation in Developing Countries Using Modern Programming and Information Technologies


Background/Objectives: Manual Record Keeping results in lot of inconvenience for readers and librarians. The objective of this study is to explore the automation possibility of public libraries in developing countries. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Two-part solution using Modern Programming Platforms has been proposed to the above stated problem: 1. A cross platform application with a local DataStore and Sync capabilities is needed which will be installed on every target library and operated by a librarian, and 2. A server is required to store a Global Datastore derived from all the active local datastores connected to the server, from which users can query information through webpage. Findings: Proposed automation not only supports all Operating Systems namely MS-Windows, Linux and MacOS but it also supports existing APIs on Java and C++. For JAVA, separate VM needs to install but it is fully supported on C# due to usage of Electron Framework. Improvements/Applications: All the interactions between reader and librarian are automated successfully and authorized user time is saved due to supported browsing at home. The automation helps in trending analysis about particular book, article and periodical reading.

Keywords: Csharp, C++, Electron Frame Work, Library Automation, Software, JAVA


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