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Automating Islamia College of Science and Commerce Library, Srinagar (India) Using SOUL Software

Library Herald Year : 2009, Volume : 47, Issue : 3 First page : ( 255) Last page : ( 261) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Automating Islamia College of Science and Commerce Library, Srinagar (India) Using SOUL Software

Bhat Mohammad Hanief, Senior Librarian/In charge automation ICSC, Srinagar (J&K), India-190002. E-mail: mhanief30@yahoo.co.in.

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to share the experience of automating a college library in one of the smallest states of India having limited staff and resources. The study is based on the experience of the Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar library in implementing automation with the use of CDS/ISIS and SOUL software. The case study will be useful for libraries planning automation in the country having limited staff and finances. It shows that automation could be initiated with limited infrastructure and staff provided the staff is enthusiastic.


Key words Automation, College Library, Libraries, India, SOUL, CDS/ISIS, Jammu & Kashmir.

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