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Book Acquisition using Koha A Case study of Rabindra Granthagar, Assam University Central Library

Library Herald Year : 2019, Volume : 57, Issue : 4 First page : ( 491) Last page : ( 502) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2019.00032.0

Book Acquisition using Koha A Case study of Rabindra Granthagar, Assam University Central Library

Sharma AK1, Roy Tuhina Choudhury Deb2 1Librarian, Rabindra Granthagar, Assam University, Silchar 2Professional Assistant, Rabindra Granthagar, Assam University, Silchar


The present paper projects the status of library automation using acquisition module of Koha-an open source library integrated software in Rabindra Library of Assam University, Silchar. Technology has overpowered the manual systems of various house-keeping operations of the libraries. With the advent of smartphones or android phones, librarians are forced to provide the notifications of the libraries on the android phones of the patrons-be it catalogue, any new service or transaction details or otherwise. Like other service sectors such as Bank, Airlines, etc. libraries are forced to adopt new technologies and serve their users in a better way by making use of the technology. Libraries are forced to adopt the required transformation in their look, services in a better positive way. Modern techniques have become more indispensible for quick and prompt services as users are very demanding and their patience level is very low. A properly computerized library helps in expeditious retrieval and dissemination of information as well as other library services in smoother and more efficient way. Acquisition section is one of the most important sections of the library which deals with the procurement of documents and their efficiency and promptness reflects the related activities of the libraries. By implementing acquisition module of Koha in the section, Rabindra library could integrate all the activities of the library more effectively and efficiently and make its patrons more satisfied. This paper mainly projects a case study of acquisition module of Koha and its implementation in Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar.

Keywords Library automation, Open Source Software, Koha, Library Management, Library Acquisition.