Library automation is the application of ICTs to library operations and services. Switching to an automated system allows libraries to add on features when they become available in the future, in stead of having to do a complete overhaul of their collections and cataloging methods. The library is slowly moving from manual system to automated system.
- Library adopted and implemented KOHA Open Source Software for developing its database and for doing routine operations through automated system. Koha was created in 1999 by Katipo Communications in New Zealand.
- Library has designed and developed a database using MS-Access Software for maintaining the faculty publications output.
Four computers have been installed in the library for doing library works. Out of them, one computer with Ubuntu OS is acting as a server system and the other three is acting as portal. One computer is dedicated for faculties for accessing and browsing Internet and the other one is for students for accessing OPAC and internet.
- One TP-LINK Router has been installed in the Library for sharing its Internet bandwidth. Library is the Hotspot area that allows Internet access over a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).
- Library has one Canon digital photocopier machine and one Canon copier-printer-scanner machine for giving photocopy/ reprography/ printing services to the students and faculties.
- A LAN has been setup in the library by connecting all the four computers, printers and Canon xerox machine with latest Cat 6.0 cable. For that, one 8 ports D-Link Switch has been installed in the library.
The PC Chandra Group is associated with the development of education in West Bengal as a part of their CSR initiatives. P.C.Chandra Group donated Rs. 200000.00 (Two Lakhs Only) to 13 colleges for developing “Knowledge Centre” on 26-03-2016. College Authority can utilize the money by establishing a new library or extending an existing library in the premises. Some fresh stock of books may be purchased for the use of students and faculty members.
In future, the Library & Information Section has a plan to implement Barcode system in books and students’ ID card to automate its circulation counter. Further, many bad conditioned rare books are available in the library. These books need to be digitized and preserved for future reference use immediately.
Library has also plan to introduce an ‘e-Zone’ place in the library for the students where internet, OPAC and e-resources can be accessed for educational and informational purposes only.