1. About us
AdroTec (Pvt) Ltd is a Colombo based IT Research and Development Company who is employed with IT and Computer Engineering graduates. Though the company was founded for introducing AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology in all areas, we give our extensive focus on agriculture, automation, business solutions and MIS areas.
2. Importance of library
•Libraries are only next in importance to schools, colleges and universities as means of educating the public. A library is a store-house of books-books of all kinds and on all subjects under the sun.
•Books are man’s best friends. They give him company equally in times of happiness as well as in times of distress. They are one of the main sources of knowledge. The best place for easy access to books is a library. It helps the spread of education.
•As gateways to knowledge and culture, libraries play a fundamental role in society. The resources and services they offer create opportunities for learning, support literacy and education, and help shape the new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society. They also help ensure an authentic record of knowledge created and accumulated by past generations. A library is a treasure-house of knowledge.
•In a world without libraries, it would be difficult to advance research and human knowledge or preserve the world’s cumulative knowledge and heritage for future generations.
3. Issues addressed by conventional/legacy library system
•Difficult to manage library rules and regulations.
•Card system paved loop hole for members while they have a due on a book, they can use another card and lend books without paying fine.
•No proper fine system for belated returns and not automated fine process.
•Library depends on a single person; he only knows the classification, transaction and other arrangement in the library. When he leaves the library, the new librarian face difficulty in managing the library.
•Members face very difficulty in searching the needed book, it is a time consuming process and so many people ignore to use the library.
•Lack of reporting facilities and incorrect reports of transactions.
•Maintaining the correct stock and user management were difficult.
•No analyzing facilities
•No log facilities
Although we face difficulties in managing the library, we all adopt to follow the conventional library system. But now the technology has in its peak development. We can solve the above problems very easily with the help of the new technology. It is very easy and simple thing to change the libraries computerize. It is a time serving process and it gives more advantages in managing the library.
4. The problems face by the libraries when they attempt to computerize •It is very difficult to feed the whole data of the library such as books, users, etc, to the computer system as it consumes a long period of time.
•Feeding physical information to the system needs a completely hold environment in the library. But it is very difficult to accomplish this target while running the library as some transaction has already happened, so, many members are having the books outside, it makes very difficult to do this process at a time.
•There are no well organized computer–human relationships to complete the process easily.
•There are no continuous updates for the system, as the software is made for a specific library in a small project based thing.
•The library system is not a generalized one, it is a specific one, makes its market price very high. Due to this reason, all the libraries cannot afford for the library software system.
•Most of the existing library management systems are not perfectly based on any of the standardized library sciences.
•And also, the software providers don’t try to give complete knowledge or user guide to the librarians. So, the new users face problems while dealing with the system. This makes the libraries to away from computerizing.
•As the software system is specific to the current function of the library, if we need to be changed the simple procedure of the library as the time requires, we need to change the system completely.
•There are no existing software systems suitable for the libraries in our country. 5. Issues addressed by other existing library management system •No multi language support.
•No proper and efficient way to search a book.
•No physical connection between library and provided software for library.
•Slow system with smaller database support.
•Very slow transaction process.
•Most of the library system has no single server and multi clients system. They stand alone application and can’t install more than one computer.
•No proper analyzing facilities to assess the library management.
•Not give facilities to accomplish the reporting needs.
•No facilities to customize the software as we need.
•Most of the systems are poor user friendly because they don’t go basic level to make the user easy to handle the system.
•There are no best methods to backup the database.
•Poor data security and very slow process due to web based and end user communication through browser.
6. What is Adro Library Management System
•Adro Library Management System is an emerging system which has over come from many problems addressed by the previous any other library management systems and conventional systems.
•This library system uses modern cutting edge technologies addressed by the modern software engineering principles.
•Therefore this application provides rich interfaces and use friendly operation and easy to use with minimal supervision.
•This system provides basic MIS (Management Information System) features also helps to overcome from the library management issues which are faced by manual management.
•Also this system is introducing user defined activities which is new in for this library system to give a much more friendly and useful environment to the users. 7. How Adro Library Management System will be the solution
•Multiple Language support:
This supports to input all the languages simultaneously while you are typing with a simple short cut keys without changing the language in the windows manually (Short cut keys are provided for important languages).
•3 Different types of searching:
Searching can be customized according to your convenience, for example, you can select which fields to be chosen and what is to be searched.
Any transactions can be viewed since its initiation; it can be viewed as a log. For example, book, members etc…
•Can modify the system according to the library rules:
You can customize the application according to the rules imposed by the library Management. For example, Borrow permission, Transaction types etc…
•User roles and security:
Different types of user roles can be created and can assign users into the respective roles, permissions can be given to roles which will be reflected to the users of the respective roles. For example Staffs, Librarian etc…
•Automatic fine generation:
By monitoring the system, fine for the belated books will be charged against a member based on the fine rules given in the system, so librarian doesn’t necessarily to do extra work on considering the fine process, system will take care of this work.
•Textbook Management System: (if needed)
•User defined transaction types:
You can create and define your transactions types dynamically.
The books don’t need to be classified based on any 3rd party classification. You can use your own way.
•Separate report view:
Reports can be viewed separately and it can be imported to any format you wish. pdf, excel, csv, doc etc…
•Provide automated, manual and immediate back up facilities.
•AdroTec provides a best user guidance to handle the system easily. 8. Easy to plug for a running library
When computerize a running manual library system, it needs to stop all the functions of the library to create a completely hold environment and feed whole date completely into the system. Then only, the computerized library is ready to start its function. It is a biggest and time consuming process. It is impossible to create such situation in a running library. Although, most of the libraries are like to computerize but they are away from this, due to the above problem. But, Adro Library Management System provides a simplest solution for the above problem. First feed the fundamental data then start the function of the computerized library. No need to hold the function or feed whole data completely. The all data will be fed as the system runs. The system can be used within few hours after the installation.
9. Features of Adro Library Management 2013
•Supports input and output devices:
You can install and use barcode reader, printers, scanners and web camera
•Client Server technology:
Centralized database with clients-server technology can be installed independently which allows more than hundred of clients can use the server simultaneously without loss of speed and loss of transaction. Any system fault during the transaction will roll back the entire transaction, therefore no partial transactions updated.
Transactions and system behavior are faster regardless of increased load of data in the database.
•Complete solution for any kind of library:
This system is developed for hypothetical libraries therefore including core functionalities, other extra features also included. So it can be used for any library with the available requirement.
•Separated search engine:
AdroTec provides separated search engine to search books, this is an independent application, can install any computers and use very quickly.
10. How will be the library after powered by Adro Library Management System •Inventory of the library will be up to date for each second.
•History and profile of the library, its components will be up to date and maintains since it initiation.
•Users will search the needed book through search engine by using the known key word (key word may be a word or part of Interdiction, title, author, ISBN, subject, class number, etc).
•Users will access the needed book location without any of library staff help; they will use the search engine to find the books placements.
• All the transactions will be very faster and up to date.
•There won’t be any chance for unfair services (fines, transaction types, user profile, etc)
•During the transaction process a book won’t be lost or misplaced due to any reasons.
•Library will be customized on their own, on the basic of standardized library science.
11. Support and Maintenance
•Minimum four updates for each year. Updates in the core application will be updated.
•Online supports provided.
•Live chat feature for helps and questions about the system.
•Forums for client for discussions.
•Modifications will be done according to the client requirement for ultimate.
12. Adro Library Management 2013 system requirements
•Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit) or higher
•1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor •1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
•5400 RPM hard drive
•500 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 1 TB (64-bit) •DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
13. Adro Library Management 2013 Supported architectures
14. Our Valuable Client
•JAMIAH NALEEMIAH ISLAMIAH – BERUWALA