Information communication technology use in the library of Independent University, Bangladesh: Past, present and future plan
Chowdhury, Muhammad Hossam Haider
Shoeb, Md. Zahid Hossain
Rahman, Md. Mukhlesur
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This article aims to explore the adoption of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and reason behind embracing Open Source (OS) solution at the Library, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUBL) finally. This study tries to share the extent of the OS implementation process in brief for the relevant digital service in light of the drawback of previous software execution. IUBL has been involved in applying ICT-based solutions for the management with a range of library functions and services since its inception. As user-centric service provider, for last few years IUBL has engaged in finding solution for changing the traditional ICT-based system. In this process the library staffs have identified the satisfactory direction for better library service. A number of popular OS Integrated Library System (ILS), Institutional Repository (IR) and Discovery Tools have been reviewed and examined to adopt the suitable tools. Among various tools Koha, DSpace and VuFind are preferred as ILS, IR and discovery tool respectively. This paper also illustrated implementation of ABCD software for journal indexing. This write-up demonstrated a successful way out from the library professionals and university library perspective. This study would close the gap and provides guidelines for practicing librarians, policy makers, and management.
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