Library Professional’s Knowledge and Utilization of Integrated Library Management Software’s (ILMS) In East and West Godavari Districts Engineering College Libraries (Affiliated To JNTUK, Kakinada) – A Study
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The study focused library professionals’ knowledge and utilization of Integrated Library Management Software’s (ILMS) in East and West Godavari Districts Engineering College Libraries (affiliated to JNTUK, Kakinada). Today’s most of the engineering college libraries are being used ILMS packages. Majority of engineering college libraries 87% are using Campus Management Software’s, only few colleges 13% are using ILMS (exclusively for library purpose). The study revealed that about 88% of libraries are using 3 ILMS packages i.e, ECAP, Ez-School and Bees Campus, only 12% of colleges are using remaining popular ILMS packages i.e, Libsys, SOUL, KOHA and Newgenlib. Majority of library professionals 75% are being preferred Commercial Software packages than open source and in-house developed software’s. The study also highlighted that circulation, OPAC and cataloguing modules are being used properly. Most of the library professionals 75% are being used barcode technology in circulation and stock verification tasks, none of the library used RFID technology. The study found that library professionals have moderate knowledge on software evaluation process and about 52% of library professionals are nil knowledge on installation process of ILMS packages.