e-Library
Challenges

In the context of information blooming out there on the web, it is much easier to search for information.

Unfortunately, this often leads to the misconception that everything you need to know can be found precisely. There are tons of published materials (books, articles, videos, music, etc) that you won’t find just using a standard search engines. There are tons of times you have search for something on the Internet and got thousands of results which could not be scientifically categorized and verified for authentic references.

Solution

SAVIS e-Library Software is an offline library that stores content digitally (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and is accessible by computers. e-Library retrieves comprehensive yet accurate information that is 100% secure and virus-free, delivering it instantly at the click of the mouse across the intranet. This efficient and interactive software solution, boasts the most up-to-date information on every subject that is quickly retrievable by keying in some elementary fields in the search options. This eliminates the innumerable hours spent crawling search engines which more often than not spews out contradicting and unreliable information while restricting unnecessary internet access, which is difficult to control/monitor.

e-Library users can select searches in both Intranet and Internet model catalog for titles, authors, subjects or type keywords to describe an item they would like to find. If the search finds items, the computer will show which collection the items are in, what the call numbers are and if they are available to check out.

Benefits
  • No physical boundary: Since digital library is only a software and the materials are digital, the system can function anywhere in the institution with access to PC and LAN.
  • Round-the-clock availability: Users can access the materials at any time within the institution’s network.
  • Multiple accesses: The same resources can be used at the same time by a number of users.
  • Structured approach: e-library provides access to much richer content in a more structured manner, via main/sub/specific categories making the task of management of materials very easy for the librarian.
  • Information retrieval: The system facilitates more flexibility and ease in searching a specific book or article. Simple or advance search options are available with options to use keywords, title, author, content, date, rating etc as criteria.
  • Preservation and conservation: An exact copy of the original can be made any number of times without any degradation in quality.
  • Space: While traditional libraries are limited by storage space, digital libraries have the potential to store much more information simply because digital information requires very little physical space to contain it.
  • Innovative technology: Digital libraries can immediately adopt innovations in technology providing users with improvements in electronic and audio book technology. Upgraded versions will be made available to the existing clients as and when they are done.
  • Cost: The cost of maintaining a digital library is lower than that of a traditional library. A traditional library must spend large sums of money paying for staff, book maintenance, rent, and additional books, while digital libraries do away with these fees.
  • Other features: Different user types can be created with varying access restrictions. Articles can be rated by the user and discussion forums can be created.