Online Training Programme on Transforming Libraries


Aligarh : The Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh Muslim University, in association with LIBSYS Ltd, Gurugram successfully organised a three -day online training programme on Transforming Libraries through LIBSYS-Integrated Library Management Software for the library professionals working in AMU.

The main objective of the training programme was to provide hands-on training to all library professionals working in AMU with adequate practical knowledge and help them update their skill to automate their seminar, college and departmental libraries using LIBSYS.

During the online training programme, resource person Mr Amit Kumar Singh (LIBSYS, Gurugram) provided hands-on training to the participants through lectures and live demonstration. In the first session, Acquisition and Cataloguing Modules were covered and in the second session, training on Circulation and Serial modules were covered by Mr Singh.

Welcoming the resource person and participants, Prof Nishat Fatima (University Librarian) emphasized the importance of automation in libraries and how the MAL started the process of automation in 2001 through LIBSYS software. She said; “presently, the MAL performs automation activities using LIBSYS 7.0 version which is accessible within the university as well as the University’s three centres in distant states”.

MA Library is one of the biggest Library, which comprises a Central Library with about 110 college and departmental libraries. It introduced AMU Library Network (AMULIBNET) with the aim to create a centralized database of all the libraries (Department/Centre/ College/School) of the University in 2012 and seminar libraries are linked with the centralized database and the same may be retrieved anywhere through Web OPAC, she added.

Dr Asif Fareed Siddiqui, Dr Habibur Rahman Khan and Dr Monawwer Eqbal (Deputy Librarians, Maulana Azad Library) highlighted the timeline of automation activities and discussed the status of automation at MA Library. They also briefed different modules of LIBSYS software.

Around 200 participants including faculty members, library professionals and students attended the training programme. Queries and problems regarding automation were discussed and resolved during live sessions.

Dr Arun Kumar (Deputy Librarian), Dr Jafar Iqbal and Dr TS Asghar (Assistant Librarian) extended vote of thanks. Dr Monawwer Eqbal (Deputy Librarian ) coordinated the programme.



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