The word library is derived from a French word “Librairie”; Latin “liber” = book. The library plays an important role in our academic and social lives. Library is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing and this collection of information may be in the form of books, newspapers, journals and research papers etc. Library provides us physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both containing collection of informative material.
The Mangolnganbi College, Ningthoukhong Library is furnished with several resources to fulfill the need of the students. The Science Stack has 5 cupboards and the Arts Stack with 8. These Stacks are of 4000 odds Physical Books to supplement students in their studies as well as enhance their knowledge.
Apart from the Physical outlook of the Library, Mangolnganbi College Ningthoukhong is working hard towards upkeeping Digital Library as a resource at your finger tip.
1.INTEGRATED LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ILMS)
Mangolnganbi College Library Automation Software
Webserver Used: XAMPP v3.2.2 (Apache 5.6.30 and MySQL 5.0.11)
Operating System Used: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (Version 2004) Licensed.
Installation Date: 11/12/2020
Start Functioning: 11/12/2020
License Type: Free (Open Source)
2. Implementation of OpenBiblio (ILMS) in College:
Mangolnganbi College Library has Adopted OpenBiblio, an open source integrated library management system (ILMS) Software because of the following reasons:
OpenBiblio is an integrated library management system created under a GNU General Public License (GPL) and complies with UNICODE; the internationally accepted standard for data coding. Therefore, it supports interoperability. It can run on different computer platforms that use UNICODE. It contains major functions of the library such as OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), circulation, cataloguing series, reports, patron management modules and staff administration functionality. It is designed for small libraries like our college and is based on MARC21 and Z39.50 cataloguing. Due to MARC21 features Library staff therefore can download bibliographic data from other library databases and upload on the cataloguing module of OpenBiblio. It has been written in Preprocessor Hypertext Language (PHP) with easy-to-use, customized, well-documented, easy-to-install library system. Like any other software, OpenBiblio has evolved and its latest release is version 0.7.2.
– Total no. of Teaching Staff: 85
– Total no. Non-Teaching Staff: 12
– Total no. Students: 579
– Total no. of registered user: 676
Note: Total no. of Active users: 580
4. NDL (National Digital Library of India) – N.A.
5.DELNET(Developing Library Network) – N.A.