Library Management Software is designed in such a way that one can easily automate, manage and oversee the over-all processing of even very large-scale libraries. The library management software has the capability to manage various functions of a library such as registration and record keeping of members, borrowing of Books, managing returns, Magazine/Newspaper Subscriptions, calculating/managing fine for late returning and Balances of payments due from Members, and generating various Reports for Record-Keeping for review purposes, and that too according to end user requirements.
A library is more like a growing organism and will need to be simplified and organized at different times, this line is said by a teacher and is true to a great extent. This was a thing of old-school days when a reader has to search for a book roaming around the large bookshelves of a library. Now is the time when technology has taken up manual works to a next level. Therefore, a library shouldn’t be left behind of automation. It should be like people visiting the library must be able to find a book of their choice without having to take assistance from any outside source. Here's a thing called library management software comes into play. Management of Library Information Library management software is capable of including and organizing all kinds of reading material such as books, journals, articles, dissertation/thesis, newspaper, maps, and charts, project reports, e-journals, Compact Discs, DVDs, scanned images, audio files, video files, and many other types of reading material. Let's take a look at some must-have features of library management software, features without which a modern library won't be able to function to the best of its potential.Just take a look what all functions a good library management software is capable of: Bar Code Enabled A library cannot be said to be fully automated if it does not make use of software that can read bar codes. Bar-code reading is a good way to keep track of all books coming in and going out of the library. Multimedia Management Today’s modern libraries are very different from their traditional counterparts. Reading material isn’t limited now with paper as they aren't the only resources of knowledge. Library management software includesinterfaces for other reading resources and educational material which are in the form of CDs, DVDs, audio and video cassettes. Printing Applications The Library management is capable of printing member I-cards and can keep track of the borrowing history of the members. Technical Support There is an option of online technical support, in case your software runs into any technical faults or troubles. You can also get a software that has 24/7 online technical support. Compatibility Matters The library management software is compatible with other Software especially Microsoft office, DBMS software like SQL (Structured Query Language) etc.
Some of the main features of software for fees management are as follows