Text retrieval and library management software in India

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Automated text retrieval and library management systems have not yet taken a desired shape in Indian libraries, though efforts are being made in this direction. A number of software packages for this purpose have come out recently through government and private agencies. Published sources assessing this technology are yet to appear, therefore choosing the right software is difficult. This paper aims to highlight the present Indian scenario by presenting a brief overview of 10 selected indigenous packages, namely CATMAN, CDS/ISIS, LIBRARIAN, LibSys, MAITRAYEE, MECSYS, NIRMALS, SANJAY, TULIPS, and WILISYS. The underlying framework and text retrieval and library management facilities in these packages are briefly discussed. Considering the cost aspect, it is concluded that CDS/ISIS, along with SANJAY with some further modifications, might prove to be the most suitable package for most Indian libraries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-261
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Early online date1 Mar 1994
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 1994


  • text retrieval
  • library management software
  • library management systems
  • India


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