Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reply to Baljit - Using MARCEdit to create MARC-21 records

Dear Baljit

Since your library's collection is already 7000+, you should think of converting the data for these books directly into NewGenLib. The way to do this is to create a spread sheet (using MS-Excel). Then download a free software called MarcEdit. Convert the XLS file into a comma delimited file and use MARCEdit to transform the comma delimited file into a MARC ISO-2709 file which can then be imported record by record into NewGenLib. I hope this helps. Haravu

Friday, August 22, 2008

Library 2.0 gang meeting podcast

Library 2.0 Gang meeting. I was invited on behalf of NewGenLib to the August 2008 tele-meeting of a group called Library 2.0 Gang to participate in a discussion on Open Source Library Systems. This is a monthly meeting of Gang members like Marshal Breeding, Carl Grant, and others both from the Library Management Systems (LMS) industry as well as librarians who are interested in open source systems (OSS). The Chairperson of the group is Richard Tallis, Technology Evangelist from the Talis software, a major player in the UK LMS market. The meeting is available as a Podcast and can be listened to and downloaded from the link.
Library Gang 2.0 August 2008 Meeting Podcast
I hope you find the podcast interestign. I welcome comments and views from members.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Innovative privately run Public Library with NewGenLib

Hi all NewGenLib open source bloggers

I am delighted to bring to your attention a unique experiment: A public library started by a young and enterprising, and socially commited individual, actually a hard-core IT professional. The new library called Just Books is in Bangalore, India. The library has "a wide range of books for every type of reader - toddlers to teens, dabblers to bookworms under a modern ambience with effective use of technology" as the blurb that appeared in a Sunday newspaper in Banglore says. I am also delighted to let you know that the library uses NewGenLib with RFID.
I urge my friends to visit the blog page, and also listen to the audio clip that is posted on the page by a visitor to Just Books.

Some of you who live in Bangalore should visit this place and share your thoughts.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Photos at NewGenLib workshops

The workshops at SDM-IMD, Mysore; Bangalore University; NIO, Goa; and Delhi university were well attended. some participants took photos at these events. A few of these may be seen on the opening page of our web site, under the NewGenLib in the news heading.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

NewGenLib reported in Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter

Dear NewGenLib blog members
I am happy to let you know that Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter features NewGenLib in its April 2008 Newsletter. To see this, please click the link, and navigate to page 8.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

NewGenLib in the news

Dear Users of NewGenLib
I am happy to let you know that, a body that actively promotes access to knowledge through libraries in developing and transition countries has published a news item on NewGenLib. The news is available at

You might like to view the item.

Monday, March 31, 2008

NewGenLib open source conversion tools

Dear Users of Open source NewGenLib

I am happy to let you know that based on requests, there are now new conversion tools for databases created with SOUL and E-Granthalya software. Interested libraries may send an email to of Verus IT Services Pvt. Ltd., with details of the number of recrords that need to be created (SOUL or E-Granthalaya). There will be charges for conversion. The converted database will be sent back on a CD with instructions on how to install the same under NewGenLib.