Functional Group

Open Source Software

Objectives and Responsibility

The objective of this Group is to develop software for academic community in India with focus on software for library automation, union catalogue and software tools to facilitate data interchange and exchange. This Group is also involved in supporting all other activities of the Centre by providing adequate software support from time to time. The mission of this Group is to provide technological and software support for all activities of the Centre using latest technologies and available development tools. The Group also promotes and supports open source software movement within the Centre as well as in the entire higher education community in India.

Major Activities
  • Support LAN/WAN setup and maintenance at the Centre
  • Development of new versions of SOUL for different operating system
  • Development of MARC 21 based database creation tool
  • Development of UNICODE base tools for databases in native languages
  • Incorporation of various bibliographic and information retrieval standards in SOUL
  • Regular updates for current version of SOUL software to cater to the requirements of current user base
  • Trouble Shooting and Customer support for SOUL users
  • Explore and support open source software for library and academic use