About Punjab & Haryana High Court (PHHC)
High Court of Punjab and Haryana is the common High Court for Indian states of Haryana and Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh based in Chandigarh, India. PHHC Chandigarh has a rich collection of books and documents in law. The library’s collection comprises over 1,00,000 documents on legal subjects, including journals, reports, reference resources, etc.
PHHC wanted to empower library patrons to check-in/check-out documents as per their convenience.
PHHC had concerns for the security of their library collection. Library patrons misplaced the books on shelves resulting in time consuming searching and delay in providing the books and documents to their patrons on demand.
LIBSYS deployed its KSmart-RFID System at PHHC in 2014 to overcome the challenges and increase efficiency of their library services.
KSmart-RFID Tags were applied on 1,00,000 Books & documents, which involved tagging job work through data validation on KOHA library management system. In addition, Patrons were issued customized Mifare Smart Cards for lending operations. On Self Service KSmart-Self Checkout Kiosk and KSmart-RFID Book Drop, their library patrons issue and return library books & documents on their own without any staff intervention.
Any item which is not checked out properly is alerted by KSmart-Security Gates at library exit. Security staff asks the patron to verify the item on the staff counter. This has not only reduced the pilferage's, but has improved the overall efficiency of circulation system.
KSmart-Handheld Reader facilitates locating misplaced items and taking stock as per the requirement of the library.
LIBSYS delivered a modern RFID System at PHHC library for enhancing library automation and services.