About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Reserve Bank of India is India’s central bank which regulates the issue of currency notes and keeping of reserves with a view to secure monetary stability in India and to operate the currency and credit system of the country.
RBI is having resource centres across India, however before introduction of LIBSYS 7 software they were running in-house/local Library Management Systems to meet their requirement. With growing functional requirements and expansion of the resource centres, RBI selected LIBSYS 7. Twenty four resource centres of RBI are running their operations on our software system. RBI resource centres have 700K records, over 80 librarians and 16K employees using the system.
Data migration was done from excel and in-house systems which were not in standard formats. Library processes were standardized to accommodate requirement and functionality of all resource centres. Since RBI is a closed access centre, installation, data migration and all process fine-tuning was done on their premises.
LIBSYS 7 software implemented using clustering and load balancing on 3 physical servers, serving 24 libraries 24x7x365 to ensure 100% uptime and performance. The backend database used is Oracle and application server is Weblogic. The installation functions from their Nagpur data centre and every fortnight shifts the operations to Mumbai data centre which functions as their DR centre. E-mail integration is done using MS-Exchange and SMS gateway.
- Usage of the resource centres have gone up after the implementation of LIBSYS 7 software, employees have single point access to all 24 centres from their desktop.
- With centralized implementation at data centres, the hassles and costs of managing local infrastructure have gone down. Moreover, System has been implemented according to the standards and procedures recommended as per the IT policy of RBI.
- Inter library loan has facilitated in resource sharing and cost savings for the bank.
- Desktop notifications to individual users has ensured timely book returns