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ILMU™ is a complete state-of-the-art integrated library automation system, which is based on industry standards. Reflecting Paradigm’s philosophy of flexibility and ease of use, ILMU™ allows the customer to implement the modules gradually.

Full compliant to ODBC, ILMU™’s ensures client empowerment. The ILMU™ Library System provides full Unicode support, XML management reports, and API links to other top-tier applications. Three generations of ILMU™ system design, developed over a decade, have produced loyal customers. Hundreds of ILMU™ systems are presently installed in Information Centres through out the country.

In the ever-evolving world of library automation, ILMU™ provides your organization with the perfect library solution:

  • Open—Based on industry standards such as OpenURL, XML and ODBC. ILMU™'s offer the ultimate in resource-sharing capabilities, full connectivity, and seamless interaction with other systems and databases.
  • Reliable—The inherent multi-tier client/server structure guarantees that ILMU™ will meet your needs today and in the future.
  • Flexible — Modular components can be tailored to accommodate the requirements of your institution or consortium.
  • Easy to use — User-friendly workflows and intuitive graphical interfaces increase staff and patron efficiency.
  • Customizable—Modifiable components enable libraries and consortia of any size to create unique management systems.
  • Multilingual—Full Unicode support provides multidirectional and multiscript text capabilities.
* ILMU™ is a jointly developed product of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Paradigm Systems Berhad

Enables librarians to process users’ purchase requests, to create orders, to generate claims and cancellations, and to record full and partial receipts.

Enable librarians to import records from existing bibliographic databases or perform pre-ordering searches against the Cataloguing database for re-ordering purposes, thus reducing the ordering of duplicates.

On-line links with the Library Fund Accounting databases enable libraries to track all expenditures.
Authority Control
Allows users to submit terms that can be used by a library system. For example, the author Kamaludin Muhammad uses his pen name Keris Mas for his writings. When a work written by the author is catalogued into the system, a user may key in Keris Mas or Kamaludin Muhammad as the author.

When used in conjunction with the Cataloguing module, users are able to search for specific information through customised search keys derived from a variety of MARC tags.

This mechanism ensures that when a user performs a search, it is possible to obtain consistent results.
Assist libraries in the management of bibliographic information with its locally established data-entry templates.

Able to interface with on-line bibliographic databases, modify texts to conform to local cataloguing requirements, and import selected records to ILMU™’s database. As such, custom tailored records are produced.

Also permits the generation and arrangement of lists, such as Shelf lists and Accession lists, according to the libraries’ needs.
Offers tracking of check-ins, check-outs, renewals, recalls, fine payments, notice productions and reporting functions.
It is a module which allows setup and parametisation of policies and dependencies required by other modules under ILMU™.
Fund Accounting
This module is integrated with the Acquisitions and Serials modules respectively which allows transactions from the above mentioned modules to be automatically transferred to the accounting database.
Indexing and Abstracting
Enables a library to digitise and index its newspaper cuttings, seminar papers, business plans, lecture notes, magazines and journal articles. Users can then access the information via a web browser using WebInfoline.
Enables users to keep abreast with the latest events at the library as well as perform searches via features such as Library Map, Library Messages, Library Information, and Library Calendar.

Users can browse through the latest news headlines or books and journals through the Newspaper Headlines and New Arrivals functions respectively.

Also has an OPAC function, which permits quick information retrieval, and the sorting and printing of this information.

Other facilities include Suggestion Box for obtaining users’ feedback, Patron Enquiry to allow individuals to browse through their personal information, Library Collection and Top 10 listings for librarians.
This module handles ordering, automatic prediction patterns, check-ins, claims, cancellations and reporting functions.

Also equipped with Serials search facilities that allow users to search for the Serials’ current and retrospective holdings.

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