Task Manager (ATM)
useful timesaving device, particularly since
many tasks and reports can be scheduled to
run and be completed automatically before
the beginning of the working day.
Each task is user definable and fully configurable
and can be scheduled to complement off-peak
hours when resources are more readily available.
A user’s administrative time and costs
are reduced significantly as it automatically
initiates scheduled tasks without user intervention.
Also integrates seamlessly with ILMU™
to offer a comprehensive suite of solutions
to manage an organisation’s information
and knowledge resources.
Data- Warehouse Management System (BDMS)
users to establish a union catalogue. It assists
organisations with multiple sites to have
a centralised model.
Also allows users to perform web cataloguing
as opposed to the traditional PC client based
version. This means that users are able to
perform cataloguing from any Internet enabled
PC in the world via a web browser.
information import using the books’
ISBN numbers. It provides an aid to librarians
in loading their data within the shortest
downtime. This module integrates seamlessly
with the Paramips and Z39.50 Interface modules.
Statistical Transaction Information Module (ESTIM)
module that allows query, analysis and reporting
of data from multiple data sources.
module allows users to create personalised
reports. Formats are user definable. The reports
that could be generated include Statistic,
Circulation Activities, Vendor Performance,
and Circulation History reports.
its modular subsystems, it provides the utilities
to scan, store, index and retrieve images.
As imaging solution are storage intensive,
IRIS allow images to be offloaded to optical
storage such as CD-R or CD-RW making it a
viable COLD solution as well.
Together with Infotrack, IRIS provides patrons
of the library with a common access point
to search as well as view any images linked
to the bibliographic records.
seamless integration with email applications,
such as Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange.
The following notices could be sent to users
via email :
- Overdue Notification
- Reservation Notification
- Item Awaiting Collection
- Recall Notification
Using SMS Tunneling (MUST)
latest ILMU™ system alert generator
using SMS. This module provides users with
the ability to communicate with other connected
or mobile portal users. Messages are delivered
to users based on personal settings that enable
the users to schedule when and what device
system, task, content or application messages
MUST currently works on Maxis and Celcom only
as they are the only network provider supporting
this technology. There is no cost to the library
for sending the SMS alerts.
independent label printing programme that
has been fine-tuned to operate on non-dedicated
This solution for the library environment
consists of a suite of 3 applications, which
are Patron / Borrower Code Generator, Book
/ Resources Code Generator and Spine / File
For the library and resource management environment,
barcode labels are the integral key to tracking
documentary materials and borrowers. The common
denominators between the patrons / borrowers
and the resource borrowing function within
the system are in the barcode identification
labels. ID cards are issued to patrons / borrower
with special barcode labels to uniquely identify
them. Resources / books on the other hand
are identified by attaching barcode labels
with relevant information to the books. These
labels form the critical link in the operation
of a library’s resource management system.
data conversion tool, which provides aid to
librarians in loading their data with the
shortest downtime and eventually providing
the users with on-line information. This is
a cost effective tool that can shorten the
data conversion process by 4 times as compared
to the normal process. It is accurate, efficient
and aids in the reduction of manpower resources.
service using on-line remote diagnostic that
allows the Paradigm’s Technical Support
team to analyse operating system and application
software operations and monitor system hardware
performances at customer site within seconds
of a response call.
On-line diagnostics are then provided and
the customer’s problems are immediately
taken care of. It aids Paradigm in the provision
of quick and effective support to its clients
Receipting module provides seamless integration
with the Fines Collection database. Receipts
would be generated when payment transactions
are activated. Features include Interface
to Smart Card Payment transactions, Audit
Listing and Report Listing
Interface/ Book Drop Interface
returns can be performed via “Book-drops”
which are physical compartments with ‘sensitising
and desensitising’ mechanism to register
discharging of items in a seamless manner.
Users who use this facility would not be required
to visit the library.
are also allowed to initiate item loans on
their own without library intervention. The
interface would integrate with ILMU™’s
Circulation module in order to seamlessly
update the circulation transaction repositories
and all discharged items would be registered
by the system automatically.
patrons of the library to use a one-card system
to perform library transactions such as Fine
Payment, Membership Renewals, Borrowings,
Self-Check, and Photocopying as well as use
it for Internet access.
It integrates with the ILMU™ database
and updates the transactions made with the
Smart Card online.
The cash value in the smart card can be used
to pay fines for late returns automatically,
thus allowing a cashless transaction to take
place. It provides users the ease and flexibility
of transacting with security in mind.
the use of smart battery operated devices,
inventory of library materials can be ascertained
via ILMU™’s Stock Check Utility.
Features include Stock Take Inventory Functions,
Data Synchronisation and Report Listing.
users to catalogue, process, and send online
enquiries for the catalogued collection of
Chinese, Arabic, Japanese and Korean.
users to perform cataloguing from any Internet
enabled PC in the world via a web browser.
library patrons to search and access journals
collection, articles collection, and newspaper
cutting collections from any web-enabled PC
wherever they are using a web browser.
library patrons to search and access ILMU™’s
catalogue collection from any web-enabled
PC wherever they are using a web browser.
Users can also perform online reservations
for items that have been borrowed by others,
view multimedia clippings, and view, print
and email documents and images linked to any
bibliographic record, by leveraging on the
latest web browser technology to enhance productivity
advent of Internet has made Z39.50 a promising
protocol for search and retrieval. The protocol
allows Z39.50 servers located anywhere in
the world to be searched. Records on those
servers can then be retrieved in MARC format
for local reuse.
Paradigm has developed both the Z39.50 for
server and client. The Z39.50 server allows
various clients to access into the library's
database, while the Z39.50 client allows access
to other library's database.