Management Information Systems are tools designed to improve management decisions. A changing user population, technology enhancement transformation of scholarly communication system, digital libraries, new approaches to management, renewed commitment to planning and assessment, financial constraints, declining budget, information gluts, constant change in IT ,web services, reader’s expectations for 24 x 7 services, time shortage etc are compelling MIS to be mandatory in libraries. The present Study offers measures to library effectiveness and automation, offers tools for better reader services through integrated and collaborative working of neighboring libraries, and projects Management Information System as the tool for realizing expectations from libraries of modern world.
As per guidelines of National Knowledge Commission Report 2009, UGC and NAAC recommendations, creation of Knowledge Grid and resource sharing among university libraries of Chhattisgarh has been suggested. Present status of MIS in 8 University Libraries of Chhattisgarh has been studied and model has been proposed for MIS and resource sharing among them. Impact of IT on libraries, exponential growth of information, applications of MIS in libraries, and its significance and performance measurement has been elaborated. A Software has been designed that enables MIS through integrated database.
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Mohammed Imtiaz Ahmed. NKC and Knowledge Grid among University Libraries of Chhattisgarh. Asian J. Management 1(2): Oct. – Dec. 2010 page 39-46.