New library system launched at UPNG’s Sir Michael Somare Library

By Patricia Keamo – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Working in partnership with Softlink International, the University of Papua New Guinea launched the Liberty Automated Library Management System at the Sir Michael Somare Library today.

This software system will help students locate resources relevant to their studies, as well as broaden their research bases.

The Liberty Automated Library Management System is a leading-edge software that is used in libraries in other universities like the University of Goroka, and Divine Word University.

According to the Technical Service Manager of Softlink International, Sarah Thompson, as long as staff and students have an internet connection, they can access this library system and search for resources with their smartphones or laptops.

While highlighting the functions of the University, UPNG Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Kenneth Sumbuk, says the library is an important aspect in the delivery of knowledge. This system does not only give access to resources books in the library, but also to E-Books, electronic notes and databases

An addition of the system is that the library staff can check online to see if books are on loan or available for borrowing, and they can also do stocktakes with the liberty system.

The university’s librarian, Leah Kalamoroh, says out-dated books should be a thing of the past, and this new system will greatly assist both staff and students.


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