FAQs About Library Management System- iSLIM

Libraries are no longer just places where people come to borrow books or read newspapers. They are now at the forefront of technology, and they are using Library Automation Software for their daily tasks. On the management front, managing vast resources in the form of books, journals, magazines, research papers, audios, videos has always been a tough job. With the help of LMS, it becomes much easier to manage the library in an efficient way. However, there are many doubts and questions that Library owners and the team often have with LMS. So, we decided to answer the FAQs once for all. Let’s get started!

FAQs About Library Management System– iSLIM

1. How do I know if my LMS is the best fit for my library?

There are many different types of Library management systems in the market, so it can be difficult to find one that will suit your needs. A good way to approach this would be to list out all your requirements and then search for a system that can meet them all. 

  • What type of technology do you use?
  • What kind of task do you want to automate? 
  • Do you need web-based access? 
  • Do your users need to be able to log in from outside of your network or not?
  • Do you want to set up a Digital library?

The LMS should be flexible and scalable. It should be able to grow with your library as it changes in size and needs. Also, it should provide robust features for both patrons and staff members. 

2. What are the benefits of the iSLIM Library Management System?

The list of iSLIM LMS benefits is vast. It follows a modular approach and helps libraries automate their tasks with robust modules such as Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials, iOPAC, and more. It can help libraries acquire a catalogue and circulate library books, ebooks, articles, thesis reports,  videos, etc. There are many advanced modules in iSLIM such as CAS, Statistics, SMS, SDI, etc that can be added as per the library requirements. 

3. What is the difference between iSLIM and iSLIM Cloud?

iSLIM is a Library Automation System for the libraries- educational, Public and corporate. It offers a range of features to make library processes easy. Whereas, iSLIM Cloud is an online version of the iSLIM system that can be accessed through any device with internet access. This LMS is perfect for libraries, companies who need remote access to their information or want to have the ability to share data with users from the Internet. iSLIM Cloud has all the features of iSLIM and add-on features that make this the best LMS available.

4. Can I ask for iSLIM customization as per my library needs?

The iSLIM Library Management System is designed to be customised according to the needs of your library. Libraries can ask for customizations such as adding custom fields or modifying the user interface, add-on modules, etc. Feel free to share your requirements.

5. Will I get timely technical support if I face any problems with LMS?

At Algorhythms, we understand that Technical Support is an important part of any software. The customer needs to have a way to contact the developers in case they need help. That is why we are always here for your help. Our clients get timely technical support for installation, configuration, training, updates, monitoring records till closure. Putting our clients at the center of everything we do, our team will listen to you, understand your needs, and respond quickly to them.

6. How do you convert and migrate data from existing software to iSLIM?

Our approach for data migration is ‘Evaluate, Plan, Prepare, Extract, Test, Transfer, Load, Validate’. 

We begin with identifying the type of your data, its format, and its location. We prepare data interpretation for you to understand how data looks like when accessed from our system. Then we analyze the scope for data cleansing, convert your non-Unicode data into Unicode, create Ad-hoc programs for migration. After that, we execute the data migration process. 

We test if all the data is accurate, secure, clean, and properly located. We conduct a thorough audit to ensure everything is in place and then only we proceed with the implementation of the converted data at your end. 



These FAQs are the tip of the iceberg for anyone looking for basic answers to the Library Management System. There are a lot more ways LMS improves the way libraries function. 


Algorhythm’s iSLIM has everything your library needs for smooth, hassle-free operations. We have been designing and providing solutions for library management for three decades, and are now India’s one of the most trusted Library Management Systems. 


To discuss your library needs, get in touch with our team today!

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