The demand for use of computers ranges from automation of routine management functions in libraries to information retrieval or analysis of global databases. Since the inception, New Tech had accorded a high priority to all aspects of computer based bibliographic information processing. As a part of the programme, New Tech acquired proven software packages like CDS/ISIS for bibliographic information processing & retrieval and IDAMS for statistical data processing. New Tech subsequently obtained the official rights for distribution of the two packages in India from Unesco.
As on date, there are about 1400 installations of CDS/ISIS and 45 installations of IDAMS in India. The implementation of CDS/ISIS is monitored regularly through exchange of information, user’s group meetings (seven such meetings have been held so far) and periodic surveys.
SANJAY is a package developed by New Tech in collaboration with DESIDOC to help the libraries and information centres in India to improve their house-keeping and service functions through automation. The package is totally menu driven and can be used even by non-professionals. The package was released for marketing in September 1995, and till now it has an installation base of 40 sites.
In collaboration with National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi, New Tech has a package developed using the GIST Card and CDS/ISIS for handling materials in Devnagri and several other Indian scripts. This package was also distributed to ASTINFO member countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. Trishna is under beta-test in the Sahitya Academy.
These apart, NISSAT has collected several of small packages and utilities like Fangorn, CCF-MARC and vice-verse, dBASE to CDS/ISIS and vice-verse, GLOB for global replacement, NEWSDI from Indian institutions and abroad for distribution among Indian users.
New Tech has recently entered into an agreement with the MINISIS Resource Centre at the SNDT Women’s University for marketing of the package and applications development.