[Links courtesy: CBSE website]
DDC schedules for school libraries
DDC Third summary: The thousand sections
Free library management software
Greenstone Digital Library Software: An open-source software for building a digital library. Suppose you have collected a lot of textual information from the web/other sources and stored it in hundreds of Word files in your PC. Then this software will automatically index all the text you have stored and create a web page interface to search through these pages (just like Google). Very useful in a school environment.
Freeware for libraries: A lot of freeware is available on the web. But do use them with caution as some freeware may contain malware. Also, some softwares are free only if you utilise them for personal use. Here I have singled out some softwares which may be used in a library for one purpose or other.
Convert: A free unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions.
KompoZer: An easy to use HTML editor.
Notepad++: A more versatile notepad.
Unlocker: Unlocks files or folders which you are unable to delete as they are being used by other programs.
Startup Manager: Control the programmes which startup when your start Windows.
Picasa: A free picture organiser and editor. Organizes the pictures in your hard-drive quite efficiently.
VLC Media Player: Plays a number of video formats.
Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program): Photo edition application. You could use it to edit images of your blog.
FeedReader: A free RSS news aggregation solution that provides robust, state-of-the-art features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment.
GreatNews RSS Reader: RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. GreatNews is another great tool to organize your RSS feeds.
Typing Tutor: A free typing tutor that teaches you how to touch-type.
Google Earth: A free 3D virtual globe that combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.
Avira AntiVir Personal: Avira AntiVir Personal is a German made, comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to offer reliable free of charge virus protection to home-users with a 99.7% Malware Detection Rate.
AM DeadLink: Librarians do collect a lot of links while they browse. This free tool detects dead links and duplicates in ther browser bookmarks
CCleaner: Crap Cleaner which I too use a lot. It removes unused and temporary files from your system, including cleaning the registry.
K-Lite Codec Pack: You need Codecs to play a wide variety of audio and video formats. K-Lite bundles a lot of useful Codecs. So next time your PC is unable to recognize an audio/video file, try installing this pack.
Foxit PDF Reader: Free PDF reader, and quite efficient too.
Free Download Manager
PDFCreator: A free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.
WAMP: Apache, PHP5 and MySQL server. Some library softwares may require a server to run. For instance, KOHA.
Baby Web Server: A simple web server with support for ASP. Setting up Baby ASP Web Server is very easy: copy the executable to a directory of your choice, set the directory of your webpages and it’s ready to run!
Easy thumbnails: This tool is handy if you are putting images on your website/blog.
Undelete Plus: Recover a file you have accidently deleted.
DreamMail: Allows you to logon your mail account remotely and check the mail content, preview and even to delete it directly from the server.
EsentialPIM is a modern Personal Information Manager that keeps up with the times and lets you manage appointments, tasks, notes, contacts, password entries and email messages across multiple devices and cloud applications. It has both free and pro versions.
Everything File Manager: This is a very fast and powerful file search utility without any downsides of indexing. The software runs in background at all times and creates database of files that is used for searches.
KRename is a powerful batch renamer for KDE. It allows you to easily rename hundreds or even more files in one go. The filenames can be created by parts of the original filename, numbering the files or accessing hundreds of informations about the file, like creation date or Exif informations of an image.
TheSage, the free portable dictionary.
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