LNM

Libraries' Nationwide Membership (LNM)

LNM

Founded: 
September 2016
2nd Version
Introduction

The Libraries' Nationwide Membership, known as Ghadir, is a solution created by IranDoc to make it possible for all members of the MSRT universities and institutes to gain access to resources and services delivered by academic libraries with MSRT affiliation. These libraries are considered as "destined libraries". According to this nationwide program, all the users willing to use the libraries' resources, other than their home institution, they need to first receive a membership card from their home library along with a pre-determined number of loan cards. By receiving the loan cards, they become a member of Ghadir, that is, they are eligible to use resources and services delivered by other libraries (with MSRT affiliation) and/or to borrow a certain number of books. For each book, the Ghadir member should submit one "loan card" to the librarian.

Ghadir is a web-based system in which the majority of the processes are carried out online. This system has three types of users: 1) libraries; 2) users; 3) the coordinating center. This portal also supports membership requests, service delivery, compensation, check-out tasks and corresponding processes.

Libraries' Nationwide Membership (LNM)