Improvement of an Integrated Management System for Smart Libraries Based on SaaS
Most library systems use the client/server and ASP services for their software. However, such systems are difficult to manage and incur high operating costs because of the problems related to high HW and SW purchasing costs, installation and distribution, customization, upgrade, fault and problem management, and costly license royalties. To solve such problems, this study developed the key elements that can be deployed in the SaaS-based digital library system supporting the multi-tenant environment (SaaS maturity level 3 or higher). The system was deployed with the SaaS-based software on-demand type service model, which requires little initial investment, is simple and easy to use, and delivers the IT service at a low cost.