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mstcdc

4-Oct-2011 08:33

hello can i be able to automate the library using cardbox 3.0 system, including all library module of cataloging,circulation,

bert

4-Oct-2011 09:51

Yes, this is possible.
I developed for several libraries a catalogue database + loan administration + circulation system.
You can design your databases doing all things manual (loan, circulation slip etc).
However, a best thing is to develop a macro system for this.
Even developing a web interface is possible.

If your are not familiar with writing macros there is a way to go.
However, I think for not much money you can buy some support for this.
It is not a big job and much cheaper than high-priced library programs.
Regards,
Bert

Iuliana

4-Oct-2011 15:48

Yes, absolutely.
I have created automated integrated library management systems, including cataloguing, acquisitions and periodicals modules.

Since all were small special/corporate/scientific/technical libraries, most with honour-based circulation, there was no need for a circulation module, but you shouldn't have any problems with one. With Cardbox's capability of displaying data in barcode format, you could even develop it for barcode printing/reading, if the size/needs of your library warrants it .

You can program (or hire someone to do it) more sophisticated macros using visual basic, or ... you can create them by recording your keyboard strokes. once you figure out the steps for doing it manually.

Great project, Good luck.
Iuliana

mstcdc

5-Oct-2011 06:45

thank you all for your answers, please will i know the cost of doing this and the responsible person with contacts. i am a three user of 3.0 cardbox system. thank you

bert

5-Oct-2011 08:49

Costs: Depends on the country you're living.

In The Netherlands you can choose:
See: http://www.iota.nl/support.html

There was a similar page for UK, but I cannot find it any more. So perhaps Cardbox support (support@cardbox.com) and tell you more about this.

Regards
Bert

mstcdc

6-Oct-2011 08:40

thank you, for this

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