This chapter discusses the related literature and studies. That have bearing to the present study it is composed of two parts, related literature and studies.
(Mary Ann Ecalnea, Minalyn Esguerra, Cridtia Mae Feleciano, Jamee Aubrey Fernando, Jezrell Fiesta, Ma. Madona Flores, Gracel Kay Gacisano, Liezel Garcia and Davie Gonzales (Thesis Book: Library Management System of Isabela State university – Roxas Campus) p.8-9)
An Integrated Library System (ILS) usually comprises a relational database, software to interact with that database, and two graphical user interfaces (one for patrons, one for staff). Most ILS is separate software functions into discrete programs called modules, each of them integrated with a unified interface. Examples of modules might include: acquisitions (ordering, receiving, and invoicing materials), cataloging (classifying and indexing materials) circulation (lending materials to patrons and receiving them back) serials (tracking magazine and newspaper holding) and the OPAC (Public Interface for users).
Each patron and item has unique ID in the database that allows the ILS to track its activity. Larger libraries use an ILS to order and acquire, receive and invoice, catalog, circulation (like churches or synagogues, for instance), often forgo the expense and maintain required to run an ILS, and instead use a library computer system.
Evergreen is an open source integrated library system (ILS), initially developed by the Georgia public library service for public information network for electronic service (PINES), a statewide resource sharing.
Consortium with over 270 member libraries. Beyond PINES, the Evergreen ILS is deployed worldwide in hundreds of libraries, and is used to power a number of statewide consortia catalogs.
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