Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

The paper proposes an integrated Web-based inter-library loan (ILL) system to replace and enhance the existing manual-based ILL system used by Singapore libraries. It describes the system requirements that must be supported in order to make it a viable and acceptable solution to all participating libraries. Subsequently, it presents the client-server Web-based system architecture, database design and Java development platform that are used to implement the system. The new system exhibits a host of advantages over the manual system including minimising human resource by eliminating form-filling and other forms of paperwork completely, improving the access and speed of the ILL process by allowing participating libraries to update each other's databases directly, ensuring data integrity, simplifying status tracking and supporting instantaneous status and statistical reporting.

Keywords

Integrated ILL system, Web application, database, client-server architecture, Java

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Library and Information Science

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

OCLC Systems and Services

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

24

Last Page

34

ISSN

1065-075X

Publisher

MCB University Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/sfoo/publications/1998/98ids_fmt.pdf

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