Friday, May 4, 2007

PAGEMASTER or LIBRO SYSTEM : LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

FEATURES

Pre-define databases:

1. Books
2. Periodical articles
3. Book/Proceedings articles (unique feature)
4. Theses and dissertations
5. Special materials (AVmaterials)
6. Cases and jurisprudence (unique feature)
7. Vertical files
8. Filmography (unique feature)
9. Budget
10. Client
11. Serials
12. AV equipments (unique feature)
13. Rooms reservation (unique feature)

AQUINAS (Advanced Query Utilization and Network Automation System) as its Web Opac allows clientele to access collections of library over the web or internet or local intranet setup. This would be able to verify the availability of materials.

Marc Utility

You can import Marc records from different library system or Web Opac (Library of Congress, Ohiolink, WorldCat, Australian National Library, British National Library, Boston Public Library, La Salle – Taft, UST, National Library of the Philippines, IRRI) capable to save Marc record and load to Iconium and automatically fill the data entry worksheet of books or special materials for you to edit and put the local information. These utilities will help you facilitate cataloguing.

Digital library

You can use the system to build your electronic resources and launch it over to your terminal. You can likewise use it as storage and retrieval of saved electronic data to your computer.

Data Entry Module
1. Data Entry For Periodical Literature-the encoder can specify the default value of some repeatable fields to minimize re-encoding and specify the periodical to be included in the periodical listing
2. Data Entry of Book Article-the encoder can specify the default value of some repeatable fields to minimize re-encoding
3. Data Entry For OPAC--the libraries can generate or select specific records to be included in the accession list, can print card catalogue, and call number label
4. appending of records from other source
5. able to print the whole database

Search Module
1. all fields are searchable
2. capable of Boolean logic approach and combined keywords searching
3. reveals the loan status of the books
4. searchable the eight pre-defined databases (OPAC; Periodical articles; Articles from books; Vertical files; Special Materials; Filmography; Thesis and dissertation abstracts; and Case & Jurisprudence)
5. can easily shift from one database to another
6. can set limits and view search results
7. can print search hits
8. can print case digest in Cases & Jurisprudence database
9. can launch or open electronic file attached
10. has visual search module for grade and high school students
11. Aquinas is its web retrieval system

Circulation Module
1. simplified routine check-in and check-out mode
2. it computes automatically overdue amounts
3. easy verification of loan status of books and users
4. can generate overdue notice
5. can likewise navigate Books and Special Materials databases in this mode
6. can print current on-loan records
7. determines the number of check-out transaction for the day
8. determine the due books for the day
9. Can print receipt of loan

Clientele loan verification
The clientele can very as to their loan status and outstanding account

Acquisition Module
1. can build the acquisition of the library
2. can monitor the budget of any department in the list
3. can view the acquisition of every department
4. any purchase of materials will automatically be deducted from the budget of the department assigned
5. can summarize the mode of acquisition (whether the acquisition made by purchase, donation, etc.)

Serials management
1. periodical check in
2. data entry of different periodicals issues
3. can print whole serials check lists or individual title of periodicals
4. check-in and check-out of periodicals

Reservation of AV-rooms and equipments
1. schedule reservation of rooms and equipments
2. monitoring of schedules
3. printing of whole schedules, per room or per equipments.

Inventory Module
1. can easily record the status of the books or other materials
2. can navigate the book database in this routine mode
3. can print inventory results and sorting capabilities

Reports Module
1. it automatically processes the loan statistics
2. it generates book list in any subject area and may be printed
3. it generates subject bibliography of each databases
4. can build subject authority and author files
5. automatic generation of shelf list
6. can compute collections per subject area in terms of volume and title number
7. shows and allows both browsing and printing of the loan history
8. shows and allows both browsing and printing of the accession list
9. generate overdue payment list
10. clientele log monitoring
11. can generate graphs

Utilities Module
1 modification of password, user’s ID, access rights, books allotment for any specific users, overdue fees… etc.
2 backup and restore files may be created: possible for all databases
3 compacting and repairing databases for operational optimization
4 you can generate barcode

User Statistics Module
1. push button users counter for respective time
2. automatically totaled number of users
3. able to print user statistical report
4. generate clientele registration list
5. monitoring of clientele with pictures
6. can generate graph

Printing reports
1. can print card catalog
2. can print shelf-list card
3. can print call number label
4. can print book card
5. can print new arrival of materials or annotation
6. can print check-out listing
7. can print receipt in circulation module
8. can print notice of outstanding loan to every clientele
9. can print overdue listing
10. can print subject bibliography listing
11. can print booklist per class or general subject
12. can print overdue payment list
13. can print users statistics
14. can print collection analysis reports
15. can print audiovisual room and equipment schedules
16. can print acquisition per mode, per department, per date range
17. can print results of an inventory
18. can print periodical checklist
19. can print per periodical and its issues
20. can print loan or borrowed statistics
21. can print loan history
22. can print whole database shelf list
23. can print whole list of every databases
24. can print search results
25. can print subject authority file
26. can print author list
27. can print graphs report

Hardware and Operating System requirements
1. minimum speed of computer is 1.7 gigahertz (Pentium class)
2. minimum random access memory is at least 640 megabytes
3. hard disk free space is at least 20 Gigabytes
4. super VGA colored monitor set at 800 by 600 resolution and small font
5. any of the following operating systems: Windows 2000, XP, 2003
6. mySQL 4/5 as database backend


Institutions using PAGEMASTER, Libro System, Iconium, Rizal

1. Philippine Daily Inquirer
2. Globe Telecom
3. St. Paul College - Paranaque
4. La Salle Antipolo
5. System Plus College Foundation (Pampanga)
6. Hope Christian School
7. St. Stephen School
8. St. Jude Catholic School
9. Metro Manila College
10. Victory Christian School
11. Climate Change Information Center
12. Victory Leadership Institute
13. Splash Research Institute
14. Foundation for the Philippine Environment
15. Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College
16. Haribon Foundation
17. Conservation International-Philippines
18. Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc.
19. Code-NGO
20. PNOC-ERDC Library (Quezon City)
21. PNOC Library (Fort Bonifacio)
22. Philippine Information Agency
23. Siena College Quezon City
24. St. Scolastica College-Westgrove, Silang Cavite
25. Infant Jesus Academy, Marikina City
26. Miriam College High School Archive
27. Sta. Isabel College, Manila
28. Association of Seventh-Day Adventist Librarian (Asia) c/o Mr. Hermie Pasamba
29. Divine Word College Calapan, Mindoro
30. Manila Presbyterian Theological Seminary
31. Philippine National Police Library
32. Divine Light Academy - Cavite
33. Global City Innovative College
34. Alfelor Sr. Memorial College, Iriga City
35. Sorsogon State College
36. University of North-Eastern Philippines, Iriga City

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