A client-server serials control system for staff and public access functions

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This paper describes a networked serials control system developed at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The Grainger serials control system encompasses serials processing, public service, and end-user functions. The system employs a client-server computing architecture with a microcomputer client written in Visual Basic accessing a networked SQL relational database. The Grainger serials control system is designed to: expedite check-in, binding, and claiming within a graphical user interface; provide expanded search capabilities and access points; provide a Notes capability for public service staff; provide a user-friendly interface for patrons; and serve as a testbed for interface design and database techniques applied to serials control systems, and by extension to other search and retrieval systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-139
Number of pages27
JournalSerials Librarian
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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