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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences