Pagemaster (Integrated Library Information System)

An alternative library information system, Pagemaster was authored by a Filipino librarian and co-authored by a Filipino I.T. Specialist. The Library Automation System is competitive with foreign information systems both in performance and feature, almost zero costs. It is one of the most dynamic, comprehensive, and easy to use library information systems ever built to computerize and manage information centers, libraries, and data banks. It offers the most extensive set of modules, features and routines to automate library functions. The library system is primarily designed for use by librarians, information specialists and record managers.

Pagemaster pre-defined databases:

1      Books

2      Periodical Articles Indexing modules

3      Articles from Books or Analytics, Literature Index

4      Vertical Files or Information files

5      Special Materials or Audio-Visual materials

6      Academic researches (Thesis, Dissertations, Case studies, Special problem, etc.)

7      Serials cataloguing (bound periodicals)

8      Cases & Jurisprudence

9      Electronic Resources

10  Textual Archives (ISAD-G standard)

11  Museum (CIDOC standard)

12  Referral System

13  Internet Monitoring System

14  Locker Monitoring System

15  Visitors or outside researchers

16  Patrons or clienteles

17  Equipment and Venues.

18  Attendance Monitoring System

19  Archives accessioning

It has the capability to search different pre-defined databases and is a user-friendly system both for the clientele and the librarian. It offers adaptable online searching capabilities to help the clientele easily locate materials they need. Library processes are simplified to facilitate efficient and effective library management to the extent most beneficial even to a one-man librarian. The system can run in either standalone or network, and likewise, barcode-ready. It even generates library reports like collection development distribution, loan statistics, loan history, book list per discipline, accession list, inventory, authority list, periodical title list, user`s statistics, and many others.


Cataloguing/Indexing/Data entry modules

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         Unlimited characters to be encoded to each fields

5         able to print the whole database

6         capable to load and save marc record

7         Auto-generate accession list

8         Auto-generate authority files

9         Option to archive records then automatically reinstitute the deleted records

10     Load or save acquisition entry

11     Can build thesauri

12     Marc import and export

Search/OPAC Module

1         all fields and information are searchable

2         capable of Boolean logic approach and combined keywords searching

3         reveals the loan status of the books

4         searchable the all pre-defined databases at one instance or specific material searching

5         can easily shift from one database to another

6         can give search results hits

7         can print search hits

8         can print case digest in Cases & Jurisprudence database

9         can launch or open electronic files (pdf, mpeg, video clip, doc, etc.)

Circulation Module

1         simplified routine check-in and check-out mode

2         it cally overdue amounts

3         easy verification of loan status of materials and users

4         can generate overdue notice

5         can print current on-loan records

6         determines the number of check-out transaction for the day

7         determines the due materials for the day

8         can view payment or fine monitoring

9         can implement and monitor reservation of books

10     record and monitor lost materials

11     can monitor transaction history

Circulation for Equipment, Internet computers, locker, venues, discussion room

Clientele loan verification

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 Control Management

1        issue monitoring

2        periodical profile data entry

3        check-in and check-out of periodicals

4        statistics generation

5        renewal transaction monitoring

Reservation of AV-rooms and equipments (Media booking)

1.      schedule reservation of rooms and equipments

2.      monitoring of schedules

Inventory Module

1         can easily record the status of the books, special materials, equipments, theses and others

2         can navigate the book database in this routine mode

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     accession listing

12     shelf list listing

13     barcode generation

14     spine label generation

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

Attendance and 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


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