A Framework and Prototype for Personal Digital Library System
Ali Abdulraheem Alwan
Ali Abdulraheem Alwan, Faculty of Computer Engineering Technology, University of Al-esraa, Iraq-Baghdad.
Manuscript received on July 05, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on July 09, 2016. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2016. | PP: 12-17 | Volume-6 Issue-4, September 2016. | Retrieval Number: D2895096416/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: Nowadays, Digital Libraries have an inescapable role on delivering information resources to their users and new trends in Digital Libraries are to change from the passive state of only providing information resources to their users to a more active state by enabling the users of Digital Library to collaborate and share knowledge with each other. This project addresses the situation of managing a personal library and converting it from manually supported system to digitally supported system, because the current system makes it hard to serve the user effectively. The main objective was to develop a digital library management system, with a search functionality to facilitate the search and management of library resources. In general, this project offers the following services to the user: (a) Identify the transaction movement for the books and other resources of the library; (b) Know the detailed information about the books and other resources of the library; (c) The ability to have reports from different kind of view for books and other resources of the library; (d) the ability to add, delete, update, find, etc. for the most data in the system in an easy way; (e) Offer a kind of security for the system by allowing to use it by having a specific password. The designed model is employed to develop the concept of personal library and make its resources available to use, integrate and share among many users efficiently and effectively.
Keywords: Digital Library, Personal Digital Library, PDL.