The UP iLib: An In-House Developed Integrated Library System

Salvacion M. Arlante


Provides background information on the justification of the development of iLib, a computerized library system for the University of the Philippines System and traces efforts of all stakeholders: the university administration, computer programmers and engineers, and librarians of the university to develop an integrated/distributed library information system using open source tools and applications that would, in the final
analysis, prove to be economically advantageous to the university. Describes the system’s hardware requirements, distinctive features and the six webbased application modules, namely, circulation, cataloging, Web OPAC, serials management, acquisitions and administration. Also provides additional information on the University Library’s other efforts at modernizing its resources, facilities and services accessible to the UP System.

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