Title
Special features of the advanced loans module of the ABCD integrated library system Special features of the advanced loans module of the ABCD integrated library system
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Program: electronic library and information systems
Volume/pages
45(2011) :3 , p. 323-332
ISSN
0033-0337
ISI
000294980800006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Purpose The advanced loans module of the relatively new library software, ABCD, is an addition to the normal loans module and it offers a generic transaction decision-making engine funtionality. The module requires extra installation effort and parameterisation, so this article aims to explain to the many potentially interested libraries, especially from the target-group of ABCD users, why and how to use the module in comparison with the basic loans module. Design/methodology/approach After a brief history the technical concepts of the software and the required technical skills to use them are described. Findings The article concludes that for libraries with specific conditions (external user registration, high transactional volumes, multi-policy) the extra burden of installing the software might be worth the effort. Practical implications The installation and configuration of the software are briefly described and the possible gains offered by the software are highlighted. Originality/value Potential users of the ABCD software will get useful information for helping to decide whether to use the additional advanced loans module.
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