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FoxPro 2.5 Based Serial Management System

Library Herald

Year: 2001, Volume: 39, Issue: 1&2

First page: (117) last page: (139)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292


FoxPro 2.5 Based Serial Management System.


Paokholun HANGSING*, Veena SARAF**

*Research Scholar, Department of Library & Information Science, NEHU, Shillong 793014 (Meghalaya)

** Head, Department of Library & Information Science, North Eastern Hill University, Mayurbhanj Complex, Shillong 793014 (Meghalaya)

Abstract

Discusses the different forms of Serial Publications and the ever-increasing trend in the number of publications over the years. Justifies the necessity of serials in academic and research libraries despite the huge expenditure incurred in their subscription. Considers the problematic nature in acquiring, managing and preservation or serials. Mentions the use of FoxPro 2.5 for Windows to create the Serial Management system. Uses the Relational Database Management System to link complex data relations and FoxPro inbuilt screen builder is used to create user-friendly interfaces. Describes the 9 database files used after simplification of the data structure. Discusses each module with its corresponding sub-modules, the I/O designs with pictorial presentation and the ways for accessing them. Concludes that the attempt to automate the Serials Management was successfully achieved.


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