Poster or Presentation Title

Mobile Library Management System

Location

Virtual | Room 4

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

7-4-2021 4:45 PM

End Date

7-4-2021 5:00 PM

Department

Computer Science

Abstract

Large online databases such as ISBNdb and OpenLibrary provide data on nearly every book since the invention of the ISBN standard. Using these online resources and a small computer as a server, keeping track of the book information from a personal library is possible. This capability becomes more useful as the size of the personal library increases and when different versions of books are available. The goal of this project was to create an app that would easily lookup and add books to a database. Some obstacles include handling books published prior to 1967, before ISBNs came into use, and the limitations of free APIs such as OpenLibrary. To make a working, flexible system, we used a RESTful service on a Raspberry Pi computer to handle the database and communicate with either a phone or computer interface. Some features of the completed software include the ability to scan the barcode of a book and quickly determine whether that book is owned, get information about the book, and add it to the database. We also included the ability to perform the same operations through manual entry of information when the barcode is not available, or the ISBN is nonexistent.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Joe Meehean

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Apr 7th, 4:45 PM Apr 7th, 5:00 PM

Mobile Library Management System

Virtual | Room 4

Large online databases such as ISBNdb and OpenLibrary provide data on nearly every book since the invention of the ISBN standard. Using these online resources and a small computer as a server, keeping track of the book information from a personal library is possible. This capability becomes more useful as the size of the personal library increases and when different versions of books are available. The goal of this project was to create an app that would easily lookup and add books to a database. Some obstacles include handling books published prior to 1967, before ISBNs came into use, and the limitations of free APIs such as OpenLibrary. To make a working, flexible system, we used a RESTful service on a Raspberry Pi computer to handle the database and communicate with either a phone or computer interface. Some features of the completed software include the ability to scan the barcode of a book and quickly determine whether that book is owned, get information about the book, and add it to the database. We also included the ability to perform the same operations through manual entry of information when the barcode is not available, or the ISBN is nonexistent.