Libramatic is a web-based library management system that uses ISBN numbers to keep large quantities of books and albums organized. Libramatic turns smartphone cameras into barcode scanners, allowing librarians to loan books, pull up author information, and locate specific titles on their shelves without having to squint or type in any numbers by hand.
Adding books to your own library is as easy as scanning each book’s ISBN code using a USB barcode scanner — also known as your smartphone. Libramatic searches for the book’s information (like title, author, and cover art) and adds it to your personal catalog. Books can also be added to the system manually, if necessary. When you’re ready to loan a book out to a customer, scan the ISBN number and the customer’s library card using your smartphone’s camera. Libramatic will mark the book as “on loan” and your colleagues will be able to see that status change the next time they search for the book inside your library’s internal system.
By taking their collections into the cloud, libraries get access to bonus features like automatic reminders that can be sent out to patrons before books become overdue and digital book reservation tools. Libramatic has thought of all the “what-ifs” that go along with implementing a major system upgrade like this, and offers work around solutions for books that have the same ISBNs or no ISBNs at all.
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