—This paper describes a book placement and book searching method for performance enhancement of existing library systems in Pakistan. The book placement mechanism is used to ensure the placement of book inside the shelf according to assigned code to facilitate manual searching. The prototype system uses a web camera to capture the title page of the book. The image is processed to extract the title of the book which is passed to the database for getting book reference number. Control commands for cartesian robot are then generated to place the book inside the shelf. Book searching is carried out with the help of mobile phone software developed using Net Beans IDE integrated with Java Wireless Toolkit. The user can search the desired book either by providing title of book or its author name. The software returns the reference number containing book code and shelf number describing location of the book. The user can send this reference number to library station to check the availability of the book using SMS service of GSM network. The base station then responds with issuance and return dates of the desired book.
—library management system, mobile phone based book searching, GSM based book status enquiry, text recognition based book placement
Umar Farooq, Muhammad Amar, Muhammad Usman Asad and Asim Iqbal are with Department of Electrical Engineering, University of The Punjab Lahore 54590 Pakistan. (corresponding author phone: +923217264147; e-mail: email@example.com).
K. M. Hasan is with Department of Electrical Engineering University of Engineering and Technology Lahore 54890 Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Umar Farooq, Muhammad Amar, K. M. Hasan, Muhammad Usman Asad and Asim Iqbal, "Automatic Book Placement and Searching Technique for Performance Enhancement of Library Management System," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering
vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 574-580, 2010.