Overview of the Network Version
The Library Master bibliographic and textual database manager is
available in a multiple-user network version for Local and Wide Area Networks.
Library Master is a true multiple-user database manager that allows shared
databases to be edited by several users while other users search the database.
Network versions of Library Master are available for Windows and
Typical Applications for the Network Version
Typical applications for the network version include:
- Corporate, government and special libraries create online catalogs of
books, journals, government documents, audio recordings, video
recordings, works of art, musical scores, maps and more.
- University computing sites allow professors and students to maintain
bibliographic references and research notes and create bibliographies
for papers and theses.
- Publishers prepare printed indexes to periodical literature and book
- Library users search topical bibliographic databases and create
- Online and CD-ROM researchers more effectively use the results of their
searches by storing the results in a personal database.
- Researchers share research notes and bibliographic references with
- Class participants work on collaborative bibliographic research projects, which
they put in a shared database.
- Library science schools teach bibliographic database management and
online searching techniques and provide students with hands-on learning
Network Version Special Features
Some of the special features of the Library Master network version include:
- Multiple users can search and edit the same database at the same time. Other users immediately see any database changes.
- Automatic record locking ensures database integrity when users are editing records.
- Users can maintain private databases or share multiple-user databases with others.
- Each user can save personal preferences such as file locations, fonts and report formats.
- Password protection protects important data. Only authorized users can
change database entries.
- A simplified read-only menu enables casual users to use public databases
easily and protects databases from inadvertant changes.
- Flexible installation allows public read-only databases, personal
databases in private subdirectories or shared databases for work group
- Users can access databases on other Windows computers in a
peer-to-peer network or share databases on a file server for
maximum performance and security.
The network version of