IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

The Library Catalog

A Database Filled with Library Stuff

The library catalog is a big database. A database is a collection of records. Each record represents an item in the library.

image of a library book and a set of screen shots from the library catalog. Repeats text from the page.

As you can imagine, there are probably tens of thousands of records in your library's catalog.

Library catalogs may look a little different from one library to another, but the database underneath works pretty much the same from one library to another.Next >>