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Creating a large library 4 Years ago Karma: 0  
Some important questions:
I need to potentially create a very large library. In the neighbourhood of 20,000 books. Can this software handle that?

I have a spreadsheet so I can create the CSV file as need be.

Further questions:
Can lend requests be made automatic? e.g. someone clicks it, puts in their info and the book is considered gone right away, no need for approval.

Can a lent out book be returned early? I've browsed around the free version and can't seem to find anyway to return a book early.

We've got no problem buying the pro-shop software, but we'd like to know the answers to these questions before we do. Especially the first one.
 
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Re:Creating a large library 4 Years ago Karma: 0  
This is somewhat of a high priority request. If your software can handle these things we're happy to purchase the most expensive version, but if we can't get an answer to this we'll have to look elsewhere.
 
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Re:Creating a large library 4 Years ago Karma: 61  
hello,

In Book library Free version and Book library Pro version Book Lend algorithm work very like.
Difference only in some mail notifications.

So you may check lend algorithm in free version.

Now it work so:
- Customer select book and create "Rent request to that book"
- Admin see that request in Rent request manager - and approve it or not
- after book return, admin Return Book in Book manager.

Also Admin can rent book without rent request.
In Book Manager there are two buttons "Rent book" and "Return book from rent"
Please check that.

Any other you may create self. Book Library - open source component. Or you may write request to OrdaSoft support form for creation custom version with all features as you wish.

Thanks,
OrdaSoft team
 
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Re:Creating a large library 4 Years ago Karma: 0  
That's good but you ignored the most important question: can your software and import tool handle 20,000 books?
 
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Re:Creating a large library 4 Years ago Karma: 61  
Hello,

As me seem we have customers who handle on ours component more more than 20 000 books.

You may check that in BookLibrary free version

Thanks,
OrdaSoft team
 
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Re:Creating a large library 4 Years ago Karma: 0  
I also have a large library of perhaps 120,000 records. I don't know if Joomla, or Book Library, can handle so many records efficiently. But Joomla can handle large forums so I suppose 120,000 book records is not very large compared with a busy forum.

crossmr, I have done a lot of work in the past, with importing and exporting data. My advice is to break down your spreadsheet (or import files) into smaller chunks. You will most certainly have problems with such a large import. The import could timeout, or get corrupted.

It only takes one little thing in one little record to ruin an import in process. It is much easier to narrow down problems within the data, when you import in smaller pieces.

Importing the records is one thing, it is a separate problem all by itself.

Maintaining the records online is another thing. From what I have learned, looking at Joomla forums and other forum comments about PHP, Apache & Linux: your library of 20,000 books should not be difficult for Joomla or Book Library to manage, IMO. But it also depends, in part, on the equipment that is hosting your site, whether there are limitations on the size of mysql table, how fast the server is etc. Speed and capability do not depend on the software alone.

I do think this is a very professional program: the programmers have done a very good job.
 
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