PMB : Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS)

PMB is an Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is a Web-based , using PHP, MySQL and ajax.
Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) — Web-based , using PHP, MySQL and ajax. Includes cataloging module (UNIMARC import, Z39.50 connector), circulation , acquisitions, Serials Management and Reporting. OPAC with Simple or Advanced search, category browsing, RSS feeds, web 2.0 functionalities.

Available in French, English, Spanish, Dutch. Commercial support available. It is more easy to install than Koha. Arabic extensions in PMB are not mature yet

It includes many classical librarianfunctions like :

DSI Selective dissemination of Information
Management of the subscriptions to the innovations / Management of the criteria of innovations / Diffusion by mall and in the OPAC

General interface
Pagination of the results
Possibility of substituting the messages or the standard wording of PMB by its own texts in file XML.

OPAC
Skeletal limitation of the posting of the categories to the last descriptor term
Masking of the specimens of the sections or
localizations invisible
Masking of the fields persos when vacuums
Parameter setting URL image label of the work
Choice of the language in the OPAC by the visitor
Possibility of substituting the messages or the standard wording of PMB by its own texts in file XML.
Seek on the bulletins by date of publication
Categories, sorting in posting

Cataloguing
Skeletal limitation of the posting of the categories to the last descriptor term
Addition of a statute of note to manage visibilities
in OPAC, preparation of the module acquisitions, extension of research “all the catalogue” ” note in order “…
Alarm on duplicated ISBN/ISSN
Addition of mention of edition: “N ième edition”
Update of notes by Z3950
Addition of the columns of dates of creation/modification on notes and specimens
Seek on the bulletins by date of publication Categories, sorting in posting
Possible posting of the labels of the monographs

Administration
Columns of audit of the notes and specimens (which created or modified? …)
Internationalization of the installation
Parameter of limitation of the indexing Dewey in
importation UNIMARC or Z3950

Circulation/Réservations
Calendar of the days of opening and calculations of
the return
Loans express train: to be able to lend a book not
catalogued
Mall of information of reservation posed in the OPAC
Mall of information to user of the validated, priority reservation compared to letter pdf
New column of management of confirmation of validation of reservation résa addressed or not with the reader Information on the borrower provided at the time of the not yet returned loans and return, borrowed books, possible delays, reservations
Prolongation of the loans by batch (check box and button)
Addition of the columns of date of last loan on specimens and borrowers
Possible connection of the readers to a directory LDAP

Editions
Posting of the delays by possible date
Pagination of the states personnalisables

Financial management
Management of the subscriptions
Management of the fines
Management of the multiple revivals
Management of the tariffs of loans
Management of the blocking of the loan

PMB need helps transalate existing documentation in French to English.

When installing PMB you can notice that we have more than 200 tables in mysql.

I added some PMB sql tables structures to have an idea about the database structure

Database table structure Schema around the record  is (click to zoom) :

PMB database structure

Database table structure Schema around the record is (click to zoom) :

PMB database structure

Database table structure Schema around the collections is (click to zoom) :

PMB database structure

Database table structure Schema around the cart and indexes is (click to zoom) :

 

PMB database table structure

extradrmtech

Since 20 years I work on Database Architecture and data migration protocols. I am also a consultant in Web content management solutions. I am an experienced web-developer with over 10 years developing PHP/MySQL, C#, VB.Net applications ranging from simple web sites to extensive web-based business applications. When not writing code, I like to dance salsa and swing and have fun with my little family.

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