How to Develop a Digital Library Management System

Hey Developers!. I want to start a large project Digital Library with full functions by classifying it into different modules.

A digital library is an online database management that includes text, image, PDF, video, and audio management.

A digital library system is a system that is used to manage any information that is related to the library.

Digital Library has different modules, those modules are

  1. Book management
  2. Audio Management
  3. Video Management
  4. Librarian Management
  5. Customer Management
  6. Order Management
  7. Billing Management

Remember: Digital library means does not manage physical library, it only manages audio, video, PDF, and image or other document.

To develop this system we use the PHP framework CodeIgniter and Mysql for database. In these posts, we cover all one by one and you can also watch it by video tutorial on Borufan Tube and telegram group Borufan Code Lab.

Let’s describe the above modules one by one.

1. Book Management

In these book management modules, there are different functions. The main function of the book management module is as follows.

  1. Add book information
  2. Upload Book pdf or images
  3. Manage Books,
  4. Search books
  5. Add Authors of the books
  6. Add book type
  7. Add book Categories
  8. View Book Downloader and Visitors
  9. Provide Online reading platforms.
1. Add Book information

In these functions, we can add some basic information about the books and manage it, information of book.

Add book is inserting metadata for the books that contain pdf files, metadata contains basic information for searching the books

2. Upload Book pdf or images

Upload book functions are the main functions of the digital library management system. After uploading the book we can manage book crud operations.

3. Manage Books

In managing book functions it provides the function for inserting, editing, and deleting books.

Inserting the book means adding the book it the database with full metadata.

4. Search books

The searching book function is the function that is used to filter books that you want from different categories and book types.

You can type the name of the book or author name the system finds from all related to that you enter information from the database.

5. Manage Authors

The author management function is the base function of the digital library management system. Any book or any resource has its own authors, if not know you can say anonymous author but the author function is the base function of the system without an author there is no resource.

6. Manage book Category

The Book Category is the main function of the system. Every book has one type, history, Fiction, Educational, Business, Journalism, and other Categories of books.

In general, every book has its Category

7. Manage Book Type/ Free and Paid

Every book has its own type. Book types are the setting or first-filled functionality of the system. In these tutorials, book types are free or paid book-type functions.

Free books are books that everyone can download and read. The paid book means any user who wants to download or read a book pays for the author of that book. In these functions, all payment processes are online payment methods for Ethiopians and all over the world.

8. Manage Visitor and Downloader

In a digital library management system managing visitors and downloading the resources in the system is a basic and main core function of the system.

In this system, we can detect the IP address of any device that accesses the system, if the user has an account we manage users if they want to download the book from the system.

Anonymous users can not download the book but they read the book some content. To get full access to the system they must create an account on the system get an activation code from their Gmail account and login into the system. After login, they get full functions of the system.

Module 2 | Audio Management

Audio management is the most common thing in digital management systems. In Audio management control the copywriting of the other content by using AI and if someone uploads audio another user can not upload it system checks it and rejects it.

The checkup process is based on AI and human process-free AI checks and humans also check if it correct

Audio Management has the following functions

  1. Upload Audio with metadata
  2. Manage Audio types.
  3. Manage the Duration of the audio file
  4. Manage all Audio files.

Module 3: Video Management

Video management is the most common thing in digital management systems. In Vidoe management includes control of the copywriting of the other content by using AI and if someone uploads a video another user can not upload it system checks it and rejects it automatically.

The checkup process is based on AI and human process-free AI checks and humans also check if it correct

Video Management has the following functions

  1. Upload video with metadata
  2. Manage Video Type and Content.
  3. Manage the Duration of the video file
  4. Manage all video files.

Module 4: User Management

In every system user management is the command and main basic functions. A system that has no user management is not the system. It is a webpage that has no dynamic content and is only written in HTML, CSS, or JS with no functions.

User management has the following functionality

  • Manage User
    • Add user
    • Edit user
    • Deactivate user
    • Activate user
  • Manage Role
    • Add Role,
    • Edit Role
    • Delete Role
  • Manage Permission
    • Add Permission
    • Edit Permission
    • Delete Permission
  • Structure of the system
  • Type of users
    • Pro user
    • Star user
    • Free user

Module 5: Customer Management

In digital library management system customer is a user of the system. In these system we dictect our customer in two ways.

  1. By their IP address
  2. by their user account if they have a user account.

In DLMS there are two type of customers.

  1. Pro customer/ Subscribed customer/ is a customer that has full privileges on the system resource, no limit per day or per month download resource time, they download any resource from the system
  2. Free customers / they do not access all resources from the system. Download per day and month is also limited

Summary

The main core of these project not developing digital library management but understanding of the main functionality of the PHP framework codeigniter.

Implementations comes with next post and continue reading and subscribing Borufan Tubes and Joining Telegram Channels.

Digital Library Management System Contents

Digital Library has seven main modules

  1. Setting Management Modules
    1. Author 
    2. Book Type   
    3. Book Category
    4. Subscribe Type
  2. Book Management Module
    1. Add Book
    2. Edit Books
    3. Delete Book
    4. Search book as we need
  3. Video Management
    1. Add video 
    2. Edit video content
    3. Delete 
    4. Search
  4. Audio Management
    1. Add video 
    2. Edit video content
    3. Delete 
    4. Search
  5. Customer Management
    1. Add customer
    2. Edit Customer
    3. Award Customers
    4. Create Referal for Customer
  6. Manage User
    1. Add user
    2. Role
    3. Permission of the users
    4. Manage all user Activity
  1. Payment
    1. Add payment type
    2. Add a verification method for customer
    3. Add bank account/ Telebirr/CBEbirr/mpessa
    4. Duration of payout/ Threshold

Thank you for reading…..

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