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WIRELESS THIN CLIENT LIBRARY CARD CATALOG APPLICATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008867D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Arthur L. Nuzzo: AUTHOR

Abstract

Information would be displayed about what books are available, if the book is on the shelf, the location of the book on the shelf, table of contents or index for the book and also suggest related topics or authors.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

WIRELESS THIN CLIENT LIBRARY CARD CATALOG APPLICATION

by Arthur L. Nuzzo

INTRODUCTION

   Information would be displayed about what books are available, if the book is on the shelf, the location of the book on the shelf, table of contents or index for the book and also suggest related topics or authors.

- Once the book is located and they wish to check it out they could use a bar-code reader built in the unit which would allow them to check out the book.

* When the person is finished they would return the terminal to the base where it prints out a slip of paper for each book with the title and the due dates.

- Cooperative library servers would allow you to search, view information, and reserve books from other libraries.

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  Libraries contain many different sources of information spread across several shelves, aisles, rooms and tloors. Limitations of existing library card files systems either in drawers or on a comput- er are that they are in a fixed location not co-located within the aisles with the information you are trying to find. Usually a person will find one or two books in the card file, write it down and then go to the shelf and begin manually searching the shelf for similar books. The card file is used just as a starting point to locate a book, not as a research tool for obtaining information.

SOLUTION

  To bring the card file into the aisles I propose a wireless thin client application, Hardware such as the Motorola's SitePad Wirel...