Making a library database?
June 14, 2010 7:01 PM Subscribe
I'd like to create a library database which would searchable in multiple fields and on the web. Any advice?
posted by Dee Xtrovert to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Imagine a database where one could search a catalog by author, title, subject and a few other fields - some perhaps via drop-down menus, but not all. This database would be available for searching via the web. Other particulars:
1) The software to create such a database would be Mac-compatible.
2) The database would be easy to incorporate into a website.
3) The database would allow for eight to ten different search fields. Users could enter a term in just one, or in multiple fields, depending on how specific their results to be.
4) Results would come up in a similar manner to how they do on Amazon - as a list of titles / basic info - which can be expanded if one were to click on it.
Is there a program that's set up or easily adaptable for this sort of thing, or does it need to be created? How much would this sort of thing cost?
(posting for a friend)