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Cataloging, searching and retrieving digital information can present hurdles in many libraries. Current methods of storing and retrieving information through databases involve the use of traditional relational architecture model. However, as new technologies and methods evolve, an object-oriented (OO) architecture model can better serve libraries' cataloging needs. This paper explores the possibility of using OO architecture model to provide scalable digital asset management system that can track multiple library assets and provide cross-sectional views of the assets. By implementing the OO model, end user will have greater power over data without programmers' involvement. The proposed approach can also be applied to cataloging, searching, and retrieving of other digital asset information that includes, but not limited to, equipments in engineering/science laboratories or facilities, business offices or facilities, manufacturing plants or warehouses, and city offices or storage areas and so on.
Date of Conference: 17-20 May 2007