The BiblioTECH Library System is 'Client/Server' based. That is, there are 'Server' modules which run on one computer and these are accessed via 'Client' modules running on the same or another computer across the network. The Server modules operate as standard Microsoft Windows services.
There are two sets of BiblioTECH Server modules:
The Core services form the actual BiblioTECH Server. They implement the fundamental functionality of the system.
The Add-On services provide additional functionality to the Server. These need to be installed on the BiblioTECH Server, not a Client.
During Client start-up, the Server advises the Client which Add-On services are available, allowing the Client to adjust its behaviour accordingly.
In addition to BiblioTECH Client applications, there are other ways that a user or another system can access the information held within the BiblioTECH system:
The BiblioTECH WWW Engine provides a web browser interface for BiblioTECH. This enables all computers, tablets & mobile phones with web browser capabilities (HTML5/CSS3 compatible) to perform searching within the BiblioTECH System.
Access by External Applications
The BiblioTECH Server responds to requests through an API, therefore facilitating direct access by non-BiblioTECH applications using these commands.
Before installing a Server, refer to the System Requirements to ensure the Server and Client computers have sufficient resources. Also refer to the Folder Usage information so you are aware of which folders BiblioTECH will use.