If you needed to find a particular book on a particular subject, what kind of questions might you need to answer to find the resource you needed?

  1. What is the content of the book?

  2. How would the book be described?

  3. Where would the book be located on a library shelf?

  4. How is the book classified?

  5. What subjects does this book cover?

From the physical perspective a book may be described by it's ISBN (International Standard Book Number), title, author, publisher, page count, etc. More importantly, a book may also be described by its contents.

The Library Management System (LibManagement) Spanish and English was created by Latin America/Caribbean Library Services (LACLS) in order to fulfill a need in Bible schools outside the United States. Missionaries Everett Ward and Mike Peterson laid out the criteria needed and gathered information from the field to provide the specifications for the program. Then, qualified and experienced field personnel carried out research and testing before the features and characteristics of the program were finalized.

LibManagement, developed by *Albert J. Anderson, understands the way libraries work. It provides a way to document over 20 book properties. Objective properties such as title, author, ISBN, editor, translator, volume, language, publisher and more can be documented.

Four major subjective properties are also available for documentation. These include:

  1. Categories – 30 broad categories

  2. Subjects – over 400

  3. Dewey Decimal classification – more than 2,000 entries

  4. Summary – a brief profile of each book

Although all types of books may be documented with LibManagement, the list of categories and subjects incorporated in the software is especially designed for the
documentation of religious books.
LibManagement is a valuable asset not only for the Bible school library, but also for the pastor’s or missionary’s library. So, whether you direct a school library or simply want
to organize your personal library, LibManagement can help.
Spanish and English versions are available and include an operating manual and bilingual technical support via phone or e-mail. Periodic updates of LibManagement will be made
available through LACLS with minimal charge.

This program may be obtained through LACLS for the affordable price of $300.

Also new programs are available:

  1. Library Browser. This valuable feature includes a wild card search that permits the user to search the entire database looking at titles, sub-titles and abstracts that
    contain a specific word or phrase. With these search capabilities and user-friendly tools, you can print out ready-to-use spine labels and library cards as well as a
    variety of reports and book lists. Most panels have a screen print option.  Books may be tagged for listing and printing in a bibliography report.

  2. Dewey Classifier: In the Browser program there is a feature where you can look up subjects and it will show all the possible Dewey Classification in which it can
    fall under, making this tool easy for the librarian to classify new added books.

  3. Checkout books: This program documents the checkout and check-in of library resources by a patron (library resource user).  The resource can be a book, magazine,
    tape, CD or any other library resource.  The program classifies resources into one of two categories: books and other.


  1. Windows 98SE

  2. 100 Mhz processor

  3. 256 MB of RAM

  4. 25 MB of free disk space

  5. 24x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Contact LACLS for more information on the Library Management System


Library Management Service