Welcome to the spoken tutorial on the Overview of the Web Application – Library Management System. In this tutorial we introduce you to a web application. In this series, we have demonstrated how to create a basic inventory system. We have used the example of a Library Management system. To learn this series, you must have knowledge of Core Java using Netbeans IDE and HTML If not, for relevant tutorials please visit our website. Now let us look at the web application – the Library Management System. A library management system is a system which manages the issuing and returning of books and manages the users of a library. Now, Why do we need a Library Management System? The use of such a system helps – The librarian to manage the books in the library easily To maintain membership information on one centralized server To save time and resources and To reduce the workload Now, let me quickly show you the system. For this, I will switch to Netbeans IDE. We have a very simple system here. Let me run this Project named MyFirstProject. The browser window opens. We can see the Home Page of Library Management System. We can see a very simple login form here There is a link to a page called Visitor’s Home Page. Click on the link. We can see the list of all the books available in the library. A library has many members. So now, let us login as a member, i.e. as a user who has registered already. I will login as “mdhusein” and give the password and press Enter. We can see a Success Greeting Page. We also have the list of books currently borrowed by the user. Let us logout now. Next, we shall login as the librarian i.e. as admin. As soon as we login, we can see the Admin Section page. We can see 4 options here. Let us try each one and see the results. First, we have the option List Books. Here, We get the list of all the books available in the library. Next, we have List Borrowed Books. Here, we get the list of books issued to different members. And the list of books which are past their return date. Then we have the option List Users. Here, we get the list of all the users who have registered in the library. Then, here we have the option to Checkout/Return a Book. Let’s click on this option. This is the interface to Checkout/Return Book. Now, let us come back to our login page. Notice, we also have an option to register as a new user. Click on here to register. This is the registration form to register as a new user. So, this is the overview of this simple web application. At the end of this series, you will learn to create this simple Library Management System. You will also be able to add more functionalities to it, like searching for a book. In this series – we will be using JSP and servlets to build the web application you will also learn the MVC architecture in detail and you will be able to develop any web application which follows the MVC pattern. To know more about the spoken tutorial project Watch the video available at the following link It summarizes the Spoken Tutorial project If you do not have good bandwidth, you can download and watch it The Spoken Tutorial Project Team Conducts workshops using spoken tutorials Gives certificates for those who pass an online test For more details, please write to contact at spoken hyphen tutorial dot org Spoken Tutorial Project is a part of the Talk to a Teacher project It is supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Government of India More information on this Mission is available at http://spoken-tutorial.org/NMEICT- Intro The Library Management System has been contributed by a leading software MNC, through their Corporate Social Responsibility programme. They have also validated the content for this spoken tutorial This is Arya Ratish from IIT Bombay signing off.Thank you for joining.