Library Management System Using Linked List In C
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Approach: With the basic knowledge of operations on Linked Lists like insertion, deletion of elements in the Linked list, the student record management system can be created. Below are the functionalities explained that are to be implemented:
I had to make a library management system, just for practice and I made it (mostly). Whenever I re-execute the program the values given to the book id, name etc. are overwritten acc to the new run. How to prevent this and have data stored on from the last runs as well?
In this block, the main section is initiated. We have considered " int main " directly. In the main section, we reconsidered the structure " library " that has been declared previously in order to access its members. The name of the book using a variable " book_name " can be declared again to have a specific nature and difference between the one declared in the structure, and the other declared in the main section.
In this block, the iteration is implemented using a while loop. We need to initiate the iteration in order to have multiple inputs and give out their corresponding outputs. In other words, we can say that we use a while loop for iterating many times when we want to give input many times, one after another, so that all the information of the books present in the library can be somehow known.
A variable " j ", which is initiated as 0, is considered, and a base condition " j ! = 6 " is given. In the while loop, the condition " j ! = 6 " ensures that the serial number or the choice among the statements " Add Book details ", " Display the list of books and its details ", " Display the total no. of books in the library " and " Exit " is not exceeded. When a number 5 is given, then it is considered to be the default and then quits the loop, which further prints the " Invalid Input " statement.
In this block of code, every case is considered, and its corresponding output is given accordingly. For example, if the number entered is 2 out of 1, 2, 3, 4, the output of the list of books will be given as the serial number 2 denotes the " display the list of books in the library " statement. In the same way, when the input number is given as 1, it takes the information of the new book as the serial number 1 denotes " Add book details ". When a default number, i.e., a number which is not 1, 2, 3, or 4, is entered, it returns the default case and then prints " Invalid number entered " as there is no statement confession to the respective numbers other than 1, 2, 3, and 4.
A doubly linked list is a variation of the singly linked list. We are aware that the singly linked list is a collection of nodes with each node having a data part and a pointer pointing to the next node.
As in the singly linked list, the doubly linked list also has a head and a tail. The previous pointer of the head is set to NULL as this is the first node. The next pointer of the tail node is set to NULL as this is the last node.
As the doubly linked list contains two pointers i.e. previous and next, we can traverse it into the directions forward and backward. This is the main advantage of doubly linked list over the singly linked list.
Apart from the above declaration, we can also represent a node in the doubly linked list as a class in C++. A doubly linked list is represented as a class when we use STL in C++. We can implement a doubly linked list using a class in Java as well.
Traversal is a technique of visiting each node in the linked list. In a doubly linked list, we have two types of traversals as we have two pointers with different directions in the doubly linked list.
The above program constructs a doubly linked list by inserting the nodes using three insertion methods i.e. inserting the node at the front, inserting the node at the end and inserting the node after the given node.
When deleting a node from the doubly linked list, we first reposition the pointer pointing to that particular node so that the previous and after nodes do not have any connection to the node to be deleted. We can then easily delete the node.
A doubly linked list is a variation of the singly linked list. It differs from the singly linked list in that where each node contains an extra pointer to the previous node along with the next pointer.
As discussed already, the doubly linked list has various uses in real-time scenarios like browser cache, MRUs, etc. We can also represent other data structures like trees, hash tables, etc. using a doubly-linked list.
An interesting application of linked lists is found in the way some systems support virtual memory. Virtual memory is a mapping of address space that allows a process (a running program) to execute without being completely in physical memory, the real memory of the system. One advantage of this is that a process can make use of an address space that is much larger than that which the physical memory of the system would allow otherwise. Another advantage is that multiple processes can share the memory of the system while running concurrently.
Linked lists are inherently dynamic data structures; they rely on new anddelete (or malloc and free) for their operation. Normally, dynamic memory management is provided by the C/C++ standard library, with help fromthe operating system. However, nothing stops us from writing our own allocator,providing the same services as malloc and free.
Looking at the previous allocator, we can see that there always one block ofmemory which we could free easily: the last one. If a free is received for themost-recently allocated block, we can deallocate it by simply decrementing fpby the size of the block. Note that we do not above store the size of the blocksanywhere, so we will need to add some extra information. At the end of eachblock, just after the last byte, we will write a pointer to the beginning of the block, and similarly, before the beginning of the block, we will write a pointer to the end. This allows us to navigate through the blocks as if theywere a doubly-linked list.
Reversing a list by constructing a new one is easy: just traverse the inputlist, adding the values one at a time to the beginning of a new list. Similarly,if the list was doubly-linked, reversing is easy: we can start traversingfrom both ends and swap elements until we meet in the middle. Reversing asingly-linked list in-place is more tricky.
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MARC 21: The Library of Congress serves as the official depository of United States publications and is a primary source of cataloging records for US and international publications. When the Library of Congress began to use computers in the 1960s, it devised the LC MARC format, a system of using brief numbers, letters, and symbols within the cataloging record itself to mark different types of information. The original LC MARC format evolved into MARC 21 and has become the standard used by most library computer programs. The MARC 21 bibliographic format, as well as all official MARC 21 documentation, is maintained by the Library of Congress. It is published as MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.
This section covers how to read, understand, and use a MARC record. It deals with what librarians using a library automation system will see and need to understand on their computer screens when adding, editing, or examining records. The emphasis will be on those areas commonly used in cataloging for schools and small public libraries, i.e. books and audiovisual materials. However, what is covered in this section applies equally to all forms of materials, including sound recordings, computer software, maps, and other non-book items.
"Authority control" means following a recognized or established form. Usually, a cataloger chooses subject and name headings from a list of approved headings. In a conversation, if you talked about visiting the "Getty Museum" and the "J. Paul Getty Museum" in California, your listener would know you meant the same thing. But if a cataloger sometimes uses "Getty Museum" and other times uses "J. Paul Getty Museum" as headings in a catalog, the library user will have a difficult time finding all the books on that subject. If a cataloger follows the Library of Congress's list of established forms for names, he or she will use the heading "J. Paul Getty Museum." As long as the cataloger always uses one established form, all the books on that museum will be found in one place in the catalog.
What is more important on the computer-based library catalog is what is termed "local authority control." Local authority control allows the librarian to look at the list of subject headings or the list of author names and ask to reuse one that has already been entered. In that way, all headings for the same person or same subject will be entered exactly the same way -- which is the point of authority control. Names shown in Cataloging in Publication (CIP) data in books are also based on Library of Congress authority records at the time of publication. The forms shown for current publications in an online catalog after a retrospective conversion of data should be correct, since nearly every book or data vendor's database is based on Library of Congress MARC files.
The term "retrospective conversion" describes a project that converts bibliographic records from their present form -- such as shelflist cards or a brief circulation record -- to full machine-readable bibliographic records. The term retrospective is used because the project is done for a library's existing collection -- everything placed in the library up to the present time. Usually the retrospective conversion is done by "matching" a library's old records (whether on cards or in a non-MARC format) to a database of full records in machine readable form. Rather than rekeying old records, a librarian can purchase the equivalent MARC records. 2b1af7f3a8