Introduction

Books & Libraries, Amazon, Booking, Living, Booking & Reservations

BookLibrary is a powerful book extension. Book component provides a full-featured book library or book collection management environment on a Joomla-based website. Book manager allows you to manage large book libraries. Library manager can also be used to easily set up a book selling shop using Amazon if you want. With an Amazon Associates ID (as an Amazon affiliate) you can earn credits with book sales through Amazon, while Amazon takes care of the handling and shipping.

  • Favourite
  • Report

  • Full category and subcategory support
  • Full authors and books support
  • BookID for internal administration
  • Lend/Return management, with frontend lend request possibility
  • Possibility of frontend book reviews by users, reviews management in the backend
  • Built-in ebook support
  • Book information and covers retrieved from Amazon through ISBN or entered manually
  • Import and export options (CSV, XML, Full)
  • Remote files accessed through CURL for added security
  • English included, additonal language files can be downloaded from the website
  • Requires PHP5 with GD, CURL, XSL
  • MB_STRING (for 1.0.x only)
  • all popular media format
  • all popular ebooks file format attachment: epub, zip, pdf, fb2, txt, doc, ....
  • support audio and video with HTML5

This is the Basic version of BookLibrary, with limited functionality compared to the commercial Pro and Pro Shop versions. Those are available from the OrdaSoft Shop.

On the website you can find language files, manuals, support forums, additional modules and plugins.
Please see the included README for upgrade instructions from previous versions.

General Fixes in this version:
- Fixed rights: higher privilege assigned now includes lower privileges
- Fixed rights: admin can now select multiple groups
- Checks for SOAP, CURL, XSL, GD extension in the PHP installation
- Fixed error new book entry when [ebook support] is set to NO
- Fixed empty main category not showing up with only filled subcategories
- Category & Subcategory now show in Joomla pathway (breadcrumbs)
- Full language name shows in book description frontend (English instead of ENG)
- Category tree now shows subcategories in main list
- Dropdown boxes backend now default to "All Books" and "All Categories"
- Subcategories are shown clearer in dropdown boxes
- Added checks for empty BookID to [Book Manager]
- Added UTF-8 decoding for ISO character set DB (special characters)
- Improved CSV and XML import/export

New options in this version:
- Button [Add Review] with AJAX show-hide form in frontend
- Sorting improvements in [Book Manager]
- Pull in book details also with ISBN-13 (for ca, com, uk)
- Possibility to customize eBook download URL
- Administrator can add a direct link to an eBook
- Possibility to assign different folder icons to Categories
- MySQL BookLibrary tables import/export (easy backup and restore)
- Added explanations in [Import/Export Books] tabs
- Sample Data for starting users
- Added explanations and links to BookLibrary website

For more details about the extent of BookLibrary features see: http://ordasoft.com/Book-Library-Software-Joomla.html

Problematic


Posted on 11 November 2009

I've tried both the basic and "pro" versions of this extension. It has some promising features and does successfully pull content from Amazon. However, I encountered critical problems with both display and general functionality that made the extension unusable without substantial code hacking.



As other reviewers have noted, support is also a hurdle. During our evaluation period, forums on Ordasoft's site were inaccessible. Unlike most user support forums, Ordasoft's cannot be read by unregistered readers, and the registration process was broken. We also sent multiple support queries directly to the support email (which is synonymous with the sales email). Ordasoft did not respond.



I look forward to seeing this extension evolve. it has good potential. For now, however, I regret the money we spent on it.

Very good!


Posted on 11 November 2009

That's what I want. Very good extension. But some problems:

1. It can't fetch books' description from Amazon, just because it's basic vision or not?



2. I want to add custom Language of book's information , such as Chinese , but I can't.

I use the shop version and as far I can tell, i am happy with it. Works fine.



Great support, I've had some troubles with my template. Support handles this very quick and well.



Good job!

I seen where another reviewer mentioned upgrading to pro because of issues from the basic free. Beware, I am using pro and I am having issues. What's worse, is when you request assistance through their support forums, no one answers you.



Pro is lacking any css templating, so if you have a white background site, then you are in luck. Anything else, well..unfortuantely your just out of luck.

Owner's reply: On ordasoft.com - all forum topic - have reply. Some exception - if that questions about some other - not site created components.

And all errors always resolve ASAP for every plugins or component from ordasoft.com site

From all most interesting so Larae - not buy any pro version and not send any question to support forum.

I like this extension (basic) . It is easy to use and with the addtional modules and plugin, it makes a good alternative for managing books.



Perhaps adding an additional consolidated view without the images could help those who have lots of books.



Thanks for GPLing it...

Not there yet


Posted on 26 June 2009

This was exactly the module I wanted for a small site of mine. Unfortunatelly 2 things made me abbandon it and go for a virtuemart solution



1) It's not multilanguage. Tried to enter a couple of books in a non english language and the characters were wrong.



2) It has problems with my template (a rocket theme one) and from what I saw from the forum the problem is recurrent.



If the problems do get resolved I will definitelly go for the Pro version which looks awesome (at least on paper) but for now it's a no go

Owner's reply: 1) It's not multilanguage.
It there exist multi language and now supported dutch, english, french, german, germani, italian, russian and spanish languages.
Maybe you need to read documentation.

2) It has problems with my template (a rocket theme one)
With Joomla Default template - all work excellent. maybe will need check self template first.

Buggy


Posted on 26 May 2009

1. Doesn't support multilanguage well. Some characters become ?.



2. Not flexible enough, such as can't control whether to show Buy button, etc - requires code hacking.

Owner's reply: Sorry,

>1. Doesn't support multilanguage well. Some characters become

For languages dutch, english, french, german, germani, italian, russian, spanish and for very manu users work well, but for deeptii - Not !?
And not wrote any correct remark - what exactly don't work!?

>2. Not flexible enough, such as can't control whether to show >Buy button, etc - requires code hacking.

May be if deeptii can read documentation - he will can found for that description.

Great Extension


Posted on 28 October 2008

I've just established a library at my shop and am so pleased to have this module. Installed easy - a few problems ongoing - more to do wit my installation - but had excellent support from the author - Thanks!



Suggestions:



* Fixed lend period - don't leave it up to requester.

* Automated email to lender requester when lend is approved

* Extra fields for custom use (we /lend/ books off people to add to our library - I'd like to keep track.



Great product!

First, I'm so thankful that someone is still developing BookLibrary! I thought it was a goner. Overall I love this extension, if only because it's the only thing that gets close to what I need.



However, as I do not use it for books, but for movies, I would like to suggest that someone create a more generic version (a simple lending library) that would allow people to list and lend anything. I would remove the amazon.com connectivity, which isn't necessary unless you're selling books.



Also, as I have a lot of movies in my library, I would like some more robust list navigation tools. For example an alphabetic listing and an alphabetic quick list (A-Z) and maybe several "sort by" listings like most recently added, highest ratings, etc. (similar to the modules).



Otherwise, everything's great! Keep up the good work!

excelent


Posted on 07 April 2008

finnaly :)

Jlib dint'work very well for me. So this comes in right time



I just have 4 suggestions to make this libary awesame!!!!!



1) possibility to add custom fields

2) users can submit books at frontend!

3) managing comments art backend,not true database

4) possibility to set amount of books - it means that not only one user can lend book!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the suggestions for improvement, have added them to the Wishlist on the forum for the next version.

The BookLibrary Pro Edition has the possibility for frontend book suggestions and a full Review Manager for the comments (where the Free Edtion has review management per single book)
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BookLibrary

Version:
4.0.31
Developer:
OrdaSoft
Last updated:
Dec 04 2018
Date added:
Dec 15 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
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