Well... as Atrax mentionned.. yes your details are thin. A rough answer... Know how to Normalize your database. Efficiency is the key (although 5000 records isn't that much). Make sure you have a global idea before you construct the database... then simplify it... after this.. populate it with any User Interface (ASP/Web, VB Program...) you want (if it's to be manually entered), or write a program that can perhaps scan/parse information from another source (file) for book names, authors...etc... <BR><BR>Hope this gave you some clue... if not... ask specifically or give more details, <BR><BR>Vadim C.<BR><BR> <BR><BR>
You should consider that Library Systems are a pain to develop and maintain... You will have many problems with the tables as in multiple authors writing multiple books and or periodicals....<BR>How much info do you have to include?<BR>Remember that there are companies out there in the real world that specialise in Library Catalogueing systems...<BR>I can give you the names of a few if you can tell me where you are located... <BR>Determine the scope of what you are required to develop and pass it on if it gets to large or complex... trust me it will!