Review of the Cuadra STAR Application for Library Automation - Managing both Traditional and Electronic Library Collections


  • Elizabeth J. Bollinger



This is a review of the Cuadra STAR application which is used for an article level database in an historical digital collection. The review focuses on the creation of the database, input and output fields and webpage creation. The review also includes the step-by-step process used to create the collection and the pros and cons of each step. Overall, the experience with building our database and web interface in STAR was extremely positive. If one has experience with database creation and HTML, this software is ideal to use, however, STAR would benefit from some work on their user interfaces.

Author Biography

Elizabeth J. Bollinger

Elizabeth J. Bollinger is systems librarian at the Digital & Multimedia Center/Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University.