Automated Public Catalog System

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

The research is entitled for “Automated Public Cataloguing System of Pangasinan State University- Asingan Campus”. Nowadays, in a highly technological society, human productivity is made more efficient through the development of electronic gadgets. Now, with the advent of such modernization in education, one way to globalize the process of research is to realize that technology is advancing at an incredibly fast pace. Computers are not confined to being used for entertainment but its role in education is also vast. Academic libraries, whether private or public, have been considered as essential part of advanced learning. It should not be operated on as a mere storehouse of books attached to a reading room, but as a dynamic instrument of education. It plays a very vital role in the life of a nation. It feeds the intellect of students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and casual readers and also those who enter its place to partake fully its intellectual and cultural fare. A library is where people go to seek solitude or read any reading materials they needed or they are interested in. People read maybe just for entertainment, researching, passing time, learning new things, exploring, and so on. Library provides the reading materials that people might want to read like dictionary, encyclopedia, periodicals, textbooks, magazines, and so on. Library is derived from the old French term “librairie” which means “a collection of books.” Reading materials in school are stored in libraries. Library is a place in which books and related materials are kept for use but not for sale. It is also organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution or a private individual. In addition, it is a place in which we get information in any format and from many sources. The librarian has to keep the room neat so that it is conducive for learning. The librarian is also the person who is liable for monitoring all the books that are borrowed and returned by the borrowers. The library automation is very much timely as we approach the new millennium as technology arises. The proposed system was improved the manual process done during the transaction. It lessened the time in every transaction in all process in its circulation such as Borrowing, Returning, Searching, and as well as making report. It would be easier to monitor status of books. With this proposed system, work would become more efficient, accurate and reliable as well as in making reports because through Automated Public Cataloguing System for Pangasinan State University – Asingan Campus it can easily monitor status of books. To the librarian, it was lessened the workload. The Automated Public Cataloguing System will help the librarian to determine if the book is available or not and this will trace if the book has been returned. Through the Automated Public Cataloguing System the transaction and searching of books made easy and it lessen the time in every transaction in its circulation. It would be easy to spot the availability of the books and more efficient, accurate and reliable as well as in making reports, through this Automated Public Cataloguing System for Pangasinan State University –Asingan Campus it can easier to generate required reports

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In this fast changing world, the use of technology was becoming more and more abundant, popular, and familiar to people. Luckily, humans have had came up with how they were going to improve it through the use of practice and, that is, Information Technology. It helped the people in many ways. It opened the window for the development of different fields such as in the fields of science and technology.

A library is a collection of information, sources, resources and services , organized for use and maintain by a public body, an institution or a private individual. In more traditional sense, it means...
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