Computerized Library System

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Chapter 1

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction

Now, in our society all over the world technology is the most important advancement, a necessity in bringing about progress as we move along in this computerized world. These changes in effect make man’s life easier and more convenient. The relationship between the library and computer is constantly changing that the use of computer contributes to the way man learns and communicates. It easy in this world to strive for changes and since library is no different from any firm and institution, considering the use of computer to perform a given task will be efficient. Librarians have the responsibility not only to know about the ways in which libraries will be managed using techniques of computerized, but also to be aware of the changes that computerized can bring to the library services in the near future.(Grace, 2011)

Traditionally, library systems are implemented manually. Forms are given to Librarian and they fill them of using pens. Afterwards, the school administrators process them manually and complied on large bulky file cabinet. Indeed, the manual Library system is very costly, time consuming and tedious. The primary complaint of school administrators with this system is the tiresome task of searching through records just to verify your query data. The fast phased of technology attributed a lot to the improvement of the library system. Technology enabled software developers to computerize the library system. The automated library system helped the academe greatly. Library, transactions and queries can be created in a single click.

Background of the Study

A college strengthens its educational level through the advancement of its library. The Montessori Professional College Computerized Library System aimed to enhance the

procedures of the library, from manually operated to a computerized system. This proposal’s purpose was to ease the transactions in the library, i.e., lending of books,

storing of books, search engine for books, manage members of the library and secure the library system.

The librarian and the library users still use the manual way of transacting of borrowing and returning of books. The librarian use log books in listing the books. They use library cards and card catalogues in searching for reading and reference materials.

Objectives of the Study

General Objective

The objective of the study was to develop a computerized library system that will store the student’s records such as student’s basic information, books record, list of borrowers, returned books, borrowed books, and prescriptions of the librarian.

Specific Objectives

 To be specific, it attempted to satisfy the following objectives:  
1. To design a system that will lessen the time and effort of the student in their transaction.

2. To quickly search the book needed by the student of the library.

3. To print out reports immediately.

4. To implement the system efficiency to the student.

Significance of the Study

The significance of this study was to help and give a benefit to the concerned group below.  
This study will be beneficial to the following:

MPC Students. Through a computerized library system, they can easily find the books that they are looking for without going through the traditional way of searching a library material. Convenience is more visible for it is not time-consuming, resulting to a number of accomplished works.

Librarian. The computerized library system would improve the monitoring capacities of those who maintain the library. It would be easier to determine whether a particular book is on-shelf or not. In addition, they can easily identify when will the borrowed material be returned and if a borrower has failed to return the book on its due date. Furthermore, the librarian would be much guided when it comes...
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