Chapter 1 Library Management System

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LIBRRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
FOR THE DIVINE MERCY COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC. OF CALOOCAN

A Project Paper
Presented to the Faculty of the Institute of Information Technology College of Engineering
Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Intramuros, Manila

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Degree
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MARK LLOYD A. ALCONES
SHIELA NIÑA V. MISLANG
ALGEL PITOS

MARCH 2013

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

The world of Information Technology transformed and made the life of human beings easier through the innovation of different machines and software applications. Search engines are all over the web for faster and reliable sources. But despite these easier ways of acquiring information, libraries are still operational in schools, colleges, and universities. Students are still obliged to use books from their library as one of their references in researches and other school works. Managing these libraries requires a lot of transactions and tasks. Some of these transactions include record keeping of the books and student and employee borrowers. However, many school libraries are still operated manually by librarians and library assistants.

Our proposed system, the Library Management System, is a system wherein library transactions will no longer need manual operation. This will carry out different processes in managing school libraries like library catalog for easier book searching, keeping records of books, student borrowers, books borrowed, return of books, overdue and balances of books borrowed and automatic fine fees calculation. This will be made easier through the use of barcode scanner. In additional to this, it will be paperless except for the printed receipts that can be provided for those who have record balances.

"A library's function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way information, inspiration, and recreation. If a better way than the book can be found, we should use it." *...
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