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ST.MATTHEW ACADEMY OF CAVITE LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Undergraduate Thesis

Submitted to the Faculty of the

College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Cavite State University

Imus, Cavite

In partial fulfillment

of the requirements for the degree of

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

JENNIFER ACEBO

DYAN JESSICA LIM

JOBIN DEL ROSARIO

INTRODUCTION

In today’s modern age where computer has become a way of life, it is evident that a majority of country’s institution still do not adapt high technology. Particularly in some schools, library transactions are still done on paper. We all know that modern school libraries are operating at great pace striving to serve as many students as possible with the best of their abilities. But as the years rolled by, the number of study has grown and the manual method of managing student and book records is no longer practical.

A Library Management System is a system that makes use of information technology to perform managerial objects. The main goal of a library management information system is to store, organize, share and retrieve vital information needed to perform daily operational functions of the library. St. Matthew Academy of Cavite does not have one.

Since library has a very large number of books and large number of members, it is impossible for librarians to handle day to day activities manually. Therefore, a library management system is used to facilitate the tasks in the library. With growing population and high demand of students, St. Matthew Academy of Cavite is in need of such system. And so this is the reason why the proponents came up with the idea of developing the system. By means of obtaining good performance of such system for the library, the level of production and effectiveness of the library will progress.

Therefore, this proposal was conducted to develop a system that will minimize all paper works and manual records keeping, thus allowing the librarians and staff ease in keeping track of student records, reducing waiting time and increasing the number of students served – a system that is well-organized, efficient and user-friendly.

Statement of the Problem

We had observed that the St. Matthew Academy of Cavite Library does not have a secured system to protect their records and files. The study aims to answer the problem, “How will the proposed system assure security for the files and records of the library?”

Some library cards and other files are misplaced or lost due to improper storage. The study seeks answer to the problem, “How will the proposed system keep track and record all the files and information?”

According to the librarian, paper works and manual process consume a lot of time which causes the transactions to be slow and inaccurate.”How will the proposed system produce accurate and fast transactions?”

Importance of the Study

St. Matthew Academy of Cavite is located in Niog 1, Bacoor Cavite that offers elementary and high school courses owned by Mr Efren L. de Guzman(School director).

In the School library, the processes are done manually. A borrower should have a library card; this will serve as library pass/identification to avail the privileges to each student of the school. The student may enter the book section and search for a book. After choosing a book, he/she will take it to the librarian. The librarian will get the catalogue at the back of the book and fill the details on it. The student must surrender his/her library card.

Today, the kind of process they are using is no longer convenient. With establishments like St. Matthew Academy of Cavite, Library Management System is necessary. We are already in the phase wherein a lot of technological advances are taking place which makes the...
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