Library System-Chapter 1

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In developing countries where the computerized is a mature technology, development are in the area of resources sharing and globalization of information access. In such scenario, the role of the school is no longer to provide the most appropriate book per article but have become to seek out the information required by the borrower from any library.

The library is a significant resource of any school. It provides services and facilities necessary to meet the instruction, information and research need of the school. In order for the library to smoothly operate huge amount of information, a system must be established. Most libraries also have a circulation system, which keeps track of the books, which have been checked out and returned.

For faster transaction, one of the technologies that can help is the barcode of a book. A barcode is a rectangular blocks or parallel bars and light spaces, arrange in a particular format, to meet specific form. Within the book industry, a barcode contains the book’s International Standard Book Number (ISBN), which is comprised of 10 digits (9 bits plus a parity bit). This may include one other piece of supplementary information such as the price or stock code for in house use. Using the system of the bar coding for a library collection has become a major undertaking.

Background of the Study
The proponents will propose the Library Database System for Cavite Institute. At first the proponent’s study was what is which encounter to the Library by the user (students/faculties), Librarian and how the Owner or the Administrator of the said school will provide a good service to their clients to have a good feedback. The study will focus on transaction which done inside the library like borrowing, returning and reserving of books by students, faculties and staffs, and the inventory of the books by the librarian. Borrowing, returning, reserving, and inventory of the books is the main focused of the system, using a Barcode Scanner for the basic transaction, for faster and accurate data. Usually the library uses a card catalogue as tools for finding books in the bookshelves but in this point it only gives the location of the books in the bookshelves. So the proponents will create a system which displays the availability of the book, if it is borrowed or not, and the number of the copies that the library have.

Cavite Institute is a private learning establishment located in Silang, Cavite. They offer elementary and high school stages of education and currently has 740 high school students. They have 25 teachers working full-time and 27 staffs including security guards and maintenance crew. Cavite Institute library is using closed shelves. In 1947, Cavite Institute was founded by Mrs. Elisea K. Belamide. Helping her translate to reality her dream to provide formal secondary education to young people of Silang were Dr. Jose V. Belamide, Dominador Kiamzon, Jose Ambalada, and Candido Madlansacay, who were among the first incorporators of Cavite Institute Inc. when it was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The school principal is Mrs. Roselina H. Bolagat. The school consists of 3 buildings, Building A, B, and C, the first building is for high school students has 14 rooms including the audiovisual room, library, offices and staff rooms, internet laboratory, computer laboratory and the guidance office. Cavite Institute has several facilities including a library, which offers students reading pleasure and contentment. The school’s library currently has 5895 books from which have 2934 different titles.

The time of the library’s operation is from 7:30 am to 5 pm, Mondays thru Fridays. It has a wide variety of selection to choose from; encyclopedias to story books, dictionaries to magazines. These books are in individual bookshelves arrange and maintained by the librarian Mrs. Divine Ellen A. Olegario and Mrs. Nenita B. Galang. The library uses card catalogues in...
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