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Library System with Barcode Reader

By | April 2011
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CHAPTER I

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction

A library is a collection of books, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. The term "library" has itself acquired a secondary meaning: "a collection of useful material for common use," and in this sense is used in fields such as computer science, mathematics, statistics, electronics and biology.

This research is intended for public, institutions and researchers’, use as their resourceful information. In particular, this study will help the library personnel or the librarian in monitoring the books accurately. Further, the use of cataloguing will be made easier through an advance system provided by this study.

The librarian is encountering problems in doing transactions like borrowing books, checking the availability of books, returning and accessioning of books because all the transactions are being done manually. The process is time consuming.

The proponents decided to proposed this system to help Bangkal High School enhance the daily transaction in library. This proposed system will provide their library a computerized system making it more organized and easy to access. The advantage of this study is to make their current system more effective and efficient.

This computerized library system is a transaction processing system (TPS) that will provide a convenient cataloguing, inventory, monitoring, accessioning, borrowing, returning, security and retrieving of records.

Background of the Study

Bangkal High School is located at Gen. Malvar cor Apolinario Sts., Bangkal, Makati City. The institution is a public school that has more than 3,000 students and almost 65 percent of these students are using the library. The school’s library has more than 5,000 books with more than 1,000 book titles. In keeping track of books, the...
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