Saint Louis University
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Department of Information Technology
Developing an automated system for their library
In Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Subject
Systems Modeling and Analysis
Class Code : _9604_
Cabuang, Mark Herbert D.
Sabado, Frances Mae N.
Tayab, Christine Joy A.
_Lambert P. Famorca_
Chapter 1: Introduction
Context of Study
Library is a fast growing organism. The ancient methods of maintaining it are no longer dynamic and efficient. For expeditious retrieval and dissemination of information and better service for the clientele, application of modern techniques has become absolutely indispensable. A properly computerized library will help its users with quick and prompt services. Library automation refers to mechanization of library housekeeping operations predominantly by computerization. (Duraisekar, 2010)
The group intends to know more about the as-is system of the library and to develop a more automated system to know what books comes in and out of the system. We intend to develop a system that will track the available books of the library that can be offered to students who wants to borrow them. Library automation refers to mechanization of library housekeeping operations predominantly by computerization. The most commonly known housekeeping operations are acquisition control, serials control, cataloguing, and classification and circulation control. Library automation or Integrated Library System (ILS) is an enterprise resource planning systems for a library, used to tracks items owned, order made, bills paid etc. Since the advent to the term automation in 1936, Plethoras of definitions are found in library literature. Sometimes the terms ‘mechanization and automation’ Looked overlapped, although there is a different of one degree between the two. Automation is the name gives to...
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