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American Library Association

Library Management System Chapter 1 The Problem and its Settings Introduction What is Library? According to a website “www.wikipedia.com”, “Library is an organized collection of resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual”...

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LIBRARY SYSTEM THESIS DOCUMENTATION Chapter I Introduction The library system provides two types of application method for different user. Regular user and administrator user. For regular user, they only can for access the booklist function and searching function. Only administrator is allowed to access to the restricted function such as create new user account. The library management system will store all the books and members information that consist book number, book title, author name and...

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Melvil Dewey

EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club. The American librarian and reformer Melvil Dewey established the Dewey decimal system of classifying books and played a prominent role in developing professional institutions for librarians . Melvil Dewey was born in Adams centre, New York, on December...

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Latchkey Children

letting out. The other known Latchkey option is the Library. Libraries are most of the time near a school, so students tend to migrate there when school is out for the day. However, The American Library Association says that “their libraries do not have sufficient staff to provide child care.” Although we do not have a known library latchkey children program, it is still a better idea than having the children come home to an empty house. The library provides resources for children to use and a quiet...

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Censored Literature

Ralph stumbles upon the beach, where a British naval ship arrived on the beach. The literature is seen as a controversial book. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding was challenged at the Owen, NC High School in 1981. According to the American Library Association (2010), the book was considered "demoralizing inasmuch as it implies that man is little more than an animal" (The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding). The literature brings up the discussion of what constitutes a government vs. savages...

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Censorship in Schools

triggers a reaction because it conflicts with constitutional values; the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from making laws that infringe upon the freedom of speech or freedom of press. (Wikipedia.org). Schools and libraries on various occasions use self discretion in banning material deemed not suitable for its students. This is often due to the fear of controversies and unfavorable reaction from parents. And yet, books can get banned even if they discuss valid subjects...

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Banned Books

remove material from the library or curriculum, thus regulating the access of others.  Due to the firm commitment of teachers, librarians, parents, teachers, students and other involved parties, most challenges end up unsuccessful, and the contents remain in the library collection or school curriculum. As mentioned earlier, a banned book in that is no longer preferred by the public and is thus no longer sold in bookstores read in classrooms and gets done away with from library shelves. In the past,...

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Where Do You Stand on the Usa Patriot Act?

Some groups, such as the American Library Association, state that the act infringes on Fourth Amendment rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution. Others, however, say that the legislation will help protect citizens from potential terrorist attacks. This essay, written and compiled by students in Presidential Classroom, will investigate the pros and cons of the USA Patriot Act and come to a conclusion about it. ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF THE PATRIOT ACT Many Americans are in favor of the Patriot...

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Myers, Walter Dean

adult literature. To date, Myers has published nearly sixty books, many of which have earned awards and citations such as the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the Newbery Honor Book, the Boston Globe>/Horn Book Honor Book, and the Coretta Scott King Award. In 1994, Walter Dean Myers was honored by the American Library Association and School Library Journal with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Myers writes fantasy with black characters (The Golden Serpent, 1980, and The Legend...

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The Problem and Its Scope

Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE INTRODUCTION Rationale A library is a warehouse of information and knowledge in which materials such as books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, tapes and other materials are kept for reading, reference and lending to the students and teachers. The informational materials inside the library are organized and arranged on specific shelves through their respective places. Placing similar materials in one location helps the users find the particular item...

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