Computer is almost in all places. It has changed how people work and the routine of the companies and procedures on other establishment. It is resourceful and performs wide variety of task. Computer increases productivity for both individual and organization because they are fast, accurate, able to process huge amounts of information and eliminate tedious task. It is an integral part of today’s society; it characterizes the future for many people. People have found the importance of computers in agencies and institutions whether private or public. This is especially true in universities and colleges.
They are using computers in various processes. Before the evolution of computers all the details in a library used to be maintained manually. This is not advisable because maintenance and retrieval of information becomes tedious; data is not also reliable as it is hand written and some human errors might have occurred; data duplication can be occurred by repeating the same thing over and over; not more than one person can access data at the same time but in e-Library system many people can access the same data on the same time through internet; if manual record book is lost data will be completely lost.
Modern computer have the capability of handling numbers of task with intelligent control over the whole process. A library is a collection of books in which it is housed. It is organized by public body, an institution or a Librarian. The library in ABE International College of Business and Accountancy is in need of a system that can detect the students by tracing the student number and their records in the library, who are returning and borrowing books to monitor the books in the library. The librarian can check if the books in the library are available or not, if the books are returned on time or late, and can also check if a student insured penalty for not returning a book on time.
Statement of the Objectives The general objective of the project proposal is to develop an (E-Library) Electronic Library System that will facilitate better library that can manage and monitor the library returning and borrowing of the books in ABE International College of Business and Accountancy. Specifically, the study aimed to: 1. Determined the methods and procedures used in borrowing and returning of books in the library of ABE International College of Business and Accountancy. 2.
Determined the problems encountered in borrowing and returning of books in the library of ABE International College of Business and Accountancy. 3. Developed a Library System to solve the manual procedures of signing in Log Book, Library card, and hand searching. It would also be simply to check-in/check-out books as well. 4. Validate the usefulness and performance of the library system for ABE International College of Business and Accountancy. Significance of the Study The following entities are the beneficiary of the developed Library System of ABE International College of Business and Accountancy.
To the Librarian, it provided a fast and reliable system in borrowing and returning of books. It could easily access how many books and title of the books needed, it can update how many books are there in all. It could easily check whether the borrower already returned the books on time, the time and date when the book was borrowed and how many books were borrowed on the same time. To the Students, it encouraged them to research and study in the library, it lessen their time to do actual signing in Log Book of borrowing and returning books in the library.
To the Proponents, this study served as a guide, at the same time a reference for the proponents if they decided to come up with a similar study. To the Future Researchers, the future researchers could gain knowledge from the study on the benefits, advantages and disadvantages of developing library system which they may apply to their research in the future.
Scope and Delimitation of the study The study focused on the returning, borrowing, cataloguing and reservation of books in Library ABE International College of Business and Accountancy that provide to view the necessary information regarding which books are available in the library, capable of displaying the book information record such as author, title, or the subject of the book and book penalty if they lost or not returned on time.
However, the developed system was not cover the books inventory, purchase/order of the book. Only important information will be asked from the end-users to store into database. Definition of Terms To ensure better understanding on the part of the readers, the standard and operational definition of terms in this study is hereby give. Computer.
A device that needs to be used for the system developed, a machine that will use by the librarian and students of ABE International College of Business and Accountancy. Librarian. An employee of ABE International College of Business and Accountancy who has the authority to taking care of the books in the library, she/he is the one who in charge in the library. Database.
A collection of information that is organized so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. e-Library. Electronic Library e-Library An Online Library Management System. A system used to check and monitor records of book. Online. Connected to a computer or done over the internet. System. Well organized in saving a record of books in library system for ABE International College of Business and Accountancy.
Chapter 2 Review of Literature and Studies This chapter presents the review of relate literature and studies that gave the researchers a clear understanding of the concepts under consideration in this study. Related Literature Based on the study of Charuasia(2010), Computerized Library System connotes the term library with use of automatic data processing machines to perform routine library activities. It implies a high degree of mechanization of various routine and repetitive tasks and operations and processes are left to be performed by human beings.
The study stresses library automation as the application of computers and utilization of computer based products and services in the performance of different operations and functions or in the provision of various services and output products. In addition to computer advancement, telecommunication and audio-visual technologies gives away to new possibilities in information processing. Based on the study of Mathew Pciszek(2010) explained that collection assessments is useful for determining the diversity of collection and are not applicable for large libraries with diverse collections.
He insisted that additional tools are to be developed to facilitate assessment of collections in large institutions. His paper illustrated several tools for diversity related collection development. He emphasized that librarians should rethink and examine diversity related collection assessment useful for large academic libraries. Further C. Maxey Harris (2010) explored the fact that very little has been written about large scale diversity collection assessment.
Based on the study of Kichuk Diana(2010) presents a case study for describing the remarkable growth of electronic resources in an academic library collection undertaken at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada for a period of twelve years from 1996-2008. Data was collected from library’s database, compiled statistics and growth rate for both net holdings and new acquisitions. Findings revealed that growth rate of e-resources doubled in the last four years of time.
This had significant impact on reference librarians and researchers. It also discussed briefly the related historical evolution of electronic resources and its frequent structural changes. Based on the study of K. Veeranjaneyulu(2012) has described the collection development process in Archarya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University Library, Hyderabad. Similarly Rubinandhini (2012) has conducted a survey on collection development in Periyar University Library, Tamil Nadu. Her findings have revealed that their university library provides many printed and e-resource facilities to its users.
The university library is playing a vital role in innovations of exploring new concepts to help the society at large. Similarly K. Palanivel (2012) has programmed a cooperative collection development model for libraries in Puducherry. Its main objective was to share information by way of resource sharing and networking through proposed Puducherry Library Network (PUDULIBNET) using National Knowledge Network/ National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. It would enable the user to access resources amongst the libraries in Puducherry.
He also discussed the e-resource collection in Pondicherry University Library, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. According to S. Mathurajothi(2012) has surveyed the collection development in Gandhigram Rural Institute Library, Gandhi gram, Likewise Lakshman Sarkar (2012) has surveyed the management and use of library
resources of Central Library of Krishnagar Government College, West Bengal. He suggested that librarians should automate their housekeeping operations, improve book and period collection and provide user education programs. Related Studies A. Foreign Studies Based on the study of Okeowo(2010). The Kampala International University Dar Salaam Campus aimed to enhance the procedures of the library, from manually operated to a electronic system.
The Electronic Library Management System purpose was to ease the transactions in the library, lending of books, storing of books, search functionality to facilitate the search and management of library resources. Respondents included librarians and students. Data sources were respondents, books, and internet. This study helps the librarians to keep track of library resources properly of the Electronic Library Management System enables librarians to keep track available books, can easily keep track of library users, and it easier for the librarian to track those who have borrowed books and have not returned them.
Based on the study of SohaliHussian(2010), Online Library Management System is a system that any person can become a member of the library by filling a prescribed form.
They can get the book issued, so that they can take home and return them. The purpose of this system is to update the information of students, book as an author, delete the record of membership, and keep track of issues and submission of books. B. Local Studies Based on the study of Piedad(2010), book borrowing system is a multi-user version and can take care of all the fundamental functions of a Library like borrowing books, searching for books and checking the books. It can satisfactorily cater to all the basic functions of a small library. A simple Library system keeps track of all the transaction that takes place in the library.
Start from book transaction to financial transaction. Based on the study of Grace(2010), The ABE Computerized library system aimed to enhance the procedures of the library, from manually operated to computerized system. The system is LAN-based that enables the Librarian to share the records of the student such as the following borrowing books, returning books, search books, and prescriptions of the librarian. The student’s person information/data may be stored upon the request of authorized librarian. The assigned librarians are the only one who can share any of the records/data of the students.
The system is not capable of sharing its data from other databases. The system will be developed using the Microsoft Visual Basic 6. 0. Based on the study ofBaltonado Jr. (2010), the Library management system is a multi-user version and can take care of all the fundamental functions of a Library like borrowing books, searching for books and checking the books and purchased/order. A computer based system will allow to check if books are check out and when it will be turned in before being overdue by the borrower. It is probably faster than hand searching for books.
It would also be simpler to check-in/ check-out books as well. You could create /obtain programs that also print out a sheet of overdue books. Synthesis Electronic Library Management System The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Okeowo is that the librarian keep track of library available books and easier for the librarian to track those who have borrowed and have not returned them.
The difference is that the proposed system having a fines if not returned on time the book while Electronic Library Management System only cover the searching and tracking of books and not returned books. Online Library Management The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Obademeji is that the user can track all the books. The proposed system is also like the Library Management System there is an admin and user.
The difference of proposed system to the study is that the librarian is the only one who can add student account while Online Library Management can let the user create their own account. Computerized Library System The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Philip is that the user can return and borrow books and can check the status of books. The proposed systems is online same with the study.
The difference of proposed system to the study is that it does not cover the inventory of books in the library. Online Library Reservation System The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Ibrahim Jamllaimasri is to check the status of books and reservation of books. The difference is that the proposed system is not cover the news, the section, forum, books review and rating. Online Library Management System The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Sohaill-Hussain is they can get checked the book and update the information in the system and keep track the submission of books.
The difference is that the proposed system having a fines if not returned on time the book while Electronic Library Management System only cover the searching and tracking of books and not returned books. Computerized Library System of UP Java Research Development Center The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Francisco is that searching and check-in and check-out books and obtain the record of the student of overdue books. The difference is that the Computerized Library System of UP Java Research Development Center is a library component like networking. Computerized Library System.
The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Eden is that they are both accurate. The difference of the proposed system to the study is that the proposed system is online while the study is only LAN-based. Library Management System The similarity of the proposed system to the study of Piedad is that they can add/remove book, search/issue book. The difference is that the system does not handle financial transaction in the library except to the book. Botolan Community College Computerized Library System The proposed system is almost same to the study of Grace except of having fines if the book will not returned on time.
Library Management System The similarity of the proposed system to the study of baldonardo Jr. is that they are both accurate in searching, borrowing and checking the books, and monitor overdue books. The similarity of the proposed system above is that they are accurate for checking the book, and it will lessen the time being consumed in the manual process. The only thing that makes the proposed system different to the somesystem above is that the proposed system cannot purchase or orders a book. But it has the same goal of having better access and storage to information of library.
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