design and implementation of a computerized library inventory management system
A library is a building or room containing collection of books and periodicals or the collection of information, sources, resources and services. It is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual or group. In the more traditional sense, a library is a collection of books. The collection and services are used by people who choose not to or cannot afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material which no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research.
According to American Heritage Dictionary inventory is a detailed, itemized list, report, or record of things in one’s possession, especially a periodic survey of all goods and materials in stock, Inventories are the one method that libraries use to determine whether some items in their collection are in need of preservation or conservation activities. Computerized library inventory management system is focused on computerizing the process of taking inventory of reading materials in the library.
1.1 Statement Of The Problem
In recent time, several challenges have hindered the effective and efficient management of libraries in the country. Theses have really made the general level of academic conditions to be downgraded.
Prominent challenges in the university of Uyo library are :
- The librarian find it difficult to track records of new books brought into the library.
- There has been loss of files containing the information of borrowers.
- There has been high level of stress and inconveniences experienced by librarians during inventory.
- There is difficulty in updating of information.
These problems are what this research work seeks to solve. But with this new system of computerized library inventory management system, all the above named challenges will be effectively brought to rest.
- Aim And Objectives Of The Study
The aim of this research work is the design and implementation of a computerized library inventory management system, with the following objectives: