Library Mgt System Essay
INTEGRATED LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
DR. MRS ALO
DATE: 7TH MAY, 2013
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Table of Contents DEDICATION 2 ACKNOWLEDGMENT 3 ABSTRACT 6 CHAPTER ONE 7 INTRODUCTION 7 1.1 BACKGROUNG OF STUDY 7 1.2 PROBLEM STATEMENT 7 1.3 AIM AND OBJECTIVES 8 1.3 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 8 1.5 SCOPE OF STUDY 8 CHAPTER TWO 9 LITERATURE REVIEW 9 2.1 Aspects of Next-Generation ILS 10 …show more content…
1.1 BACKGROUNG OF STUDY Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the library automation system has gone from inception to rapid implementation to near ubiquitous adoption. But after two decades of changes in information technology, and especially in the last decade, the library has seen itself facing tremendous changes in terms of both resources and services it provides. On the resource side, print material and physical items are no longer dominant collections; electronic resources are fast outpacing physical materials to become the dominant library resources, especially in the academic and special libraries. In addition, many other digital format resources, such as digital collections, institutional repositories, and e-books have taken root. On the service front, library users—accustomed to immediate and instant searching, finding, and accessing information in the Google age—demand more and more instant and easy access to library resources and services. But the library automation system, also called the integrated library system (ILS), has not changed much for the past two decades. It finds itself uneasily handling the ever-changing library environment and workflow. Library staff becomes ever more frustrated with the ILS, noting its inadequacy in dealing with their daily jobs. Library users are confused by the many interfaces and complexity of library applications and