A library is an institution of knowledge acquisition and learning; it provides invaluable serves to students, information server and to a wider local community. Several libraries have suffered failure as a result of inadequate management and incapacitations in handling sensitive information as regards members of the library.
This research therefore, aimed at developing a library offence documentation system, which will help to keep records of library offenders.
In the course of the development of this new system, the current system was analytically and critically studied or assessed and thus the identified strengths and weaknesses were highlighted and a new system was designed for the weakness.
The present system was analyzed using a standard procedure recognized worldwide for such purpose and this is called Structured System Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM). PHP (Hypertext pre-processor) was used to code the program modules developed for the system using some computer aided design tools.
A library is a Latin word “liber” means book is an organized & collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to materials, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space. Globally library is an emerging knowledge-based society of the twenty first century because people need information to sustain their growth development, and intellectual capital investments knowledge and information have become wealth generators which make library a vital tool since it is repositories of reference resource, stacked with books and other information dissembling sources. A library is an institution of knowledge acquisition and learning; it provides invaluable serves to students, information server and to a wider local community (Ugah, 2007).
Library automation or computerization refers to use of computers associated peripheral media such as magnetic tapes, disks, optical media and utilization of computer based products and service in the performance of all typesof library functions and operations. Computer are capable of introducing a great degree of automation in operations function since they are electronic, programmable and are capable of controlling a process (Ryan, 2013). Use of information and communication technology in the process control of library will move the library operation economically feasible (Roberts & John marres, 1997). The capabilities of computer associated peripheral media & its application in library activities and services can led to a highly significant quantitative and qualitative improvement of operation.(Sadnand& Shamin, 2008)
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM.
Prior to computerize, library tasks were performed manually and independently from one another by Selectors ordered materials with ordering slips, indexed them with the card catalog and documentation of library offences is usually a by task because of lack of comprehensive report.
1.3. AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of this project is to design and developed a computerized system for detection of library offence.
The following are the objectives of the project
1. To design a computerized system for detection of library offence.
2. To developed algorithm that will be used in implementing the design computerized system for detection of library offence that will help in registers of offence and sanction against offensive users.
3. To safely keep the list of offensive users.
1.4 SCOPE OF LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
This project cover the designing of a system that collect information of a library user borrower at his first entrance (these information include name, Department, course, home Address and the borrowing duration of materials ) and it is limited to library users only.
The present educational policy emphasize on self-study, experiments, field study and research rather than classroom study. Therefore, library has to play vital role in the higher education to meet user requirement. Hence the significance of this project:-
1.6 DEFINITION OF TERMS
This is an institution which hold books and other forms of stored information for use by the public, it is usual but not a defining features of a library, for it to be housed in a building, to lend items of its collections to member either with payment or without payment and a provide various other services for its community of user.
Computerizes of library “housekeeping” operations is an important activity in this context. “Automation” when used in a library or similar environment, refers to the computerized or mechanization of activities in the library.
In this context of library, it is the transgression or violation of the law or moral requirement of the library activities. Since libraries are institutions that provide services to the people, laws are established to regulate the established moral rules, users that violate these rules are said to have commit offence against the rule of the library.
A punishment for violation of the rule or an infraction of the daily or procedures.
1.6.5. LIBRARY STAFF
This is the general term used for individual attending to the daily activities of the library.
1.6.7. LIBRARY DATABAS
This is also the general term used for the database that runs the library systems.