Book acquisition and Distribution Database Model to boost education in Sub-Saharan African countries
Books, CD/DVD, magazines or journals are main support materials used by students to learn or consult topics. The acquisition costs of some required materials for education may be very expensive (above USD 100) and students or their parents may not afford acquiring these important materials. This occurs frequently in third world countries mainly sub-Saharan countries where the average family annual revenue is around USD 2500. To help these skilled young people, strategy models are required to reduce book possession costs. In this paper, books and other
materials acquisition and distribution strategies that may boost the education in those countries were proposed. Then, data models of concerned strategies and obtained results of the implemented database application were explained.
Key Words: University, Bookstore, Acquisition, Distribution, Renting, Sub-Saharan, African, Countries, Database, Data, Model, 3-Tier Layers, Architecture.