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Automation of library system: A study of John Harris library, University of Benin, Nigeria

K Obahiagbon, JO Otabor


This study cover ed the automation of Circulation and OPAC operation of John Harris library, University of Benin. System analysis of the existing system was carried out; the elicited information was employed in building a web - based application programme, designed, developed a nd implemented in PHP and MySQL relational database. The Circulation module included; registration of library patron, check in and checkout of bibliography and querying library records, maintains defaulting patrons overdue fines account while the OPAC empl oy variable search criteria in identifying and locating bibliography. The automated system generates reports necessary for an informed management decision making.

Key Words: Library, Bibliography, Borrowing, Returning, University, Benin, Decision ,Automation

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