Centralized library management system: case study Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC), Nakawa

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Kampala International University; School of Computing and Information Science (SCIT)
This project is entitled the library database system covering library computerization of Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) school main library. The project seeks to cater for two library sections with the highest number of users (the general circulation and research section). The researcher collected data using questionnaires, interviews and observation. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS to verify the data into simple percentage which was presented in the form of tables and charts. MS access and visual basic 6.0 were used to develop the software. A database is designed to store library information for easy access, retrieval and use of library information in serving library users. The user interface is designed in visual basic to allow easy search and retrieval of library data and the system is able to produce reports for management planning. Data in the database can easily be updated using the forms. The researcher tested using parallel method where the new system was installed as the old system was still in place. The researcher recommended that the new system be maintained every 3 months. The researcher recommends training of the users, periodic back up of data and physical security.
A research project submitted to the School of Computer Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for award of the Degree of Bachelor of Information Technology of Kampala International University.
Library management