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Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel

Recognized by the Government, DepEd, TESDA and CHED


Fatima I, Area E, Sapang Palay, Cityof San Jose del Monte Bulacan
Accredited by PACUCOA Level 1
Founded 1993

INTRODUCTION

In any academic institution, a working library is the Principal educational

resource. It facilitates the interaction between people and varied tools of information.

It exists to support the information needs of all members of the institution: students,

teachers, administrators, and support staff.

A working library provides resources in many formats. It provides the support

needed in selecting, retrieving, recording, planning, organizing, locating,

communicating, and appraising of information. As of now learning and information

centre it serves and support the institution best when closely integrated into the

academic process.

Library automation is concerned with managing, controlling and automating

library activates, and services. In an automated library, computers are used in most

of the activities, such as acquisition, cataloguing, circulation control and periodical

management. Library automation not only does housekeeping activities, but it also

provide the current and relevant information to the users, according to their

demands. Libraries do not have huge funds to experiment, and they don't usually

purchase additional resources. The need for library management software, its

installation, training and the lack of financial resources have forced many libraries to

stand for themselves when it comes to staying up to date with the latest technology.

Unless, of course, they adopt the open source movement and use a few of them

available to overcome these problems. Most software that we all use every day is

known as "proprietary", which means that it costs money and that the actual code of
Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Recognized by the Government, DepEd, TESDA and CHED
Fatima I, Area E, Sapang Palay, Cityof San Jose del Monte Bulacan
Accredited by PACUCOA Level 1
Founded 1993

the software is restricted, in which the code of the software cannot be modified,

copied, or changed from its original construction. The code is "unreadable" and

pretty much is what it is. Open source software (OSS), on the other hand, is quite the

opposite. The open source mentality revolves around sharing and collaboration, and

these two important elements describe open source software perfectly. First and

foremost, open source software is free for anyone to have; more importantly, not

only is the software free, but it is also free for anyone to copy, hack, modify, etc. This

increases the possibilities of a software program's potential because of this

freethinking model. There are many different kinds of open source library

management software solutions out these days that could be embraced by the

library.

BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Recognized by the Government, DepEd, TESDA and CHED
Fatima I, Area E, Sapang Palay, Cityof San Jose del Monte Bulacan
Accredited by PACUCOA Level 1
Founded 1993

In June 1993, upon the opening of the CDSGA institution, as for requirements

of the DECS, the library also created with Elementary books only and added High

School books at the start of 1994 at the ground floor of a building A under the

supervision of Ms. Cecille Mangaring. Then, Transferred to the 4 th floor of the same

Building in 1998 for about 1000 volumes of books plus 1 set of Britannica

Encyclopedia.

In 2000, the library are transferred to another place at 2nd floor of Building B

with almost double of its elementary and high school library collection plus several

volume of Encyclopedia. The library staff that time were teacher Joy and teacher

Malou.

By 2002, upon opening of TESDA courses, it added books for tertiary level to

support the courses.

By 2005, Mr. Romy Became part of the library department to support the growing

CDSGA.

By 2011, Prof Ruben P. Marasigan of PNU headed the CDSGA Library to support

the needs of the department.

And by july 2013, an additional staff became part of the library in persona of

Ms. Jubrea. By August 2013, because of the growing CDSGA institution, it

transferred to a bigger library at the 3rd floor of building F. and upon the resignation

of Ms. Jubrea in October 2013, a replacement was made in November 2013, in the

persona of Ms. Bernadeth De los Reyes. Still in December 2013, because of the

need to accomplish some documentation and cataloging materials, Mr. Luis G.


Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Recognized by the Government, DepEd, TESDA and CHED
Fatima I, Area E, Sapang Palay, Cityof San Jose del Monte Bulacan
Accredited by PACUCOA Level 1
Founded 1993

Asuncion of NCBA Fairview was added as a part time cataloger.

By April 2014, Mr. Asuncion decided to become part of the CDSGA Library

Full time. He created the AKLAT(Access Kite Library Automated Technology)

Database to be as initial library automation.

As the CDSGA as institution is continuously growing, the CDSGA Library is

also moving forward to upgrade more of its collection and services.