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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A LOCAL AREA DIGITAL LIBRARY NETWORK (DLN) AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN



Akanbi Bola Mulikat, Raji Ayodele Kamaldeen, Yusuf Ishola Tajudeen on 06/01/2017

As the Internet and the World Wide Web expanded so fast, digital library has become a very hot venture. Library users physically go to the library and search for the information they need by reading in the library or taking the hard copy information out of the library. These physical boundaries are gradually dwindling due to the advent of the internet and library technology. This library technology has recently made many institutions to include digitization of library in to their plans and policies. Digital library is the automation of a library in order to facilitate efficient access to collection of books, journals, texts, videos and other information available for a large community of users in a digital format. Digitization of Library gives room for preservation of documents and allows users to access the library from remote locations without physically going to the library. This research work deals with a designed and implemented digital library at the Department of Computer Science, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. The software was developed with HTML5, CSS3, Java Script for client side, PHP (Hypertext Pre-Processor) as server side programming language and MySqli (My Structural Query Language Improved) as relational database. The latter language was chosen because of its flexibility and features for developing online based applications. However, WAMP (Window Apache MySql and PHP) server was used for local hosting and testing. The digital Library developed demonstrated a speedy and organized access to books, journals and other information in an efficient manner.

Keyword: Library, Digital Library, Local Area Network, Digitalization, Internet