Goals And Objects

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Goals and Objects

Goals and Objects


The practicum took place at the Arlington Public Library and the aims and objectives of the practicum were discussed with the supervisor Krista Robisheaux. There were three main objectives behind the practicum, containing various goals. This paper describes the duties, activities, and general job that were performed at the practicum site. In addition to this, the paper reflects on the initial goals and objectives and explains whether these were met ot not.


There were a total of three main objectives, which are mentioned as follows:

The process of adding data information into a library ILS;

Assessing online resources to help solve a problem or simplify a process, and

Public service.

The below mentioned discussison comprehensively describes the the duties, activities, and general job that were performed at the practicum site.

Objective: Data Information for Library ILS

The first and foremost objective of the practicum was to elaborate the process of adding data information into a library ILS. This explanation is important for the library because in order for the library to function properly, the data entry system has to work effectively and efficiently (Friedman, 2005). Therefore the first thing taught at the practicum was about how data was entered into the system and how information was updated. Libraries are vital in today's where advancement takes place rapidly and therefore in order to keep up with the pace of one's life at work and studies, it is important to have regular studying habits and visit the library frequently. When people come to library, the often look for new books that have innovative material which updates them about the technological advancements of the world. People also go to libraries to understand their field of study or work in depth and conduct research analysis for their various projects. Therefore, libraries are of pertinent important. After updating the library with the information about new books, programming of RFID tags for materials was also taught and performed (Mount & Kovacs, 1991). RFID refers to Radio-frequency identification, which is the use of a non-contact system that is wireless and deploys electromagnetic fields of radio-frequency (Haley, Jacobsen & Robkin, 2007). This is done in order to transfer data from a tag which is fixed to an object so that automatic classification and following can be done. Without these RFID tags, it will be very difficult to classify the books and categorize them according to their respective areas of study (Mount & Kovacs, 1991). Tagging allows easy identification of books, quick sorting, and easy access to the readers. When the reader asks for a particular book, the tag of the book is looked up and then the reader is informed about the book status. If the book is not available at the library, then adequate arrangements can be made and an order can be placed electronically to get the book for the library. Without the tags, every task would have to be performed manually and this would take up a lot of time and energy (Maran & Johnson, ...
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