Automating Library Services, Users Access and Management System in Maseno University Library
- October 1, 2018
- Posted by: RSIS
- Category: Social Science
International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue IX, September 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186
Paul Toroitich and Ezra Bobdalton Momanyi
Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya
Abstract: – The study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of Automating Library Services, Users Access and Management System in Maseno University Library. The connectivity, self-efficacy, Technology Acceptance Model theories guided the study. Descriptive research design was chosen and data and information was collected from 51 respondents was adopted using stratified simple random sampling techniques. The methods mainly used in data collections included questionnaire, interview guide, observation and direct interviews with concerned people. The study showed that the capabilities and functionality of the library automation, role of automation in revolutionizing the library, level of automation in Maseno university library and the extent of automated circulation system operation, relationship between automated cataloguing and circulation system operation had some challenges of automation in the provision of information needs of users
This chapter presents the background of the study in four aspects of historical, conceptual, theoretical and contextual, problem statement, general objectives, specific objective, research questions significance of the study and Conceptual framework.
The 21st Century has made Library a very fast growing organism with rapid transformation in all spheres of human endeavor due to the deployment of digital technologies. Opoku1 (2009) observes that digital technologies have been integrated into virtually every facet of education, commerce, health, governance and civic activity, and have become critical factors in creating wealth worldwide.
This technological innovation is tremendously impacting all levels of education, particularly in critical areas like higher education. The pervading impact of digital technologies have given birth to a number of digital libraries all over the world.
Library automation began as earlier as 1930s when punched card equipment was implemented in library for circulation and acquisition (Tilllitt, 1953).