Usability of library management software: An evaluation of the learnability of circulation module in service delivery in Federal University Libraries in Nigeria

  • L. Akawu
  • J.A. Alhassan
  • G.O. Oyedun
  • M.A. Bitagi
Keywords: Circulation, Evaluation, Learnability, Library management software, Usability.

Abstract

The study evaluated the learnability of circulation module of Library Management Software (LMS) used in service delivery in Federal University Libraries in Nigeria. Quasi experimental method was adopted for the study. The study evaluated the learnability of circulation module. Purposive sampling technique was adopted to select 40 participating users for the study from a population of 385 library staff consisting of librarians and para- professional staff. Observation was used as instruction to collect data for the study. Results indicated that SLAM (66.36%,), Alexandria (58.38%) and NewGenLib (65.69%) circulation modules were at acceptable region, but the level of acceptability was low due to usability issues with registration templates and features. The study recommended that registration templates and features should be improved when developing newer version in order to achieve maximal performance within a short time.

Keywords: Circulation, Evaluation, Learnability, Library management software, Usability.

Published
2021-01-14
Section
Articles

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