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An Assessment of the Library Application Software Packages in Selected Academic Libraries In Nigeria

TO Adubika

Abstract




The study was conducted to evaluate the library application software packages in use in six (6) academic libraries in Nigeria. Using a 53 item structured questionnaire, the study examined the adopted softwares' security, compatibility/capabilities, user-friendliness, indexing and searching abilities and other such features considered necessary in the assessment of the effectiveness of an ideal library application software package.
The study found that most application packages available in the Nigerian automation market place are effective since they are usually packages that have been fully tested, thoroughly de-bugged and well supported by vendors.

The Information Manager Vol. 7 (2) 2007: pp. 21-27



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tim.v7i2.27199
AJOL African Journals Online