Date of this Version
Fati O. I. (2019). Debut Online Library Registration at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, Patrons’ Opinions Survey and the Good News. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
Introducing a self-service online library registration to a higher educational institution presents an opportunity for technology adoption evaluation, which may be useful to other institutions. This paper presents the experience of the deployment of online library registration built on koha library management software (KLMS), to ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. The system was built on Koha Circulation module and before it was commissioned, it was presented to three categories of prospective users for observations. Firstly, to the members of library’s automation department’s staff, then to the library management which also includes the Readers’ Services Librarian, and lastly, to the representatives of the University community which include the Principal Officers of the University, the Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments, students’ union representatives and the members of Library Staff. At each presentation, participants applauded the initiative. The aim of this research was to investigate the users’ opinions about the first and a newly introduced online library registration system using koha library management software (KLMS) at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. It was anticipated that the outcome of the research will be useful both to improve the system and to benefit other libraries that use koha or other library management software (LMS).