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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064



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Integrated Library Systems and Performance of the Post-Modern Library of Kenyatta University, Kenya

Yvonne Oyaro Opiyo, David Nzuki

Abstract: Integrated Library Systems are adopted by libraries in order to meet the ever changing needs of their users and make the library staff more efficient and effective in conducting their work on a daily basis. In recent years’ libraries have made huge investments in acquisition of these systems. This study has established the effects of integrated library systems’ (ILS) performance of the Post Modern Library of Kenyatta University, Kenya. Empirical literature indicates the link between the library system and performance of its patrons, staff and other stakeholders. The study empirically analyzed the effect of usability of the library system on performance of the post- modern library of Kenyatta University, Kenya. The study used Technology Acceptance Model. The research design was descriptive cross sectional approach. The target population was 176 system users comprising of 56 library staff members from the Post Modern Library of Kenyatta University who work with the system on a daily basis, 60 students; 30 at postgraduate level and 30 students at undergraduate level. The study was guided by primary data collected using structured questionnaires and secondary data obtained from the integrated Library System used by the Kenyatta University Post Modern Library. The analysis of collected data was grounded on descriptive and multiple regression analysis. The study concluded that the KU post- modern library’s system had better usability features, included guidelines, usability testing and ease of use. The study recommends that the library management should also put in place strict measures to control access to the system avoid data loss tampering or even manipulation.

Keywords: Performance, ILS, Post-Modern Library of Kenyatta University



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