Perceived Impact on the Adoption of Koha on the State University Library’s Management System

Perceived Impact on the Adoption of Koha on the State University Library’s Management System

Abubakar S. Mama

ABSTRACT:

The study was conducted primarily to describe the adoption of the Koha Integrated Library System in a state university library. This study used the descriptive-correlation type of research utilizing frequency, percentage, standard deviation, and weighted mean to determine the responses of the participants. The Spearman’s Rho correlation coefficient was also used to relate the variables of the study. The study selected the library employees of a state university as the participants of the study. Based on the findings of the study, the participants’ level of awareness on the acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, member’s registration, and reporting modules of the Koha Integrated Library System was averagely described as high. Moreover, the participants’ demonstration of practices relevant to the use of the library system was also described as high. Furthermore, the participants’ perceptions of the impact of the use of the Koha Integrated Library System were also high. Finally, the relationship of the variables of the study was determined using the Spearman’s Rho correlation coefficient and the finding of the study revealed that the participants’ level of awareness and practices on the Koha Integrated Library System are significantly related to the perceived impact of adopting the system. This study points to the need of the university library officials to frequently conduct an in-house awareness program of the functions of the different modules of the Koha Integrated Library System, especially for library systems that are updated to the latest version.

Keywords: Adoption of Innovation, Koha Integrated Library System, Library Management System.