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Title: Factors Influencing the Acceptance and Use of Koha Library Software in Academic Libraries of Uganda
Authors: Alikoba, Elizabeth
Kiwelu, Jackline Estomihi Mayende
Lwanga, Esther
Keywords: Integrated Library System (ILS)
Academic Libraries
ICTs in Libraries
Acceptance of technology
Koha Library software
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: IJOLIS
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Library and Information Science;
Abstract: Purpose: The study aimed at investigating factors that influences the acceptance of Koha Integrated Library System (ILS) and its use in academic libraries in Uganda. Design/methodology/approach: The study was based on descriptive cross-sectional survey design. A representative sample of 103 was used out of target population of 140, comprising academic Librarians and ICTs personnel from four academic libraries in Uganda. Structured self-completion questionnaire, self-structured interviews and observations were used in data collection. A success response of 78% of the questionnaires sent out was realised. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS software; to establish the significance level of the factors influencing Koha acceptance. Research limitation(s): Non-academic libraries and patrons were not part of the study population. Key finding(s): The findings for the study indicate that nine factors influence the acceptance of Koha in selected academic libraries in Uganda. These include productivity, ease to use, free and open nature of Koha, peer pressure, availability of resources, domain knowledge, awareness, anxiety and computer literacy levels. Four factors were moderating variables namely: age, gender, level of education and experience. System productivity had the highest mean score of 4.20 and the least ranked factor was peer pressure with a mean of 3.12. Practical implication(s): The study has paved way for academic librarians and managers wishing to adopt Koha in regard to the core system attributes. Contribution to knowledge: The study has contributed new knowledge in the aspect of ascertaining the factors that influence acceptance of Koha in academic libraries in Uganda. Specifically productivity, ease to use. The contribution can act as a basis for further studies. Paper type: Research
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ISSN: 2522-3143
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