Evaluating the X-Lib library automation system at Babcock University, Nigeria: a case study

Osaniyi, Lanre (2010) Evaluating the X-Lib library automation system at Babcock University, Nigeria: a case study. Information Development, 26 (1) . pp. 87-97. ISSN 0266-6669 [Article] (doi:10.1177/0266666909358306)


The objective of this article is to evaluate the potential of the X-Lib Library Automation System in Nigerian
university libraries through an assessment of how it meets the current and future requirements of Babcock University Library. The current and future potential of X-Lib in Babcock University Library were examined using the R2ISC criteria. The criteria used to evaluate current potential included: the ability of Xlib to accommodate a large collection; ability to integrate the basic operations of acquisitions, cataloguing, and circulation; modular design; ease of use; ability to search and retrieve records by various fields; ability to produce end user
reports; ability to define security or restrict users to specific screens; ability to perform specialized services;
and backup and restore utility. The criteria analysed to determine future potential included: response time;
level of configurability; operating system; upgrade; hardware; and the future of the developer or vendor. The
result showed 62.6 and 45.5 percentage fits respectively to the current and future requirements of the Babcock
University Library. The strengths and limitations of X-Lib are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Library and Student Support
ISI Impact: 0
Item ID: 4788
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 13:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:18
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/4788

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