A web-driven circulation control system for Makerere Law School Library
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The purpose of this project was to design a Web Driven Circulation Control System for Makerere Law School Library that provides a convenient, easy-to-use, internet-based application for librarians and users to track and manage the library resources. The objectives of the study were to; examine the current Browne circulation system used at Makerere Law School Library, establish the challenges of Browne circulation system at Makerere Law School Library, establish the necessary requirements in designing a Web Driven Circulation Control System at Makerere Law School Library, design and implement a web driven circulation system at Makerere Law School Library that has an improved inventory control of resources at the University. The study employed a case study research design since the study targeted a particular institution that is Makerere Law School Library. The study adopted a qualitative research approach in collecting data. Purposive sampling was used to select 18 respondents who participated in the study. The study found out that majority of library users at Makerere Law School Library were University students. Majority of the information resources in the Makerere Law School Library were text books accessed by the users to meet their learning teaching and research needs. Library staff use counter books and registers in the management of the information resources and users’ details. The major challenge faced with the library circulation system is the inadequate information resources caused by inadequate funding in the Makerere Law School Library. It was there needful to design a library circulation in order to support the staff in delivering resources to the users of the Makerere Law School Library. The study concluded that a Web Driven Circulation Control System would help the library staff provide library resources to the users, inadequate Information Resources and inadequate funds as the major challenges would be solved by increasing the library funding so as to support the library users meet their needs. The study recommended that the library staff should increase on the library funding, develops a library circulation policy, acquire more computers for the users to access and more staff with technical IT skills, should digitize all Information Resources to promote the access and provision.