An online library user registration system for Buganda royal institute library.
Nambassa, Mariam Teddy
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The study aimed at designing an Online Library User Registration System for Buganda Royal Institute (BRI) Library in order to improve on the services offered by the library to its users. The objectives of the study were to; examine the current system used in registering users, identify the challenges with the current system of user registration, identify the requirements for designing an Online Library User Registration System, design an Online Library User Registration System for Buganda Royal Institute library The study adopted a case study research design that employed qualitative data collection methods of questionnaires, interview and observation methods. The study used purposive and convenience sampling methods to select 70 respondents who participated in the study at Buganda Royal Institute. The study found out that the current system is manual and paper based which uses registers and counter books to register the Library Users in the library where library users make long queues to be registered. Inadequate funding of the library was a major challenge in designing an Online Library User Registration System. The study concluded that adopting an online Library User registration system, increasing the library funding, recruitment of more library staff, designing a user friendly interface system, purchase of more ICTs such as computers, training of staff members would help to improve the skills and knowledge, implementation of the online library user registration system should enable the library staff easily register users of the library and save the time wasted.