Understanding end-users’ perspectives on koha usage in selected university libraries of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords:Koha, university libraries, user's perception, Dhaka city, integrated library management system
Purpose: The research aims to figure out the present state of Koha usage and application in Bangladesh.
Methodology: The Survey method was employed with the help of a structured questionnaire. A total of 60 (Sixty) respondents were randomly selected who were getting services through Koha from the libraries. We gathered data from the participants of BRAC University Library; BUET Central Library; Eastern University Library; EWU Library; IUB Library; DIU Library; SAU Library; and Green University of Bangladesh Library. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS (20.0 version) and general statistics.
Findings: Findings indicated that most of the respondents (65%) reported Koha was easy to use, while 35% of them had a negative impression. The study explored that users expressed their highest satisfaction level with the statement ‘notifications of new arrival materials (M=3.88), Self-renewal’ (M=3.83), while the lowest M=3.40 with the statement ‘understanding user interface’’ regarding day-to-day usage of Koha.
Research limitations: The study covered the perspectives of students as users only for some selected university libraries of Dhaka City. It would be better to include the university libraries of other cities in Bangladesh as well as the perspectives of faculty users.
Practical implications: The results will be helpful to the university libraries of Bangladesh which are planning to adopt Koha in near future.
Originality/value: This is original research that empirically assesses the use and application of Koha at selected university libraries.
Keywords: Koha, university libraries, user's perceptions, Dhaka city, integrated library management system.
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