acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Implementability and supportability of library management systems: Case study of X-lib library automation system
Osaniyi Lanre
Lead City University Library, PO Box 30678, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The implementability and supportability of X-Lib Library Automation System drawing from the experience of a Nigerian University library was examined in this article. The R2ISC (risk squared) criteria are used in the analysis. The relevant components identified and analysed to determine the implementability of X-lib include: implementation assistance, vendorís responsiveness, training, vendorís background, modifications, quality of the package, documentation, software and technology maturity, while the components that were analysed in supportability include: vendorís responsiveness, quality of vendorís service, support functions, modifications, user group and warranty. The result showed 54.4 and 39.3 percentage fits respectively to the implementability and supportability requirements of the University library. The issues responsible for this state of affairs were discussed.
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