Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Among Library Users: A Case Study of Olusegun Oke Library, Lautech, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria (Published)
In this study an attempt has been made to know the purpose of using OPAC, how frequently users use OPAC, the satisfaction derived and the problems faced by users while using OPAC using the Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, and Oyo State, Nigeria as a case study. The study adopted the descriptive survey method. A structured questionnaire was designed to collect data. 150 questionnaires were distributed to users out of which 130 were collected representing 87% and all found useable for the study. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage and frequency counts. Findings of the study revealed that the rate at which users use the OPAC at the Olusegun Oke Library is quite high. The findings also revealed that majority of the respondents (33.0%) use the OPAC in finding journals and other reading materials, while 23.1% use the OPAC to know the availability of books in the library. Some of the problems observed from the study revealed that OPAC is not functioning properly, searching is time consuming, failure rate is more, there is lack of instruction and proper guidance from library staff on the use of OPAC. Therefore, the study suggests that improvement of OPAC functionality and the others as a matter of urgency needs the library management attention for the effective and proper utilization of OPAC.
Citation: Isau Adewole Adegun, John Olugbenga Akinola, Olatundun Oluwatoyin Oyewumi, Samuel Olusegun Adepoju (2021) , Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Among Library Users: A Case Study of Olusegun Oke Library, Lautech, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, Vol.7, No.5, pp.11-18
Keywords: LAUTECH., Library Users, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Students, university library