Saturday, October 1, 2011


In August, 2011 RUN Library migrates its bibliographic records from the former Portal systems to Koha Integrated Library systems. Koha is an open source software which has capacity to support the main operations and services of the library.

RUN Library was attracted to the system because of its wide adoption amongst Nigerian library community. This was considered a major plus because the library would have opportunity to compare notes with other libraries using the software. Another attraction to the system is its seamless integration of the modules. With this attribute, data would only be entered once and viewed in all other modules.

Similarly, Koha is user friendly and users need little training to use the system. Just like any other web-based resource, it is self-instructive and highly flexible. Koha is Web 2.0 compliant, hence very interactive and supportive of social networking like Facebook and Twitter do. To cap it all, Koha requires no subscription and no special training.

All library records are now accessible through the new library management system.Users are enjoined to access the records at http:/ to view the library catalog.  The catalog supports both basic and advanced searching, using parameters like title, author and publishers to mention but a few. Likewise, it is possible to search by format of information and storage medium. Presently, there are about 483 e-books in various disciplines uploaded to the system that can be read in full text.

Visit the site today and enjoy library services in a better dimension. For more inquiries, contact Mr. A. A. Adeleke in the library on intercom number 3907.