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Item EmbargoA First Aid Information Mobile Application.(Kabale University, 2020) Kabere, July SmithLack of Knowledge about first aid applications among people caused by lack of awareness and inability to find real-time information concerning the cause of the illness. Many people neglect the correct ways of administering the right first aid procedures when an emergency happens. As a result, this causes many complications such as the risk of possible bacterial infection, paralysis, and other severe infections if the wrong procedures of first aid are being administered to the victim. This therefore necessitates a First Aid Information Mobile Application that would provide tips and information regarding the application of first aid to different patients and later provide a fast hospital location for better medication. The purpose of this study was to develop an android mobile application that will provide real-time information on how to apply first aid by any nearby persons to different causalities. Item Open AccessAdoption of Electronic Records Management System in Managing Patients Records at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.(Kabale University, 2022) Musiimenta, LuckyThis study was about the adoption of an electronic records management system in managing patient records at Kabale regional Referral Hospital. It was guided by specific objectives which included; establishing the availability of Electronic Records Management Systems in Hospitals, finding out the benefits that have accrued with the adoption of Electronic Records Management Systems in Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, investigating the strategies employed for effective management of patients records in Hospitals and to identify the system challenges encountered in managing patient records Hospitals. The study used a cross-sectional study design where qualitative research design was used. The study targeted a population of 100 Participants and a sample of 80 Participants using the Morgan and Krejen table. The study used an interview guide and observation methods to collect data from Participants who were patients, hospital administration, and records personnel. The study found that the adoption of an electronic records management system for managing patient records in Kabale Regional Referral Hospital in Kabale District the control quality of information improves the filing system, Regulate and oversees actions and decisions, improves information handling and allows quick retrieval, Reduces operating costs, foster professionalism and avoid records redundancy. Participants gave the challenges as low service quality due to lack of qualified staff, followed by inadequate knowledge, Lack of security and privacy, technological changes, unstable power supply, additional operating costs, computer viruses, and lastly information hacking and misuse Possible ways of improving electronic records in Kabale Regional Referral Hospital were installation of anti virus soft wares which was ranked highly by the Participants followed by regular change of passwords, using only trained personnel, Restrictions on access to records, have stable power supply, Records be maintained in its Cycle, have a backup system and more workshops be provided to all records keepers at Kabale RRH for proper maintenance of records. then finally the study recommended that there is need for the hospital to increase its training programs or workshops in electronic records keeping to the record managers, recruit trained personnel and the records and information keeping department should keep viruses monitoring soft ware's updated Item EmbargoAirline Ticket Reservation System For Kampala Executive Aviation.(Kabale University, 2019) Magezi, DavidThis project's main objective was to design an Airline Reservation System application that would enable customers to search and book flights, packages, and hotels. The project was designed in PHP technology and consists of an SQL server that acts as the database for the project. My motivation for the project came from my enthusiasm and strong urge to learn PHP. The Airline Reservation System project mainly consists of two types of users. The customers who access the information provided by the website and the administrator who modifies and updates the information available on the website. All the data needed for the application is stored in the form of tables in the SQL server 2000. The report contains the details of all the tasks carried out during the entire software development life cycle of the Airline Reservation Project. This document depicts all the details of the project starting from the project design to testing. Item EmbargoAn Examination of Records Management in Private Sector Agencies in Kabale Municipality: A Case Study of Kigezi Private Sector.(Kabale University, 2019) Kakuru, DanisThis study examined the role of records management in the promotion of human rights in an organization in a case study of the Kigezi private sector in Kabale municipality. The objectives of the study were: to identify the role of records management, to examine the challenges faced in records management, and to suggest possible solutions to challenges faced in records management in the Kigezi private sector in Kabale municipality. A descriptive research design was used. Self-administered questionnaires and interview guides were used in collecting data from 40 respondents using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The data was analyzed using Excel, a computer software to generate descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages and they were presented in tables and text. In the study findings on the role of records management in the Kigezi private sector in Kabale municipality, the highest number of the respondents mentioned improved decision-making while the least number of the respondents mentioned financial value. Other respondents mentioned legal value, administrative value and information resource for strategic planning purposes, on challenges of records management in Kigezi private sector in Kabale municipality the highest number of respondents mentioned lack the basic skills and competences for handling records and archives, the lowest number of respondents mentioned weak legislative and organizational infrastructures, others mentioned phobia for computers, absence of an archival institution and inadequate finance and on possible solutions to challenges of records management in Kigezi private sector in Kabale municipality the highest number of respondents mentioned provision of quality leadership, the lowest number of respondents talked that there should be reference of Records, others mentioned that there should be enough storage of records, there should be facilities for staff, provision of quality services to customers based on their needs and provision of high quality information on federal government operations. On recommendations, there should be facilities for Staff. Staff needs suitable working and recreational accommodation, following the standards in effect within the government or organization, there should be the provision of quality leadership to promote the efficient management of organizations' resources correctly, and there should be the provision of quality services to customers based on their needs that is changing the view of management from sole control to service, Enhance customer focus through strong partnerships; Commit to achieving high standards of customer services, there should be a need to provide high-quality information on federal government operations which fully supports financial and performance reporting, establish standards and definitions and all top management should be committed to implementing effective and efficient internal controls. Internal controls are processes, both administrative and program-specific that ensure programs achieve their intended results, and that organizations realize their goals. Item EmbargoAn Examination of Records Retention and Disposition Policy at Kabale University.(Kabale University, 2022) Nayakiira, PromiseThe study looked at the records retention and disposition policy at Kabale University. The study was guided by objectives like establishing the current status of the retention and disposition policy at Kabale University, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the retention and disposition policy at Kabale University, and suggesting possible solutions to the weaknesses of the retention and disposition policy at Kabale University. The study sampled a total of 15 which was collected and used in the analysis. Data was collected through questionnaires and interviews. The research used a descriptive research design. Research findings showed that the retention schedule lays down the length of time in which the record needs to be retained. Some respondents also showed that neither social promotion nor retention is supported by available research as a first option for students experiencing academic difficulty. The majority of the respondents showed that there is inadequate knowledge about the retention and disposition policy at Kabale University. Lack of security and privacy was also reflected by respondents who showed that the retrieved records may lack security and privacy since they are displayed for review and discussion hence affecting their privacy. Restrictions on access to records showed that the University should also keep personnel files that reflect performance reviews and any complaints brought against the University or individual employees under applicable state and federal statutes. Therefore according to the study, an effective records retention and disposition policy at Kabale University is the control quality of information, improves the filing system, Regulates and oversee actions and decisions, improves information handling and allows quick retrieval, Reduces operating costs, fosters professionalism, and avoids records redundancy. The study recommends that the University should discuss through meetings the retention and disposition schedule for the documents in the university records. There is a need for the University to increase its training programs or workshops in electronic records keeping to the grassroots people. Item EmbargoAn Image Sharing Encryption Management System For Kabale University.(Kabale University, 2022) Bemera, RaubenInformation security has been the most common word uttered by any man any device or any peripheral for the past two centuries. Protection from malicious sources has become a part of the invention or the discovery cycle. Myriad methods of protection are used ranging from a simple authentication password to most complex cryptography or Steganography algorithms for hiding the extremely sensitive data. The other useful information security scheme for proving ownership is through watermarking. The purpose of this study was to develop an Image Encryption Management System that will help Kabale University students and staff share their secret pictures. Item EmbargoAn Online Recruitment System.(Kabale University, 2019) Mucureezi, JoshuaThis project was aimed at developing a central recruitment process system for Hope For Africa Centre Company. Some features of this system are; creating vacancies, storing application data, Scheduling interviews, storing Interview results for the applicant, and finally Hiring the applicant. Reports may be required to be generated for the use of the Hope For Africa Centre. This project 'Online Recruitment System' is an online website in which jobseekers can register themselves online. Based on the outcome of the exam the job seekers will be shortlisted. The exam shall be conducted at some venue after a short listing of the preliminary Aptitude Test. The details of the examination, venue & Date of the examination will be made available to them through the website. Item EmbargoThe Application of ICT in Reference Service at Kabale University Library.(Kabale University, 2022) Aharimpisya, BarnabasThe study was about the application of ICT in reference service at Kabale University. The study was guided by specific objectives which included to determine the extent to which application of ICT are used for rendering reference services at Kabale University Library, to identify the constraints for effective application of ICT for reference services in Kabale University and to propose the strategies for improving application of ICT for reference services in Kabale University Library. The study adopted a descriptive design using a qualitative approach. The study considered a sample size of 15 library staff of Kabale University library. Both questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect data. The study findings indicated that information sharing, communication purposes, cataloguing and classification of library materials, issuing in and out of library materials (circulation), storage, retrieval and dissemination of information and e-resources trainings were applications of ICT use for rendering reference services at Kabale University Library. The study findings also indicated that inadequate hardware and software, unreliable power supply, internet breakdown with low internet bandwidth, technological phobia, low level of ICT skills and literacy and inadequate financial support were constraints for effective application of ICT for reference services at Kabale University. The study findings indicated that that training of library users, provision of internet services, availability of computer technology maintenance policy document, provision of current and up-dated computer technology equipment, providing user accounts for easy access of library resources and regular power supply were possible strategies for improving application of ICT for reference services in Kabale University Library. The researcher recommended that application of computer technologies in reference services in university libraries should be encouraged as this would boost the morale of libraries and improve efficiency of librarians in providing current and timely information to their users. Item EmbargoArchiving of Records in Kanungu Local Government Registry.(Kabale University, 2020) Atuhaire, CatherineThis study investigated archival records practices in Kanungu Local Government Registry. The objectives of the study were to find out the types of records maintained at Kanungu Local Government Registry, identify the records processes involved in archiving records, to investigate challenges faced by records officers in archiving records, and suggest measures to improve the archiving of records in Kanungu Local Government. A qualitative case study research design was used. Data was collected using interviews, documentary review, and observation methods. A total of 15 respondents were selected using a purposive sampling technique. Data was analyzed using content analysis and thematic analysis. The finding revealed that historical records, policy documents, minutes of meetings, financial documents, employment records, incoming and outgoing documents, and financial statements were some of the records kept in the Kanungu Registry. The record processes involved in archiving records involved grouping similar types of records together, separating folders containing low-value information, use of archival boxes to store the files, assigning the collection labels, and surveying the collection to gain an understanding of its condition and contents. The challenges faced by records officers in archiving records included; lack of enough data capture tools, inadequate training skills for record staff, integration of records systems, risk of fire, water, and rats, uncoordinated officers working in a similar co-operation, short retention periods for archiving records, costs associated with maintaining records, limited storage space of the achi val repository. The proposed strategies for improving the archival of records in the registry involved monitoring and evaluation process, implementation of policies that govern archives storage, staff training, and a strategic plan. The study recommends that the Kanungu local government Registry should be availed with more storage space and professional records officers to improve the quality of information services provided IO the people of the Kanungu district. The processes involved in archiving records in the Registry should be improved to avoid delays in records archiving. Item EmbargoAssessing The Factors Affecting The Utilization of Electronic Records in Nursing Schools: A Case Study Of Kabale School of Comprehensive Nursing.(Kabale University, 2019) Tumwijukye, WarrenThis study assessed the factors affecting the Utilization of Electronic Records in Nursing Schools. A case study of the School of comprehensive Nursing. The objectives of the study were: to identify the role of utilization of electronic records, to investigate the factors affecting the utilization of electronic records, and to suggest possible ways of improving utilization of electronic records in the Kabale school of comprehensive nursing. The study used a cross-sectional study design. A target population of 80 respondents was used for the study and a sample size of 40 respondents was selected. Questionnaires, interview guides, and observation checklists were used for the study in data collection and data was analyzed using Excel, for generating descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages. They were presented in tables, and text. The study results on the role of Utilization of Electronic Records in the Kabale School of comprehensive Nursing, the respondents mentioned facilitates retrieval, enables staff to access all information anytime, enables quicker and cheaper document compilation, provides access to extensive information, and contribution to strategic planning, on factors affecting Utilization of Electronic Records in Kabale school of comprehensive Nursing, the respondents mentioned inadequate funds, low level of computer skills, lack of records management awareness, lack of training and poor management of records and the study results on possible ways of improving Utilization of Electronic Records in Kabale school of comprehensive Nursing, the respondents mentioned records management guidelines, increasing digital sources, installation of electronic security, engage students in a digital collection, training of staff and records management policy. Item EmbargoAssessing The Impact of Record Managers Training on Organizational Performance: A Case Study of Kabale University.(Kabale University, 2019) Kyasimiire, SheillahThe study was about the impact of records managers' training on organizational performance. A case study of Kabale University. The study was guided by three objectives which were: to ascertain the impact of records managers' training on organizational performance, to determine the challenges faced by records managers' training on organizational performance, and to suggest possible solutions to records management pieces of training and organizational performance. A total sample of forty-five (45) respondents was considered for the study. This included the Head of Departments, Academic Registrar and University Secretary, and Records Staff. The researcher used both simple random and purposive sampling techniques in identifying the study sample population. The methods that were used in data collection included questionnaires, observation, and interviews. Data collected was edited, coded, entered into the computer, and analyzed with Excel, a Microsoft statistical package, the results were presented in tables. Based on the results from the study all respondents agreed that there were several impacts of records managers training on organizational performances and among others including enhancing the individual's capacity to contribute optimally to the development of the organization, training is an ideal way to learn a job and it helps employees to improve their skills, training is an ideal way to learn a job and it helps employees to improve their skills, employee training programs to improve the adaptability and flexibility of the workforces. From objective two above, it was found out that there was a lack of basic skills and competencies for handling records, technological hurdles because most of the information is kept in the form of multimedia, insufficient cost the record center cannot provide a good service and without good planning on the budget the record, records management are not specific to a particular file format. From the research, objective three it was found as indicated by the respondents from Kabale University that the study findings indicated that employing skilled personnel, maintaining the authenticity and trustworthiness of electronic records, developing a records disaster recovery plan, offering advice to registry organizations, and protection of vital records. The study concluded that the University secretary should appoint a person with a Records Management qualification to revive the records departmental office for effective utilization. Item EmbargoAssessing The Impact of Records Managers Training on Performance of Municipalities: A case Study Of Kabale Munuciplity Kabale District.(Kabale University, 2019) Ninshaba, ClareThe most outstanding aim of this study was assessing the impact of Records Managers Training on the performance of Municipalities. The objectives of the study were; to find out the role of Records Managers on the performance of the municipality, to find out the types or records kept in :,3bale municipality, to find out the challenges faced by Records Managers in the management of records, and to find out the possible solution to the challenges face by record managers in managing record in Kabale Municipality. The study was carried out in Kabalc municipality and data was corrected from I5 respondents including administrative staff, registry staff, and clients. Some administrators were given questionnaires and interview schedules to those who we,-c very busy and could not get enough time to answer questionnaires. The collected data was checked and analyzed. tabulated and calculated in percentages and degrees and the results obtained indicated that Records Managers play a very big role in the performance of Kabale Municipality. The major findings of the study about the role of Records Managers were. Promoting accountability, facilitating decision-making, saving time and space, and proper administration However, the respondents also indicated that there also some challenges that were being faced by Records Managers of Kabale municipality but some possible solutions were proposed. Finally, the following recommendations were advanced by the rcscn,·cher. There is a need to introduce other methods of security of records management systems such as the use of computer program packages such as database and pastel respectively for this can reduce the tow and growth of paper records, there also should be skilled personnel who have more experience and proper training in the field of records management, there also should tic on job training especially the records staff of Kabale municipality in order !' or them to keep updating themselves with current methods of managing. maintaining and preserving records. The records manager should procure other storage equipment to cater to the growing paper records. Item EmbargoAssessing the Relevancy of Records Management in the Service Delivery of Referral Hospitals.A Case Study of Kakooba Health Centre Iv, Mbarara Municipality.(Kabale University, 2014) Brendah, NampijaThis study was aimed at establishing the relationship between records management and service delivery in Referral Hospitals with the case study Kakooba Health Center IV, Mbarara Municipality as the study area. The study had five chapters with chapter one covering the background of the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, study objectives, research questions, and scope of the study and significance of the study. The study set specifically to examine how records are created, stored, maintained, distributed and disposed of in Health centers, assess the relevance of records management in service delivery, identify the challenges of records management and suggest the possible solutions to challenges faced while managing records. Chapter two covered the existing literature on the relationship between records management and service delivery in Referral Hospitals covering objective by objective. In chapter three, the researcher described the methods that were used during the study which included; the research design, study population and sample size, methods of data collection, data analysis and presentation and limitations encouraged during the study. Chapter four described the bio-data of the respondents which included; gender, age, marital status, level of education, responsibility held in the hospital and empirical result basing on the objectives represented using tables and figures. Chapter five covered the discussions basing on the stated objectives, summary of finding, conclusion, recommendations and areas for further research. Item EmbargoAssessing Utilization of Information Access Tools in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of National Teachers College Kabale.(Kabale University, 2022) Arimpwera, PhionaThis Purpose of this study was to assess the utilization of information access tools in academic libraries. A case study of National Teachers College Kabale. It was guided by the following research objectives; identifying the types of information access tools used at National Teachers College Kabale, finding out the challenges faced by users when utilizing information resources at National Teachers College Kabale and suggesting possible solutions to the challenges faced by users in utilizing available information resources at National Teachers College Kabale. A qualitative case study research design was preferred because it helped the researcher to study the selected issues in depth. The sample size comprised of 180 respondents. Observation method, interviewing method and document review method were the data collection methods used by the researcher. The study findings revealed that different types of information access tools were used at National Teachers College Kabale and they include among others catalogues, indexes, abstracts, classification schemes, bibliographies, search engines and subject directories. It was evident that difficulty in locating library materials for quicker information search was the major challenge faced by students in utilizing available information resources at National Teachers College Kabale followed by inadequate ICT Literacy Skills. Inadequate well trained information workers, lack of awareness of library users to information resources, improper accurate information, inadequate funds to procure ICT tools were also among the challenges faced while training of staff, recruitment of qualified library staff, provision of different information materials, provision of internet facilities, creation of awareness and finally government funding were pointed out by respondents as possible solutions to the challenges faced by students in utilizing available information resources in National Teachers College Kabale. Item EmbargoAssessment of Record Keeping Practices in Nursing Schools: A Case of Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi.(Kabale University, 2020) Gambamazima, RuthThe Purpose was to Assess the record keeping Practices in nursing schools. The study was guided with four objectives; identifying different types of records at Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi, identifying the importance of the records Keeping Practices at Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi, to examine the challenges faced with keeping records at Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi and to propose possible solutions for effective records Keeping Practices at Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi. The study doted descriptive research design because it provided a framework for interpreting the variables of the study. The target population was 15 and a simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents in the organization where the study was conducted. The results indicated that; the department has never appraised or disposed its records ever since its establishment, records had already filled up the strong room which is no longer accessible and some of the records are staffed in boxes and some piled on the floors. It was recommended that the department adopts a record Keeping policy, train its staff on simple records keeping standards, adopts a records preservation plan, revive the records office and to appraise and dispose records systematically. The research concluded that Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi has worked seriously on records keeping problems though the safety and security of records is a challenge to personnel in-charge of records. Also, at Uganda Nursing School-Bwindi it was revealed that there were numerous instances where important documents and notes were not kept in secure conditions. Item Open AccessAssessment of Records Management Practices among the Administrative Staff of University Education: A Case Study of Bishop Stuat University.(Kabale University, 2017) Alex, AhibisibweThe study was about the assessment of Records management practices among the administrative staff of University Education; case study of Bishop Stuart University From about, the types of records kept in Bishop Stuart University were; financial records, administrative records, email and medical records. From the findings of the study, the researcher found out that there were importance of Records Management practices among the administrative staff in Bishop Stuart University and these include; references, records for evidence, budgeting, safe guard vital information, decision making-accountability and planning. The researcher found out that there were challenges of records management practices among the administrative staff in Bishop Stuart University and among ones were; Lack of enough funds to purchase necessary equipment such as books, computers and files, misfiling, lack of enough computers, lack of enough reading space, quick deteriotion of records, shortage of qualified staff, Excessive records costs and lost records. The study concluded that there were strategies used to improve Records management practices among the administrative staff in Bishop Stuart University, which included; use of modern technology, updating records, use of proper storage, trained staff, filling of records in alphabetic order and automation of records. Item EmbargoAssessment of the Preservation and Conservation of Teachers’ Records at Rubanda District Local Government(Kabale University, 2020) Gumoshabe, Alexander R.The study assessed the preservation and conservation of teachers’ records at Rubanda Local Government in central registry. The study was guided by the following objectives: to identify the activities carried out in the preservation and conservation of teachers’ records at Rubanda district Local Government, to examine the causes of deterioration of teachers’ records at Rubanda district. Local Government, to assess the challenges faced in the preservation and conservation of teachers’ records at Rubanda district Local Government and to propose strategies to improve the preservation and conservation of teachers’ records at Rubanda district Local Government. Literature review focused on the specific objectives and was got through documentary analysis and internet sources. The population of Rubanda District Local Government office consisted of over 30 staff in different departments such as the registry department, finance department, community development, veterinary and animal husbandry, health department, administration and users (clients) such as teachers. Descriptive research design was used and a sample size of 17 respondents was used and these included 4 records staff (one records manager, two records assistants and one office messenger) and 10 teachers and 3 administrators. Data collection methods used included questionnaire method and interviewing method. Data was then analyzed using words and statements, and later presented in form of thesis and tables. The findings of the study also revealed that, Rubanda district Local Government has no means for the preservation and neither conservation of records. Records are stored in boxes, some placed on shelves, cabinets and on tables. The findings of the study revealed that, biological threats, mishandling of records, dust, humidity, fungi, pests and moulds, pollution, plucking of pages of documents and poor retrieval and filling practices are leading causes of deterioration of teachers records. Item EmbargoChallenges Faced by Public Libraries in Delivering Services to Users: A Case Study of Kigali Public Library.(Kabale University, 2014) Rachel, MukabarisaThe study aimed at examining the challenges faced by Public Libraries in delivering services to the public. Chapter one contains background of the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, research questions, scope of the study, significance of the study and definition of operational terms. Chapter two reviews the literature that was carried out by different scholars and academicians in relation to the study. The study was guided by four objectives namely; to find out services offered by Kigali Public Library to the public, to find out the kind of information materials kept in Kigali Public Library, to establish the challenges faced/encountered during service delivery and to suggest possible solutions to the challenges. The researcher used three data collection instruments to acquire information from respondents namely; questionnaires, interview guides and observation. The collected data was be edited, recorded, entered into computer and analyzed with excel a Microsoft statistical package. The results were presented using tables. A total sample of fifty (50) respondents were considered for the study of which five (5) were administrators and forty-five (45) were clients of Kigali Public Library; the researcher used both simple random and purposive sampling in identifying the study sample. Chapter four discussed the findings of the study and presented them indifferent forms. The findings were related to the set objectives and analysis using SPSS software. In chapter five conclusions were made and recommendations were put across to improve Kigali Public Library. Item Open AccessThe Contribution of Archives Management in the Performance of Local Government Central Registry, Rwanda.(Kabale University, 2015) Judith, UwamweziThe study was about the contribution of Archives management performance in local government: a case study of Gicumbi District local government central registry in Rwanda. The study was guided by the following objectives, to identify the kind of archives kept in Gicumbi District local government, to identify the challenges of archives management in managing archives in Gicumbi District, to identify the challenges of archives management, and to suggest possible solutions and make recommendations to the above challenges. The scope of the study was limited to information about the contributions of archives management in performance in Gicumbi District and it mainly focused on recent period that is 2014 Literature related to the topic of the study was retrieved. The research was descriptive cross section research design. The study targeted the administration and staff of Gicumbi District, both male and female above the age of eighteen. The sample size of the study was 10 respondents. Purposive sampling technique was used to get the required respondents. Data collection methods included interview, observation, and documentary review and questionnaire methods. Data was represented, interpreted, and analyzed using tables and frequency distribution tables with the help of Microsoft excel and word The findings of the study were the kind of archives kept which included: periodicals and manuals, supporting business documents and financial statements. The role of archives management included; to detect errors and wastes, provide proper study of the position of the institution, comparison of business and solution to disputes and policy formulation in improving employee’s performance. The researcher recommended that three should be provision of computers in the registry to ease the work of filing and safe handling of encode than paper management. The researcher also recommended that there should be employment of people mainly for cleaning or for regular cleaning of the files in the registry that mainly employed for cleaning only Item EmbargoThe Contributions of Cataloguing Towards the Perfomance of Academic Libraries.(Kabale University, 2015) Agness, TumukudeThis study was about the contributions of cataloguing towards the performance in academic libraries: a case study of Mukombe library Kabale University. It was guided by the following objectives: to identify the contributions of cataloguing towards the performance of academic library of Kabale University, to find out the challenges faced the librarians when carrying out cataloguing in academic library of Kabale University, to find out the possible solutions to those challenges faced by librarians when carrying out cataloguing in academic library of Kabale University. The research study was conducted using a case study research design which was both qualitative and quantitative in nature. The study involved 50 respondents from whom data was collected using questionnaire and interviews among other instruments The findings of the study revealed to the researcher, that there are contributions of cataloguing and they include: cataloguing helps to find list of what exists in the library. Cataloguing helps to facilitated the location of a particular publication in the library. It helps to relate and display to getter the editions which the library has of a given author. It arranges entries of complex material in library under headings of personal authors. Electronic cataloguing helps in book selection in the library and cataloguing helps librarians to save the time while processing the identification entries of automatic retrieval of information in the library. With advanced technology globally computers should be advanced to help the library users to get access to up dated information when they are connected to the internet. Computers and internet also help libraries to keep records involved in various jobs such as ordering, cataloguing, and circulating books. Computer based catalogues called online public catalogues in many libraries.