The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, is test running an application developed by students of the institution.
Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo issued a statement Thursday:
“Following the approval of the Vice Chancellor of FUTA, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, the library of the institution has begun the pilot test run of software developed by a student for access control.
“The software, named TouchNut developed by a team led by a 400 Level student of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mr Daniel Adeniyi, is now being used to regulate entry and exit of students into the Albert Ilemobade Library as well as to monitor the library’s activities”.
Adeniyi explained that the software has an easy-to-use identification system which will helpe the security unit to monitor the activities going on in the library.
Adebanjo said TouchNut provides an intranet server that contains students’ information and it comes with an intranet connection.
He disclosed that the software application server was also well-secured.
“Adeniyi pointed out that with the TouchNut app, students can borrow books and members of staff of the library will not need to worry about their return on their respective expiration dates because the software will track down student’s card and notify the staff.
“The TouchNut identification Software will be useful to three major units in the library. First is the security unit as it helps them check people in and out of the library.
“Second is the circulation unit because it helps create user profiles for students, develop and assign cards as well.
“And lastly is the Management Unit because the management has complete oversight of everything that happens in the library”, Adebanjo said.
The Deputy Director disclosed that the application would be deployed to other areas of activities on the campus.