Description

This is a cross-disciplinary text book on web-based information management for students, faculty and practitioners (in business, industry and government). The Web has emerged as a universal space of information, occasioning proliferation of electronic publications. Though efforts have been made in developing tools and methods such as search engines, metadata, portals, subject directories and subject gateways aimed at enhancing the organization of and accessibility to information on the web, more remains to be done. The book addresses gaps in the existing web-based tools and methods for information management.

Key Features

  • Cross disciplinary e.g. information science, information systems, computer science, business and records management
  • Addresses topical issues in web information management such as content management, e-records readiness, e-government, portals and intranets, open source software, emerging technologies-WiMax, Bluetooth, etc.
  • Targets audience in tertiary education, government, business and industry

Readership

Students, faculty and practitioners (in business, industry and government)

Table of Contents

Internet and World Wide Web applications; Information and knowledge management; Content management; E-records management; Electronic mail management; Digital literacy; E-government; Electronic publishing; Intranets and web portals; Web-based reference services; Organising internet resources; Open source software; Emerging information and communication technologies and applications; Information security; E-readiness assessment and information access; Managing copyright in a digital environment; Disaster management in a digital environment; Conclusion.

Details

No. of pages:
372
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780631899
Print ISBN:
9781843342748
Print ISBN:
9781843342731

About the authors

Stephen Mutula

Dr Stephen Mutula is a senior lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. He teaches in the areas of web-based information systems. He won three professional awards of excellence in 2002 and 2005 from the Emerald Literati Club (UK) and another award from the Standing Conference of East and Southern Africa Librarians (SCECSAL) in 2000 for research and scholarly publications.

Justus Wamukoya

Dr Justus W. Wamukoya is currently senior lecturer, Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. He teaches in the area of records and archives management. He has carried out a wide range of consultancy and research work in records and archives management, and has widely published on the subject.

Reviews

…interesting and useful material., Information Research