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By Stephen Mutula and Justus Wamukoya (Auth.)

It is a cross-disciplinary textual content ebook on web-based details administration for college students, school and practitioners (in company, and government). the net has emerged as a common area of data, occasioning proliferation of digital courses. even though efforts were made in constructing instruments and techniques corresponding to se's, metadata, portals, topic directories and topic gateways aimed toward improving the association of and accessibility to details on the internet, extra is still performed. The booklet addresses gaps within the latest web-based instruments and strategies for info management.

  • Cross disciplinary e.g. details technology, details platforms, laptop technological know-how, company and documents management
  • Addresses topical concerns in net details administration reminiscent of content material administration, e-records readiness, e-government, portals and intranets, open resource software program, rising technologies-WiMax, Bluetooth, etc.
  • Targets viewers in tertiary schooling, executive, company and

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Ways of enhancing content generation and use Increasingly, corporate organisations are harnessing content to enhance competitiveness and productivity. Among other actions, meeting these goals will require: 43 Web Information Management creation and sharing of content within organisations by all people; requisite infrastructure for accessing the content; production and dissemination of local content; digital inclusion; adopting systems that cater for diverse abilities, skills and preferences; promotion of literacy and support for the digitally challenged; provision of diverse interfaces; online education and support; promotion of user-centred methodology in building systems; provision of high bandwidth for multimedia content; building institutional capacities to collect, organise, store and share information and knowledge; use of wireless application protocol (WAP) portals to facilitate access portability; cyber-mentoring; integration of ICT in the cultural milieu of a people; provision of interactive content; conservation of local content; human resource development strategies; public awareness of the capabilities of ICT; free flow of information and knowledge; using open standards to create and share content.

As logical entities, electronic records have three attributes: content, context and structure (Roper and Millar, 1999). E-records, unlike their paper-based counterparts, can be authenticated using metadata. In addition, as noted by Cain and Millar (2004a), computer generated records are qualitatively different from traditional paper records. They are more vulnerable to manipulation, are harder to authenticate and their legal status can be difficult to determine compared with paper-based records.

The goals should be clearly outlined, reflecting the views of all stakeholders. Identifying requirements: All stakeholders must be involved in identifying the various requirements of the content management system. In so doing, the system selected will benefit all those involved, consequently achieving content management efficiency. Considerations have to focus on content creation, management, publishing, presentation, contract and business. Content creation: This functionality is required by content creators who will be using the system to create content.

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