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Digital Access and E-Government

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Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite information laws. However, there is hope that many countries are now recognizing the importance of providing access to public information resources. Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries explores the relationships that exist between access to information laws and e-government. It shares the strategies used in encouraging access to information in a variety of jurisdictions and environments, to be of use to e-government designers and practitioners, policymakers, and university professors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Information Access, the Digital Divide, and Knowledge-Based Economies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND LITERATURE
    4. EXPLORATORY STUDY
    5. ANALYSIS OF INTERVENTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Digital Television Transition in South Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OBSTACLES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL TELEVISION
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    7. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Archival Legislation and Archival Services in Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IMPORTANCE OF ARCHIVES AND RECORDS LEGISLATION
    4. ARCHIVES AND RECORDS LEGISLATION IN AFRICA
    5. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LEGISLATION
    6. BASIC ELEMENTS OF LEGISLATION
    7. DEFINITION OF TERMS
    8. ARCHIVAL LEGISLATION AND FUNCTIONS OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES
    9. ARCHIVAL LEGISLATION AND THE POWERS OF THE ARCHIVIST
    10. ARCHIVAL LEGISLATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPARTMENTS
    11. ARCHIVES ADVISORY BOARDS
    12. PLACES OF DEPOSIT
    13. DECLARATION OF PRIVATE ARCHIVES AS PUBLIC ARCHIVES
    14. ARCHIVAL LEGISLATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER LAWS
    15. E-GOVERNMENT, E-RECORDS, AND ARCHIVAL LEGISLATION
    16. CONCLUSION
    17. REFERENCES
    18. ADDITIONAL READING
    19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: The Future of Library Services in the Digital Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITION OF TERMS
    4. ADVANCEMENTS IN ICT AND ITS EFFECTS ON LIBRARIES
    5. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF DIGITIZATION
    6. THE COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Towards a Regional Ontology for E-Participation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AN ECOLOGICAL VIEW TO TRANSFORMATIONAL GOVERNMENT
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: E-Inclusion Strategies in Public Administrations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL INCLUSION STRATEGIES: SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE CONTEXT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
    4. THE INFORMATION SOCIETY AND DIGITAL INCLUSION IN SPAIN: STRATEGIES ON A NATIONAL LEVEL
    5. REGIONAL GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Freedom of Information and Records Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. UNDERSTANDING OF E-GOVERNMENT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AFRICA
    4. E-GOVERNMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
    5. ACCESS TO INFORMATION FRAMEWORK
    6. FOI AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT: EFFECTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY DRIVERS?
    7. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT MEANS TOWARDS EFFECTIVE E-GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PARADIGM IN AFRICA
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Adoption of E-Government in Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CURRENT E-GOVERNMENT STATUS IN AFRICA
    4. STUDY AIM AND OBJECTIVES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
    7. BENEFITS OF E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES
    8. E-GOVERNMENT DELIVERY MODELS
    9. BENCHMARKING E-GOVERNMENT
    10. E-GOVERNMENT READINESS
    11. E-Government Initiatives in Africa
    12. Africa’s E-Government Readiness
    13. Challenges and Barriers to E-Government Adoption
    14. THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN E-GOVERNMENT
    15. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    16. REFERENCES
    17. ADDITIONAL READING
    18. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: A Critique of Legal Framework Facilitating Access to Government Information in Tanzania
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND TO ICT DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN TANZANIA
    4. ANALYSIS OF LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION IN TANZANIA
    5. REFORMING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION IN TANZANIA
    6. FUTURE STUDIES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: Botswana's e-Government Development Trajectory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. E-GOVERNMENT IN AFRICA
    5. E-GOVERNMENT IN BOTSWANA
    6. COMMENTS AND ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: E-Guidelines for the Effectiveness of E-Government Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN THRUST
    5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 12: Contextual Analysis of the Organizational Knowledge Systems in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. KNOWLEDGE AS A STRATEGIC SOURCE
    3. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW ON EVALUATION OF ORGANIZATION INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. FINDINGS ON THE ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN ORGANIZATIONAL WORKING PROCESSES IN TURKEY
    7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: The Reasons of Low E-Government Take-Up in Europe
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES DEVELOPMENT
    4. 3. METHODOLOGY
    5. 4. STATISTICAL ANALYSES AND FINDINGS
    6. 5. DISCUSSIONS, CONCLUSIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Botswana's e-Government Programme
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MULTI-STAKEHOLDER E-GOVERNMENT TRUST MODEL
    4. THREATS/RISKS TO TRUST IN BOTSWANA’S E-GOVERNMENT
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. Additional Reading
  22. Chapter 15: Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) Implementation in a Developing World Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. Effort Expectancy
    5. Performance Expectancy
    6. Facilitating Conditions
    7. Social Influences
    8. Computer Attitudes
    9. Computer Anxiety
    10. Compatibility
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: E-Government Development in Botswana
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: Enabling Instruments for Digital Access and e-Government in Zimbabwe
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STRATEGIES FOR ENABLING DIGITAL ACCESS AND E-GOVERNMENT
    5. THE ROLE OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN E-GOVERNEMNT
    6. PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND E-GOVERNMENT IN ZIMBABWE
    7. WAY FORWARD
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 18: ICT Adoption by Virtual Organizations in the Developing Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 19: E-Government Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-GOVERNMENT LEVELS
    4. A SNAPSHOT OF GLOBAL STATUS OF E-GOVERNMENT
    5. RESEARCH PROBLEMS
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    8. E-GOVERNMENT BEST PRACTICES
    9. STATUS OF E-GOVERNMENT IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA
    10. ENABLING STRATEGIES FOR E-GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION
    11. INHIBITORS OF E-GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
    12. PROSPECTS FOR E-GOVERNMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
    13. CONCLUSION AND THE WAY FORWARD
    14. REFERENCES
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors