Research Papers/Topics in Information Studies

Implementation Of Electronic Medical Records In Kenyan Public Hospitals: Challenges And Opportunities

ABSTRACT An Electronic Medical Record (EMR), a computer system composed of the clinical data repository, clinical decision support, controlled medical vocabulary, order entry, and pharmacy module has become a growing subject of debate in the world today. While EMRs hold great promise, few studies have been conducted on their implementation and outcome. Despite the fact that Kenya has made tremendous steps in Information Communication Technology (ICT) as demonstrated by the growing numb...

Online Airline Customer Management System Case Study: Eagle Air Uganda Limited

ABSTRACTThe Online Airline Customer Management System is basically derived from the GDS (Global Distribution System) also known as CRS (Computer Reservation System). The Online Reservation System has its database centrally located which is accessed through an Application Programming Interface (API).With the invent of Online Reservation System the traveler and the airline have the freedom to book a seat anywhere at any time at their convenience. The traveler books a ti...

Determinants Of Research Information Seeking And Usage: A Case Of Postgraduate Students At The University Of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Research information is a variety of information required by a researcher who needs to conduct a scientific inquiry on how to select, formulate and develop a research theme of a subject matter in relation to the identified problem within a well-designed methodological framework (Bailey, 2014). Being an assortment of information, it is obtained from individual needs of the researcher and various information sources embedded within the necessities for new knowledge in order to expand o...

VoIP Vs GSM Technology: The Way Of The Future For Communication

ABSTRACTThis chapter presents VolP as a disruptive technology to GSM technology as well as the issues. controversies, and problems surrounding its deployment. It gives a general introduction of the evolution of communication systems from the POTS, 10 GSM, and now VoIP. Several issues that surround the deployment of VoIP such as provision of PSTN equivalent services by VoIP service providers, regulation of the service, introduction of latency and other counter measures by some operators,...

Automated Irrigation And Monitoring System For A Green House

ABSTRACT The aim of this project is to design and construct an automated irrigation and monitoring system for a greenhouse. In this project, we design a system that uses data’s related to a greenhouse environment and yield status to control the designed system for the greenhouse. A greenhouse requires regular monitoring. The current system of irrigation is done manually, which is time consuming, less effective and lead to poor yield. A greenhouse makes it easy to grow crops in an envi...

Assessing Human Errors And Staff Skills In Use Of The Amlib Software In Egerton University Library, Njoro - Kenya

ABSTRACT Integrated Library Management Systems (ILMS) are essential components in libraries that support the processing, storage, management, and retrieval of data. Before the advent of ICT in libraries, Egerton University's main library data was manually created and managed in card format; arranged in a way that facilitated access. Librarians made many errors in the development and management of the metadata especially when filing records whose words/terms were wrongly written or abbre...

Cloud Record Maintenance In Technical Vocational Education Training Institutions In Kenya: A Case Study Of Nyandarua Institute Of Science And Technology

ABSTRACT This study aimed at determining the challenges of record maintenance at the Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology. The specific objectives of the study were; to determine the effect of cloud network accessibility on record maintenance, to establish the effect of cost of cloud on record maintenance, to examine the effect of cloud shared infrastructure on record maintenance, and determine the effect of cloud network security on record maintenance at Nyandarua Institute of ...

The Role Of Digitization In The Preservation Of Corporate Archives At Kenya Power And Lighting Company

ABSTRACT Records in digital format are becoming more influential in governance and operations of both corporate and government as many organizations embark on electronic commerce (e)-strategies. The use of information and telecommunications technologies (ICTs) in preservation at KPLC has resulted in the creation and use of digital records. This strategy is believed to increase the efficiency of the internal processes such as those supporting financial and human resources management. Bec...

Roles Of Postgraduate Students’ Satisfaction With Eresources And Perception Of Daystar University And Multimedia University Libraries

ABSTRACT University libraries play a central role in supporting teaching, learning and research activities as citadels of information and knowledge. They provide wide range of usercentered information sources and services, and customer-centric response mechanisms which are expected to not only satisfy users, but also to create an impression of one stop shop for all users’ information needs. Despite the aforementioned value contribution, research has shown that most postgraduate student...

Analysis Of Relationship Between Information Services And Students’ Satisfaction At Kenya School Of Law Library

ABSTRACT Despite the heavy investment being done by university libraries, majority of them are not able to satisfy their users. Scholars have attributed user dissatisfaction to various difficulties such as inadequate information materials, challenge in using new information technologies, inadequate library facilities, lack of support from librarians and lack of information literacy training. This study therefore sought to examine the relationship between information services and student...

Knowledge Management Practices In University Libraries In Kenya

In many library settings, there is no planned and documented approach to managing the knowledge of the institution and making it available to staff in order to improve information service provision. In academic libraries in Kenya today, librarians have specific duties and ways of performing them. In a number of cases, there is vital knowledge resting with one individual and little is done to tap this knowledge and make it more accessible. In cases of retirement, greener pastures, death,...

Data Flows In Health Data Flows In Health Information Systems Information Systems

This study evaluated the reporting of routine health delivery services and prototyped a computer database, district health information software (DHIS), in the health information systems in Tanzania and Mozambique using case study sites in Bagamoyo district and Gaza province in Tanzania and Mozambique, respectively, from March to August 2002. The purpose of the study was to assess and determine the quality and quantity of reporting of health delivery services; and the benefit, challenges,...

Dining Hall Management System

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to develop and implement an information system that serves the needs of Chinhoyi University of Technology Dining hall personnel, management and students. For management the system helps in the analysis and provision of information that supports management functions The research exposed the value and the ability of the organization to undertake the project considering the timeframes and other material resources. With close scrutiny of the findings on...

Strategy for the Successful Implementation of ERP systems in Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT Modern-day businesses have come to realise the importance of collaborating business processes and functional areas within an organisation. Enterprising Resource Planning (ERP) systems have been developed to fulfil that role - seamless integration of functional areas and business processes across departments of an organisation. In-line with understanding the indispensability of ERP systems, this study was dedicated to developing a strategy for the implementation of SAP ERP syste...

Factors Influencing The Adoption And Redesign Of The Ewallet Service In Namibia

ABSTRACT The use of mobile phones in everyday life has increased dramatically in recent years, making mobile phones a very integral part of our lifestyle. Namibia is amongst 105 countries with more cellular subscriptions than inhabitants. The increased ownership of smart phones and the affordability of mobile data packages offered more ways for banks to make even more services available such as, customer-to-customer direct payment services. Banks have rolled out this service under vario...


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