Research Papers/Topics in Information Studies

The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in the Central Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to improve the welfare of the poor by providing opportunities to increase social capital; improve availability of market information; creation of new economic opportunities; improve economic efficiency and competitiveness; better access to health and education facilities and more efficient and effective governance. In spite of the significant ICT development and growing recognition of their benefits, there are conce...

The Use of Electronic Resources by Postgraduate Students of the University of Cape Coast

Abstract Academic libraries have become one stop information access points for members of the university and its community. In keeping pace with technological trends, academic libraries are focusing on the larger social and spatial context; through provision of electronic information resources for both local and remote users to enhance access to local and global information for the promotion of social, economic and political development in the society. The study sought to examine the use of ...

Media for Health Information Dissemination to Rural Communities by The Ghana Health Service. A Study of the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT The study aimed at investigating media for disseminating health information to rural communities by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Shai Osudoku district of the greater Accra region. Among the objectives of the study were to identify the media used by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to deliver health information to the people in the district and to unravel the challenges encountered in provision and access to health information using media. A case study approach using the conve...

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,...


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