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dc.contributor.author Uutoni, Wilhelm
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-24T07:06:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-24T07:06:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Wilhelm, U. and others. 2011. Electronic governance and hybrid libraries in Namibia. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 37(2): 118·125. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/668
dc.description.abstract A nation that is information empowered is capable of contributing to the democratic process. Governments are realizing more the importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as governing tools. Libraries have always been valued institutions within societies as trusted sources of information; and are becoming e-government access pomcs relied on by both the patrons and government agencies Jaeger and Fleischmann, 2007). They assist in finding information and some provide computer access and free Internet access. It is not surprising that with electronic governance (e-governance), libraries; in particular public libraries are expected co provide citizens with access and guidance in using e-government websites, forms and services. The paper is based on a study commissioned by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and carried out by the Department of Informacion and Communication Studies in 2009 on electronic governance and hybrid libraries in Africa. One of the study objectives was to investigate the existence and the role of hybrid libraries in e-governance in Africa. The study, which included a survey of several southern African countries and a case study of Namibia, employed the use of questionnaires for data collection. The paper focuses on the Namibian case study. The authors conclude that there is great potential for libranes to provide and promote e-governance but this is faced with many challenges, which include technological and human and financial resources. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFLA Journal;2
dc.subject Electromc governance en_US
dc.subject E-governance en_US
dc.subject Libraries en_US
dc.subject Hybrid libraries en_US
dc.subject Information society en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.title Electronic governance and hybrid libraries in Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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