Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Information Culture Amidst e-Government Development6 October, 2022
Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Information Culture Amidst e-Government Development, Proscovia Svard, Associate Professor, first edition, 2017, 100 pages.
This book identifies key factors necessary for a well-functioning information management infrastructure and explores how information culture impacts the management of public information, stressing the need for a proactive and holistic information management approach amidst e-Government development.
In an effort to deal with an organization’s scattered information resources, Enterprise Content Management, Records Management, and Information Culture Amidst E-Government Development investigates the key differences between Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Records Management (RM), the impact of e-Government development on information management and the role of information in enhancing accountability and transparency of government institutions.
The book hence identifies factors that contribute to a well-functioning information infrastructure and further explores how information culture impacts the management of public information. It highlights the Records Continuum Model (RCM) thinking as a more progressive way of managing digital information in an era of pluralization of government information. It further emphasizes the need for information/records management skills amidst e-Government development.
Ideas about records, information, and content management have fundamentally changed and developed because of increasing digitalization. Though not fully harmonized, these new ideas commonly stress and underpin the need for a proactive and holistic information management approach. The proactive approach entails planning for the management of the entire information continuum before the information is created. For private enterprises and government institutions endeavouring to meet new information demands from customers, citizens, and society at large, such an approach is a prerequisite for accomplishing their missions. It could be argued that information is and has always been essential to all human activities and we are witnessing a transformation of the information landscape.