Analysis, design and implementation of a web-based management information system for east African military libraries: the case of senior command and staff college library

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Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology
An automation system is no longer seen as an end in itself but is viewed as a gateway to a global network of information resources. Despite the existence of military information centers, information is not accessed globally due to inefficiency and difficulties in storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. This has not been adequately examined thus causing challenges and pointing out implications involved in automating military information centers to enhance global information access. This study therefore explored the contribution of automating the information management process through an integrated information system so as to enhance access of information. The study also explored and analyzed the effectiveness of automating military libraries so as to enhance information access-internationally or globally. The study employed descriptive research design though quantitative research design was used to compliment it. East Africa Military Libraries are semi-automated. This over emphasis causes the researcher to overlook the fundamental need of providing cost effective services to users. That is “more and better computer capabilities will solve the problem” is a myth. The heart of any information systems is the detailed understanding of the important facets of the organization.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of science in information systems of Kampala International University
A Web-based, Management information system, African military libraries, Senior command and staff college library