This is a cross-disciplinary text book on web-based information management for students, faculty and practitioners (in business, industry and government). The Web has emerged as a universal space of information, occasioning proliferation of electronic publications. Though efforts have been made in developing tools and methods such as search engines, metadata, portals, subject directories and subject gateways aimed at enhancing the organization of and accessibility to information on the web, more remains to be done. The book addresses gaps in the existing web-based tools and methods for information management.
Dr Stephen Mutula is a senior lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. He teaches in the areas of web-based information systems. He won three professional awards of excellence in 2002 and 2005 from the Emerald Literati Club (UK) and another award from the Standing Conference of East and Southern Africa Librarians (SCECSAL) in 2000 for research and scholarly publications. Dr Justus W. Wamukoya is currently senior lecturer, Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. He teaches in the area of records and archives management. He has carried out a wide range of consultancy and research work in records and archives management, and has widely published on the subject.