Impact of ICTs in the Practice of Records Management in Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Rexwhite Tega Enakrire (Department of Information Science, University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 17
EISBN13: 9781799865636|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2527-2.ch001
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The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the impact of information and communication technologies in the practice of records management in Ministry of Health, Nigeria. A diverse set of ICT tools of computer, CD-ROM, multi-media, scanner, internet, software applications (CDS/ISIS), among others are currently used in the practices of records management. The rationale that spurs the use of ICTs for record management is due to the ever-changing nature of operations that required capturing, processing, storing, and dissemination of records and other evolving phenomenon from traditional to virtual/technological platform. The qualitative research approach grounded on documents/textual content analysis of literature was employed in this study. Findings revealed that ICTs are used for different purposes in records management operations in the Ministry of Health in Nigeria. The evolving nature of transformation is that organisations no longer use old technologies of microfilm/fiches, floppy disc, papyrus, tape recorders, and typewriters. Strategies of security, different devices, and policy are significant.
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