ERIC Number: ED459777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Integration of Information Services in the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
This paper discusses the integration of information services in the Parliament of Zimbabwe (PoZ). An organizational chart of the information systems at PoZ in 1999 is provided, and each of the four departments managing information services are described, i.e., the library, the research department, public relations, and information technology. An organizational chart of the new integrated information service is then shown, consisting of the library, research department, and information technology all headed by the Director of Information Services. Several advantages of the integrated system coordinating services through one head are listed, including: transformation of the splintered efforts of the various units into a coherent whole; productive cooperation with other professional support services; improved administrative efficiency; improved acquisition process of the library; improved teamwork ethos; enhanced communication; and reduction of the hierarchical structure and unnecessary delays. (MES)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Information Services, Information Systems, Organizational Development, Systems Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe