International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246


Converged data centres-library model (CDC-LM): Enhances implementation of e-Government or e-Governance systems in the sub-Saharan region

Jameson Mbale
University of Namibia, Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications (CoE), Department of Computer Science, Namibia
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 February 2013
  •  Published: 31 March 2013



This work envisaged the application technologies of two entities: Data centres and Libraries to build and implement a workable e-Governance or e-Government system. Therefore, this paper introduced the Converged data centre-library model (CDC-LM) which merged the two entities in order to implement an e-Governance or e-Government system. The CDC-LM provided wider resource coverage with the capacity to access relevant information from ministries, NGO’s and industry. If a citizen applied to buy a plot from the Ministry of Lands, CDC-LM had capabilities of gathering information through the Internet from all the relevant sources such as the applicant’s name, passport number and police clearance from Ministry of Home affairs; employee-number, job and employer from Ministry of Local Government; date-of-birth and sex/gender from Ministry of Health; marital-status from Ministry of Justice; salary from Ministry of Finance; payment from Banks; application number, plot size, plot area and application status from Ministry of Lands. 


Key words: Converged data centre-library model (CDC-LM), e-Governance, e-Government, ministries, industry, infrastructure, data back-up, power-backup, disaster recovery centre.