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  1. TECHNOLOGIES FOR LAW PUBLISHING Presented at the AfricanLii’ Institute on the July 31- Aug 2 Johannesburg - South Africa By Kerry Anderson and Martin Mbui, ICT Systems Administrator National Council for Law Reporting - Kenya

  2. Abstract This presentation defines, explains and advices on the various Technologies that may be used for Law Publishing

  3. Technologies For Law Publishing • Functional Requirements. • The KLR and the AfricanLii – supported software solutions. • Workflows. • IT Hardware, Software and skills requirements. • Innovations.

  4. About the National Council for Law Reporting: • A state corporation in the Judiciary of Kenya. • Established by the National Council for Law Reporting Act, Act No. 11 of 1994 • The mandate of the Council is to: • Publish the Kenya Law Reports, which are the official law reports of the Republic of Kenya • Revise, consolidate and publish the Laws of Kenya;

  5. Vision: • “To be the premier resource institution in Africa providing reliable and accessible legal information to the public” • “To provide access to public legal information in order to aid the administration of and access to justice, the knowledge and practice of law and the development of jurisprudence”. • “Transforming legal information into public knowledge”. Mission: Slogan:

  6. Functional Requirements:

  7. Terminology - Open Source: • Source Code • License • Open Collaboration

  8. The KLR and the AfricanLii – supported software solutions: • Website (www.kenyalaw.org) • Designed using TYPO3 (4.2.8) • Content Management System (CMS)

  9. Workflows • Departments • LOK • EDITORIAL • STRATEGY • HUMAN RESOURCE • BRH • SALES • FINANCE

  10. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Operating Systems • Windows (PC, Server) • Macintosh (Mac) • Unix (Linux, SunSolaris, CentOS, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc)

  11. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements :

  12. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Publishing: • Pagemaker • Adobe CS6 Suite • E-Pub • Graphics: • Adobe CS6 Suite • Document Management System (DMS) • Common Repository File • Alfresco • Resource Management System (RMS) • In-Built

  13. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements :

  14. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Email: • Zimbra • ZDesktop • Outlook

  15. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements :

  16. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Helpdesk: • OTRS (Open Source Ticket Request System)

  17. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements :

  18. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements :

  19. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Human Resource Management System (HRMS): • Personal Info. Management • Leave Management • Administration Module • Time and Attendance • Employee Self Service (ESS) • Recruitment • Performance Module

  20. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Database: • MySQL • PostgresQ

  21. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Network Infrastructure - Intranet (LAN) • Router • Switches • Access Points • Firewall • Connectivity (Structured & wireless) • ISP (Fiber Optics, Wi-Max, Twisted Pairs)

  22. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements : • Computers (Windows Based) • Computers (Mac) • Servers • Wiring Cabinets • Server Racks • Air-Conditioners • Data Centers • KVM Switches • Printers • Scanners

  23. IT Hardware, Software and Skills Requirements :

  24. Innovations: • Necessity • Trends in technology • Technology Membership Groups • Social Media • Applications (Tabs, Ipads, Web, etc)

  25. Question from audience • 1. Website access by people with disability? • Know your Users, (Blind Users, Partial/poor sight, Colour blindness, keyboard/ voice users , others) JAWS • Access Control Measures? • Web Formatting? • DMS? • CMS Management? • Scanned Document Conversion? • Security? • Backups? • Resistance to Change (Law VS IT)? • Inhouse VS Outsourcing?

  26. Question from audience • 11. Attract Users (Judicial Officers)? • 12. Contingency Plans (Expansion, Offline courts etc)? • 13. Multi-Language? • 14. Statistics Monitor.

  27. Awards: • Technology in Government in Africa

  28. International Association of Law libraries

  29. - THANK YOU!- • The end