TECHNOLOGIES FOR LAW PUBLISHING

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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

This

presentation

defines,

explains

and

advices

on

the

various

Technologies

that

may

be

used

for

Law

Publishing


Abstract


Functional Requirements.


The KLR and the AfricanLii


supported
software solutions.


Workflows.


IT Hardware, Software and skills
requirements.



Innovations.


Technologies

For

Law

Publishing



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;


About

the

National

Council

for

Law

Reporting
:

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
:

Functional

Requirements
:


Source Code


License


Open Collaboration

Terminology
-

Open Source:



Website (
www.kenyalaw.org
)


Designed using TYPO3 (4.2.8)


Content Management System
(CMS)


The KLR and the
AfricanLii



supported software solutions:



Departments


LOK


EDITORIAL


STRATEGY


HUMAN RESOURCE


BRH


SALES


FINANCE

Workflows


Operating Systems


Windows (PC, Server)


Macintosh (Mac)


Unix (Linux, SunSolaris, CentOS,
Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc)



IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :

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

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :



Email:


Zimbra


ZDesktop


Outlook



IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :


Helpdesk:


OTRS (Open Source Ticket Request
System)




IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :



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

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :



Database:


MySQL


PostgresQ


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)

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :



Computers (Windows Based)



Computers (Mac)



Servers



Wiring Cabinets



Server Racks



Air
-
Conditioners



Data Centers



KVM Switches



Printers



Scanners

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :

IT Hardware, Software and Skills
Requirements :


Necessity


Trends in technology


Technology Membership Groups


Social Media


Applications (Tabs, Ipads, Web, etc)




Innovations:


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

2.
Access Control Measures?

3.
Web Formatting?

4.
DMS?

5.
CMS Management?

6.
Scanned Document Conversion?

7.
Security?

8.
Backups?

9.
Resistance to Change (Law VS IT)?

10.
Inhouse

VS Outsourcing?




Question from audience

11. Attract Users (Judicial Officers)?

12. Contingency Plans (Expansion, Offline courts etc)?

13. Multi
-
Language?

14.
Statistics Monitor.






Awards:


Technology in Government in Africa












International Association of Law
libraries





-

THANK YOU!
-




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