Digital preservation regulatory frameworks for e-government infrastructure in selected Ministries of Botswana

Keywords: Botswana, digital preservation, e-government, regulatory frameworks, infrastructure, ministries


This study assessed the digital preservation regulatory frameworks for digital records infrastructures in selected ministries in Botswana. Several research studies have been conducted but they did not clearly provide the regulatory frameworks affecting the preservation of digital records in the Botswana public service. The study adopted a pragmatic paradigm and embedded mixed method approach, whereby a cross-sectional survey and case study were deployed in each of the six selected ministries as a unit of analysis. Few ministries had implemented electronic records management systems that were not capable of preserving digital records even though they were expected to provide reliable, authentic and understandable records. The results revealed Botswana's weak legal system for digital records preservation.


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print ISSN: 1012-2796