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Content coverage in local government authority websites in Tanzania: a web content analysis

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dc.contributor.author Mtega, Wulystan Pius
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-08T08:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-08T08:29:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.issn 0856-1818
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3638
dc.description University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal, Vol 14, No 1 (2019), pp 82-97 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the content coverage on local government authority websites in Tanzania to establish an understanding of their ability to serve as useful platforms for informing and communicating with the public. Specifically, the study has determined the thematic areas covered by web contents, identified the forms and types of web contents, and determined the intended audience and aims of the web contents on local government authority websites. Content analysis was used to determine the presence of certain words, themes, or concepts within the 11 randomly selected local government authority websites. The study’s findings indicate that content coverage on local government authority websites is very low. Moreover, most of the web contents were in less rich media and were specifically for providing news and alerts on current events rather than providing knowledge and complementing experts in the provision of services to local communities. The study concludes that with the low level of content coverage, local government authority websites cannot serve as one-stop information centres. It is recommended that local government authorities should generate more web contents for complementing their services rather than concentrating on news provision. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal en_US
dc.subject Web content coverage en_US
dc.subject Web contents forms en_US
dc.subject Local government authority websites en_US
dc.subject Web content analysis en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Content coverage in local government authority websites in Tanzania: a web content analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://journals.udsm.ac.tz/index.php/lj/article/view/3107 en_US


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