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Stephen Mutula

Professor Stephen Mutula Designation Dean & HoS: Social Sciences / Acting DVC: College of Humanities
Discipline Information Studies
Phone Number 033 260 5571 / 031 260 2847
Email Address mutulas@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Pietermaritzburg
Building, Office New Arts Building, Room 352

Degrees held:

  • PhD (UJ), M.LIB (Wales, UK), PGD. Comp Sci (Nairobi), B.Ed( Nairobi)

Research Interests:

  • Information society, information poverty, information ethics, digital exclusion, e-government, information ethics, ICT4D, information for development

Teaching Interests:

  • Research methods, Knowledge management, Online information retrieval systems, African information environment, Web 2.0

Publications

Books

  • Bwalya, KJ and Mutula, S.M (2015) (eds). Digital Solutions for contemporary democracy and e-government. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference, 424p. ISBN: 978-1 46668431-7
  • Mutula S. M. (2009). Digital Economies, SMES and E-readiness. N. York: Business Science Reference. 356pp. ISBN: 978-1-60566-420-0
  • Mutula, S.M. and Wamukoya, J. (2007). Web-based Information Management: A cross Disciplinary Approach. Oxford. Chandos Publishing, 353p ISBN paper back: 1-84334-273-1; Hardcopy: ISBN1-84334-274-X. ).
  • Aina, L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (Eds) (2008). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4

Publications in International Refereed Scholarly Journals

  • Ndumbaro, F and Mutula, S (2017). Collaborative information behaviour of butterfly farmers in Eastern Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, Vol. 22, no. 2, August 2017, 15-29
  • Hamatumwa, N , Mutula, S.M & Hoskins, R (2017). Distance learners’ attitude and use behaviour of electronic information resources at the University of Namibia Library. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science vol 27 (2) (accepted & forthcoming on October issue).
  • Kolawole, PA and Mutula S (2017) . Teaching with Web 2.0 Technologies in Selected Federal Universities in Southwest Nigeria. Mousaion vol 34.4 2016
  • Buwule, R.S. & 2Mutula, S.M. (2017). Research support services to SMEs by university libraries in Uganda: An entrepreneurial and innovation strategy’, SA Journal of Information Management, 19(1), a780. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajim.v19i1.780
  • Munyoro, PA and Mutula, S (2017). Changing Paradigm: Library and Information Science Education and Training in Zimbabwe. Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning (accepted for publication),
  • Munyoro, A and Mutula, S (2017) . Redefining Library and Information Science (Lis) Education and Training in Zimbabwe to Close the Workforce Skills Gaps. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science (accepted for publication)
  • Maseh, E and Mutula, SM (2016), Records management readiness for open government in the Kenyan judiciary. MousaionVolume 34 Number 3, Dec 2016, p. 146 - 166
  • Bwalya, KJ and Mutula, SM (2016). A conceptual framework for e-government development
  • in resource-constrained countries: The case of Zambia . Information Development 32(4), 1183-1198
  • Mutula, SM (2016). Factors Influencing Nurses’ Perceptions towards the Use of ICT in Patient Care in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa. African Journal of Information Systems 8(1), 2016; ISSN 1936-0282
  • Mutula, SM and Majinge, R (2016). Information Behaviour of Students Living With Visual Impairments in University Libraries: A Review of Related Literature. The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2016.06.019
  • Mutula, SM and Majinge, R (2016). Ethical limitations of the social media for people living with visual impairments. Innovation, No 2 (June 2016), 51-69
  • Dewah, P and Mutula, SM (2016). Knowledge retention strategies in public sector organisations: Current status in sub Saharan Africa. Information Development 32(3), 362-376
  • Munyoro, P and Mutula, S (2016). Library and Information Science Education and Training and Employability Skills in Zimbabwe. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol. 26, No. 2 (October 2016) 133-146
  • Dewah, P and Mutula, SM (2016). Students’ perceptions of the infopreneurship education in the department of Records and Archives Management at National University of Science and Technology. South African Journal of Information Management, 18(1), a717. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/sajim.v18i1.717
  • Mutula, SM (2016). Novel and Fundamental Advances in Digital Technologies for Managing Information and Knowledge (Editorial Feature), AJLAIS 26(1), 1-2(April 2016)
  • Moseti, I and Mutula, S (2016). Scholarly Collaboration in Kenyan Universities. New Review of Information Networking 2016, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1–18
  • Dewah, P and Mutula, S (2016). The nexus between legal records and human rights in justice system: The case of Bulawayo Magistrate Courts, Zimbabwe, Information Development Vol 32(5), 1513-1527
  • Mutula, S (2016). Big Data Industry: Implication for the Library and Information Sciences (Editorial Feature). J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol. 26, No. 2 (October 2016) 93-96
  • Olasina, G and Mutula SM (2015) the influence of national culture on the performance expectancy of e-Parliament adoption. Behaviour & Information Technology 34(5), 492-505
  • Elia, E, Mutula, S and Stilwell, C. (2016). Dissemination and Use of Information on Climate Change and Variability: A Case Study of Farmers In Maluga and Chibela Villages In Semi-Arid Central Tanzania. Mousaion, 33 (3), 1-24
  • Mutula SM and Majinge R (2015) Ethical Aspects of Doctoral Research Supervision in the Information Society: The African Perspectives, Library Trends, 64 (1), 53-71
  • Mutula, SM (2015). Writing for scholarly publication: The case for AJLAIS (Editorial Feature). African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Sciences 25(1), 1-3 (April 2015)
  • Mutula, SM (2015). Reference services in research and knowledge production (Editorial Feature). African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Sciences 25(2), 89-90 (October 2015)
  • Elia, E; Mutula, SM, Stilwell, C (2015). Disseminating and using information on climate change and variability: Case study of Maluga and Chibela villages in central Tanzania, Mousaion 33(3), 1-24
  • Maseh, E and Mutula, SM (2015). Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Records Management in the Kenyan Judiciary. Esarbica Journal , 34, 21-34
  • Evans, N and Mutula, SM (2015. Predicting the acceptance of electronic learning by academic staff at the University of Zululand, South Africa, Mousaion 33(4), 1-22
  • Maseh, E. & Mutula, S (2015). Managing Court Records in Kenya. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, Vol 25, No. 1, 77.87
  • Dewah, P and Mutula, SM (2014) Ethical Considerations Surrounding the Application of Runyoka/Lunyoka (Fidelity Charm) In Zimbabwe. Indilinga – African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Vol 13 (2), 215-230
  • Shulika, LS, Muna, WK and Mutula, SM (2014), Monetary Clout and Electoral Politics in Kenya: The 1992 To 2013 Presidential Elections in Focus. Journal of African Elections, 13(2), 196-215
  • Gbolahan O and Mutula, SM (2014) The acceptance and use of e-books: A group study in Nigeria. International Journal of Global Education- 3(3), 19-42
  • Elia, EF, Mutula, SM and Stilwell, C (2014). Indigenous Knowledge use in seasonal weather forecasting in Tanzania: the case of semi-arid central Tanzania. SA Jnl Libs & Info Sci 2014, 80(1), 18-24
  • Mutula, SM (2014). Information- the inextricable link between information management, knowledge economy and skills development (editorial) - African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 24(1), 102.
  • Mutula, SM (2014) Ethical dimension of indigenous knowledge systems. ESARBICA, 33, 96-108.
  • Dewah, P and Mutula SM (2014), Knowledge retention strategies in public sector in sub Saharan Africa, Information Development, 23 Sep 2014: http://idv.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/22/0266666914551070
  • Mutula, SM (2014), Status of digital heritage preservation management in East Africa. The Electronic Library, 32 (3), 363 – 374
  • Mutula SM (2014) Managing research data in the information society (editorial), AJLAIS, Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. 24 (2), 119-121
  • Mutula, SM (2013) Ethical dimension of social media in education: implications for content generation and use. Innovation 47, 175-198
  • Shulika, LS, Muna, WK, And Mutula, S (2013). Monetary Clout and Electoral Politics in Kenya: The 1992 To 2013 Presidential Elections in Focus. Journal of African Elections, Volume 13 No 2, 196-215
  • Mutula, SM (2013) Editorial: Ethical dimension of social media in the information society, Innovation 46, 1-6
  • Mutula, SM (2013) eGovernment implementation strategies and best practices: Implications for sub Saharan Africa Mousaion 30 (2), 5-23
  • Mutula, SM (2013) Information access/accessibility in a digital environment (editorial), African Journal of Archives and Information Science, 23 (1), 1-4
  • Mutula, SM (2013). Policy gaps and technological deficiencies in social networking environments: Implications Information sharing, SA Journal of Information Management, 15(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.4102v15i1.542
  • Mutula, SM; Muna, W; and Koma, G (2013). Leadership and political corruption in Kenya: analysis of 2010 constitutional provisions on the presidency, The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 38 (3), 263-286
  • Mutula, SM (2013) The changing face of library and information science profession (editorial), African Journal of Archives and Information Science, 23 (2), 89-92
  • Mutula, SM (2013), Editorial (Special Issue), Innovation, June (2013), 46, 5-11
  • Mutula, SM and Mmakola, L (2013), Information ethics integration in the curriculum at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Innovation 46, 44-61
  • Dewah, P and Mutula, SM (2013), Mobile phones access and use among students at the National University of Technology (NUST) Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Implications for academic integrity. Innovation, 46, 150-165
  • Nyagowa, H., Ocholla, D and Mutula, S.M (2013) The influence of infrastructure, training, content and communication on the success of NEPAD'S pilot e-schools in Kenya, Information Development, (Online July 2013) http://idv.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/07/08/0266666913489698
  • Tella, A and Mutula, SM (2013). User perspective of WebCT/Blackboard platform at the University of Botswana: Challenges and opportunities, International Journal of Information Processing and Communication (IJIPC), 1(1), 116-137.
  • Mutula, SM (2012) Egovernment implementation strategies and best practices: Implications for sub Saharan Africa, Mousaion, 30 (2), 5-22
  • Vusi, T; Mutula, SM and Jacobs, D (2012). Records Management in the Government of Swaziland, ESARBICA Journal, vol 31, pp 48-62
  • Mutula, SM (2012), African scholarship and inter-disciplinarity (editorial), Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa, vol 1 (1 &2), pp 1-5
  • Mutula, S.M (2011). Ethics and trust in digital scholarship. The Electronic Library, 29(2), 261-276
  • Mutula, S.M (2012). E-government implementation strategies and best practices: Implications for sub Saharan Africa, MOUSAION 30(2), 1-16
  • Mutula, SM (2012). Library automation in sub Saharan Africa: Case study of Botswana, Program: electronic library and information systems, 46(3), 292-307; Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17036202
  • Tella, Adeyinka & Mutula, S.M. (2012). Users Perspective of WebCT/Blackboard Platform at the University of Botswana: Challenges and Opportunities. International Journal of Information Processing and Communication, 1(1), 139-155
  • Mutula, S.M. (2011). Challenges of Postgraduate research: Case of Developing Countries. South African Journal of Library & Information Science (SAJLIS), 77 (1), 184-190
  • Mutula, S.M. and Mostert, J. (2011). Challenges and Opportunities of E-Government in South Africa. The Electronic Library, 28(1), 38-53. [This article was the winner of 2011 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence –in the Category of Highly Commended Award Winner]
  • Mutula, S.M (2011). Ethics & Trust in Digital Scholarship. The Electronic Library, 29(2), 261-276
  • Mutula, S.M (2010). Teaching Information Ethics in Africa: A report. Information Development, 27(1), 74-75
  • Mutula, S.M. (2010). A Framework for Integrating Information Ethics in the Curricula for Africa. International Review of Information Ethics, 14, 2010, available at: http://www.i-r-i-e.net/current_issue.htm.
  • Mutula, S.M & Basu, S. (2010). Deconstructing the Digital Divide in Africa. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 1 (3), 56-69
  • Mutula, S.M & Basu, S. (2010). Guest Editorial Preface. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 1 (3), i-iv
  • Tella, A. & Mutula, S.M. (2010). A Proposed Model for Evaluating the Success of WebCT Course Content Management System. Computers in Human Behaviour 26(2010), 1795-1805
  • Mutula, S.M & Ocholla, D. (2010). Building Trust in E-government. A Proposal for an Integrated Model. Mousaion, 28 (10, 128-148
  • Tella, A., Mutula, S.M., Mutshewa, A & Totolo, A. (2010). An Evaluation of WebCT Course Content Management System at the University of Botswana, International Journal of E-adoption, 2 (20), 48-72
  • Monaka, KC & Mutula, SM (2010). An Inclusive Linguistic Framework for Botswana: Reconciling the State & Perceived Marginalised Communities. Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organisations, 5, 051-065. http://www.jiito.org/articles/JIITOv5p051-065Monaka443.pdf
  • Mutula, S.M and Kalaote, T. (2010). Software Development in the Public Sector: Review of South Africa and Botswana. Library Hi Tech 28(1), 63-80
  • Mutula, S.M. and Jacobs, D. (2010). Knowledge Management Solution to Challenges of Higher Education in South Africa. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy 1(1), 1-18.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2010). Challenges of Information Illiterate First Year Entrants for the University of Botswana. Information Development, 26(1), 79-86.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2009). Challenges of Doing Research in sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Scholarship Opportunities. Inkanyiso, Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 1 (1), 1-10
  • Mutula, S.M and Wamukoya, JM (2009). Public Sector Information Management in East and Southern Africa: Implications for FOI, Democracy and Integrity in Government. International Journal of Information Management, 29(5), 333-341.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2009). Information and Computer Technology Management Challenges in a Networked World: Implications for Libraries in Africa. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve, 19(1), 57-67
  • Mutula, S.M. and Nakitto, M. (2009). Study of Information Systems Use in Cell Phone Companies in Uganda: A Model for Universities Implementing ICTs. The East African Journal of Information Sciences (EAJIS), 1(2), 55-66
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Local Content Development Projects in Africa. SAJLIS, SA Jnl Libs & Info Sci 2008, 74(2), 105-115
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Digital Divide and Economic Development: Case Study of sub-Saharan Africa. The Electronic Library, 26 (94), 468-489
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Digital Divide in sub Saharan Africa: Implications for E-Governance. ESARBICA Journal, 27, 32-56.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Evolving Paradigms in the Networked World and their Implications for Information Management in African Libraries. African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science, 18(2), 1-18.
  • Tella, A. and Mutula, S.M. (2008). Gender Differences in Computer Literacy among Undergraduate Students at the University of Botswana: Implications for Library Use. . Malaysian Journal of information Science, 13 (1), 61-76.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Comparison of sub Saharan Africa’s e-Government Status with Developed and Transitional Nations. Information Management and Computer Security, 16 (3), 235-250
  • Jain, P. and Mutula, S.M. (2008). Libraries as Learning Organisations: Implications for Knowledge Management. Library Hi Tech News, 25(8), 10-14
  • Tella, Adeyinka, & Mutula, S.M. (2008). Relationship between Internet Use and Perceived Academic Performance among Undergraduate Students at the University of Botswana. Indian Journal of Library and Information Science 2(2), 69-83.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2007). Paradigm Shifts in Information Environment: Prospects and Challenges for African Libraries. Library Hi Tech, 25(3), 396-408.
  • Mutula, S.M. and Mutula, D.L. (2007). ICT Integration in Botswana Secondary Schools: Digital Divide Factor and Implications for Information Literacy. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 17(2), 125-134.
  • Mutula, S.M. and Moloi, J. (2007). E-records Management in an e-Government Setting in Botswana. Information Development, 23(4), 290-305.
  • Odero, D.J.M. and Mutula, SM. (2007). Internet Access in Kenyan University Libraries since 1990s. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 12 (1), 65-81.
  • Odero, D.M. and Mutula, SM. (2007). Internet Adoption and Assimilation in Kenyan University Libraries. Library Review, 56(6), 464-475.
  • Mutula, S.M. and Van Brakel, P. (2007). ICT Skills Readiness for the Emerging Global Digital Economy among Small Businesses in Developing Countries: Case Study of Botswana. Library Hi Tech, 25 (2), 231-245
  • Gerhan, D. and Mutula, S.M. (2007). Testing a Recent Model of ICT in Development: Botswana and its University. Information Technology for Development.  13 (2), 197-217
  • Wamunza, L; Boadi, B. and Mutula, S.M. (2007.) Dissemination of and Use of HIV/AIDS Information by Students at the University of Botswana. Lex ET Scientia, XIV, 61-75.
  • Mutula, S. van Brakel, P. (2006). Assessment of e-Readiness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the ICT sector in Botswana with Respect to Information Access. The Electronic Library, 24 (3), 402-417
  • Mutula, S.M.; Kalusopa, T; Moahi, K and Wamukoya, J. (2006). Design and Implementation of an Online Information Literacy Module: Experience of the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. Online Information Review 30 (2), 168-187
  • Mutula, S.M. and Pieter van Brakel. (2006). An Evaluation of e-Readiness Assessment Tools with Respect to Information Access: Towards an Integrated Information Rich Tool. International Journal of Information Management, 26 (3), 212-223.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2006). E-Governance and Freedom of Information in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Development and Human Rights. Library Review 55(7), 440-449.
  • Mutula, S.M (2006). Freedom of Information in the SADC Region: Implications for Development and Human Rights. Library Review, 55(7), 440-449
  • Wamukoya, J.M. and Mutula, S.M. (2005). E-Records Management and Governance in East and Southern Africa. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science 10 (2), 67-83.
  • Wamukoya, J.M. and Mutula, S.M. (2005). Capacity Building Requirements for e-Records Management: The Case in East and Southern Africa. Records Management Journal, 15 (2), 71-79
  • Mutula, S.M. (2005). Bridging the Digital Divide Through e-Governance: A Proposal for Africa’s Libraries and Information Centres. The Electronic Library, 23(5), 591-602.
  • Mutula, S.M.; Komanyane, K. and Grand, B. (2005). Cell Phone Use by Students at the University of Botswana: A Comparative Study of Library and Information Studies and Other Departments. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 15(1), 81-85
  • Mutula, S.M. (2005). Peculiarities of Digital Divide in sub-Saharan Africa, Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 39(2), 122-138.
  • Gerhan, D. and Mutula, S.M. (2005). Bandwidth Bottlenecks at the University of Botswana: Complications for Library, Campus, and National Development, Library Hi Tech   23(1), 102-117.
  • Mutula, S.M., Wamukoya, J. and Zulu, S.F. (2005). An Evaluation of Information Literacy Competencies amongst LIS Students at the University of Botswana. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Information Supply, 15(3), 77 – 93
  • Banda, C. Mutula, S.M. and Grand, B. (2004). Information Needs Assessment for Small Scale Business Community in Zambia: Case Study of Chisokone Market, Kitwe, Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 9(2), 95-106
  • Mutula, S.M. (2004). Making Botswana an Information Society: Current developments. The Electronic Library. 22(2), 144 – 153 [Winner of Emerald Literati Club Award]
  • Mutula, S.M. Molefe, C. and Rathapo, S. (2004). Information for the Vocational Education and Training Sector in Botswana. Information Development, 20(1), 51-60.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2004). Review of IT Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Developing and Managing Digital Libraries. New Library World, 105(7/8(1202/1203), 281-289.
  • Mutula, S.M and Sairosse, M. T. (2004). Use of Cyber Cafes: Study of Gaborone City Botswana. The Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 38(1), 60-66
  • Mutula, M. (2003). Cyber Café Industry in Africa, Journal of Information Science, 29(6), 489-497
  • Sairosse, T.M and Mutula, S.M. (2003). Economic and Social Impact of the Internet: a Study of Cyber Cafes in Gaborone, Botswana. Library Hi Tech, 21(4), 451-462).
  • Mutula, S.M. (2003). Issues in Library Associations in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa: the Case of Botswana Library Association (BLA). The Electronic Library, 21(4), 335-351.
  • Mutula, S.M and Fombad, M. (2003). Collection Development Practices at the University of Botswana Library. Malaysian Journal of Information Science, 8 (1), 65-76
  • Mutula, S.M and Makondo, F. (2003). IT Skills Needs for Collection Development at the University of Botswana Library. Library Hi-Tech, 21(1), 94-101
  • Mutula, S.M. (2002). E-Government for Development Success/Failure Case Study No.2: Supporting Democracy with ICTs: South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission, The "eGovernment for Development Information Exchange" Project Coordinated by the University of Manchester's Institute for Development Policy and Management, Available at: http://www.egov4dev.org/iec.htm
  • Mutula, S.M. (2002). Africa’s Web Content: Current Status. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 7 (2), 35-55
  • Mutula, S.M and Mzee. A .M. (2002). Contradictions of Tanzania Government Policies on Internet Service Provision: Case Study of Dar es Salaam City. Library Hi Tech, 20(3), 359-369
  • Mutula, S.M and Bahta, G. (2002). Publishing Patterns in Botswana: The Way Forward, Information Development, 18(4), 231-235
  • Mutula, S.M. and Nakitto, M. (2002). Book Publishing Patterns in Uganda: Challenges and Prospects. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 12(2), 177-188
  • Mutula, S.M. (2002). E-Learning Initiative at the University of Botswana: Challenges and Opportunities. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 19(3), 99-109
  • Mutula, S.M. (2002). The Cellular Phone Economy in the SADC Region: Implications for Libraries. Online Information Review, 26(2), 79-91.
  • Mutula, S. M. (2002). Current Developments in the Internet Industry in Botswana. The Electronic Library, 20(6), 504-511
  • Mutula, S.M. (2002). University Education in Kenya: Current Developments and Future Outlook. International Journal of Education Management, IJEM, 16(3), 109-119
  • Mutula, S.M. (2002). Internet Connectivity and Services in Kenya: Current Developments. The Electronic Library, 20(6), 466-472
  • Mutula, S.M. (2001). IT Environment in Kenya: Implications for Libraries in Public Universities. Library Hi-Tech, 19(2), 155-166
  • Mutula, S.M. (2001). Financing of Public University Education in Eastern and Southern African: Implications for IT Acquisition and Use in Library Environments Library. The Bottomline, 14(3), 116-131
  • Mutula, S.M. (2001). Internet Access in East Africa: Future Outlook. Library Review, 50(1), 28-33
  • Mutula, S.M. (2001). Implementing and Managing the Erudite Library System at Botswana National Library and the United States International University, Kenya: a Comparison, Program: Library Information Services and Systems, 35(1) 65-72
  • Mutula, S.M. with Jain, P. (2001). Diffusing Information Technology in Botswana: a Framework for Vision 2016, Information Development, 19(4), 334-240
  • Mutula, S.M. (2001). The Impact of Y2K in Southern Africa, Information Development, 17(1), 19-27
  • Mutula, S.M. (2000). Managing Stakeholder Interests during Change: the United States International University Library Experience, Information Development, 16(2), .83-88.
  • Mutula, S.M. and. Ahmadi, M.M. (2000).  An investigation into Problems of Internet Access and Use in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, Malaysian Journal of Information Science,  5 (2), 31-43
  • Mutula, S.M. (2000). IT Development in Eastern and Southern Africa: Implications for University Libraries, Library Hi-tech, 18(4), 320-334
  • Mutula, S.M. (2000). Changing Trends in Library Automation, African Journal of Library Archives and Information Science, 10(1), 23-33.

Chapters

  • Bwalya, KJ and Mutula, SM (2015). The Gamut of e-government research and implementation: Key issues. In Digital Solutions for Contemporary Democracy & e-government (Bwalya and Mutula, eds), pp1-20). Hershey PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Mutula, S (2013) e-government divide: Implications for sub Saharan Africa. In information ethics for Africa: Cross cutting themes. Pretoria. ACEIE, pp. 59-69
  • Mutula, S (2013) Ethical dimension of information society: In information ethics for Africa: cross cutting themes. Pretoria: ACEIE, pp 29-42
  • Raseroka, K and Mutula, S.M. (2012). Retracing the impact of Information Communication Technology on academic libraries in sub Saharan Africa: Case study of the University of Botswana Library. In. Ravindra N. Sharma (Ed). Libraries in the Early 21st Century: An International Perspective (Vol II). Berlin: De Gruyster Saur/IFLA, 2012. pp  129-144
  • Mutula, S.M (2012). Demystifying Digital Scholarship. In A. Tella and A.O. Issa (Eds). Library and A. Tella and A.O. Issa (Eds). Library and Information Science in Developing Countries. Contemporary Issues. N. York: IGI; (ISBN 13:9781613503355; ISBN 10: 1613503350), pp170-194
  • Mutula, S.M (2012). E-government’s Role in Poverty Alleviation: Case Study of South Africa. In. R.N. Lekoko and L.M. Semali (Eds). Cases on Developing Countries and ICT Integration: Rural Community Development.Y: IGI Global (ISBN:978-1-60960-117-1 (hbk); ebook ISBN: 978-1-60960-119-5), pp. 104-122
  • Zulu, SFC; Sebina, PM; Grand, B; and Mutula, SM (2012).  Benchmarking Botswana’s e-Government Initiatives with WSIS Principles: A Review of Progress and Challenges. In K. Bwalya and S. Zulu (Eds). Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks. N. York: IGI, pp (pages 237-262), ISBN13: 9781466603240
  • Mutula, S.M (2011). A Model for Building Trust in E-government. In. E. Adomi. Frameworks for ICT Policy: Government, Social and Legal Issues. N.Y : IGI Global (ISBN: 978-1-61692-012-8).pp15-33
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Cyber Security of Children: Implications for Sub Saharan Africa E.E. Adomi (Ed). Security and Software for Cybercafés. ISBN: 978-1-59904-903-8; 360 pp; March 2008. London: Information Science Reference.
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Local Content and Africa’s Presence on the Web. IN: Aina, L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (2008) (pp50-69). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4
  • Mutula, S.M and Ojedokun, A.A. (2008). Digital Libraries. IN:  Aina, L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (2008) (pp101-121). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4
  • Mnjama, N. Wamukoya, J. and Mutula, S.M. (2008). E-government and E-records Management. Aina, IN: L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (2008) (pp 158-176). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4
  • Mutula, S.M. and Moahi, K.H. (2008). Institutional Framework foe the Information Society in Africa. IN: Aina, L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (2008) (pp 180-204). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4
  • Mutula, S.M. (2008). Digital Divide in Africa: Its Causes, and Amelioration Strategies. IN: Aina, L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (2008) (pp 205-228). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4
  • Mutula, S.M and Mooko, N.P. (2008). Knowledge Management. IN: Aina, L.O., Mutula, S.M. and Tiamiyu, M.A. (2008) (269-299). Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Ibadan. Third World Information Services Ltd., 457pp. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4
  • Aina, L.O and Mutula, S.M (2007). Opportunities for electronic publishing in Africa, In: African Scholarly Publishing, (Thandike Mkandawire and Alois Mlambo, Eds.).Oxford: INASP, pp. 193-200: ISBN: 978-1-904855-83-5.
  • Mutula, S.M. and Wamukoya, J. (2006). E-government readiness in East and Southern Africa. Encyclopedia of Digital Government, Vol. II (E-H). London: Idea Group Reference, pp. 571-579. ISBN 1-59140-789-3
  • Mutula, S.M. (2005). ICT and the local content in the NEPAD agenda: Where is the focus? In: (Jacques and Lesetedi, G.N. 2005, pp. 282-296). The New Partnership for Africa’s Development: Debates, Opportunities and Challenges. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa. ISBN: 0 7983 0197 X
  • Mutula S.M and Mashingaize, T. (2003). Perspectives of Cataloguing and Classification in Africa. IN: Historical Aspects of Cataloguing and Classification Ed by Martin Joachim. N. York: The Hapworth Information Process, pp 61-78. ISBN: 0-7890-1981-7
  • Mutula S.M. (2002). Web-based Reference Services: Design and Implementation Decisions, IN International Yearbook of Library and Information Management 2002: The Digital Factor, in Library and Information Services 2002-2003 ed. by G.E Gorman, Facet Publishing, London, pp.159-18, ISBN: 1-85604-452-1

Awards and Honors:

Type of Award Role/Meaning Date of award
Top 30 researcher at UKZN 
  In 2014
National Research Foundation (NRF rating) –C2 Established researcher who has demonstrated the ability to conceptualize problems and apply research methods to investigating them September 2012
2012 Africa Network of Information Ethics (ANIE) Award Awarded by Capurro Fiek Foundation for Information Ethics (Germany), for outstanding scholar who has contributed immensely to development of Information Ethics in Africa September 2012
Dean’s Award for Service Excellence Outstanding Academic Leader in Service Performance in the School of Social Sciences, UKZN 11 December 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Outstanding Reviewer Awards for 2012 (see http://www.emeraldinsight.com/authors/literati/reviewer_2012.htm Awarded for being and outstanding reviewer for The Electronic Library in 2012 December 2012
Mutula, S.M. (2011). Challenges and Opportunities of E-Government in South Africa. The Electronic Library, 28(1), 38-53. [Winner of 2011 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence –in the category of Highly Commended Award April 2011
Listed in the Register of Honorary membership of International Who’s Who of Historical Society (USA) Listed in the Society’s of renowned professionals in the world in their areas of specialisations 17 November 2009
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Zululand Provide public lectures on invitations, attend key functions of the university, contribute to research efforts of the university, collaborate with faculty on matters of research 2008/2011
UB Researcher of the Year (2007) Recognised for research contributions both locally and internationally 12 December 2008
UB Researcher of the Year (2005 Recognised for research contributions both locally and internationally December 2008
IFLA excellence award for information literacy portfolio developed (2007) Developed a portfolio for IL May 2007
Award winning article (Awarded Literati Club UK IT Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Developing and Managing Digital Libraries"., pp. 281-289 2005
Award winning article (Awarded Literati Club UK) Making Botswana an information society: current developments'. The Electronic Library vol 22 No. 2, pp 144-153. 2005
Award winning article (Awarded Literati Club UK Financing Public Universities in Eastern and Southern Africa: Implications for Information Services ‘.Bottomline: Managing Library Finances vol 14 No. 3, pp 116-131. 2002
Award winning paper presented at Standing conference east, central and southern African librarians(SCECSAL) Libraries of the Future: Implications for University Libraries in Eastern and Southern Africa, Windhoek, Namibia 2000

Supervision

  • Supervised to completion 25 PhDs, 14 Masters and 6 honors

Community Engagement

  • Promotion of information ethics in LIS schools in Africa

Research Projects

  • Implementation of information ethics curriculum in African LIS schools based WSIS Action Line 10
  • ICT use by nurses in hospitals in KwaZulu Natal Province

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