Accession Number : ADP005831

Title :   Information Resources Management,

Corporate Author : INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PRESS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Horton, Forest W., Jr

Report Date : 20 OCT 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Transfer of scientific and technical information between and among nations poses increasing challenges because of: 1) larger and larger volumes of data exchanged; 2) the increasing variety of information interchange media; 3) larger and larger numbers of intermediaries and end-users all along the information transfer chain; and 4) increasing incompatibility of bibliographic and telecommunications formatting conventions. The newly emerging field of Information Resources Management (IRM) offers promise in helping to cope with these serious information exchange challenges. In particular, new experiments in the US. Federal Government with a technique called 'information mapping,' helps information managers identify, describe, inventory/survey, and control their total data, document, and literature flows and holdings, whether automated or manual, more completely. This paper introduces the new approach of IRM, and the technique of information mapping, in several organizational contexts - one private (an Australian mineral and mining company), the other public (the U.S. Dept. of State).

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INTERNATIONAL, FORMATS, COMPATIBILITY, DATA MANAGEMENT, MAPPING.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE