ERIC Number: ED233686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Data Base Directions: Information Resource Management - Strategies and Tools. Proceedings of the Workshop of the National Bureau of Standards and the Association for Computing Machinery (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 20-22, 1980).
Goldfine, Alan H., Ed.
This workshop investigated how managers can evaluate, select, and effectively use information resource management (IRM) tools, especially data dictionary systems (DDS). An executive summary, which provides a definition of IRM as developed by workshop participants, precedes the keynote address, "Data: The Raw Material of a Paper Factory," by John A. Gosden. The reports from four working panels which follow cover: (1) the uses of an information resource dictionary system (IRDS), with a discussion of organizational information systems and database perspectives, as well as tables illustrating how the IRDS is used in various system life cycle (SLC) phases and the relationships between IRDS functions and its users/uses; (2) IRM policies and controls, with a sample strategic system architecture plan and discussions of IRM policies applicable across all SLC phases and other policies for specific phases; (3) logical database design, with discussions of user requirements analysis, information modeling, the interface between logical and physical design, and the role of DDS in the management of data, as well as an 84-item bibliography; and (4) physical database design, with a discussion of six SLC phases, including the user requirements analysis, physical design, implementation, operations, evolution, and end game phases. A list of workshop participants and their organizational affiliations concludes the report. (ESR)
Descriptors: Data Processing, Databases, Information Needs, Information Services, Management Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Organizational Communication, Policy Formation, Program Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (1982-360-997/2238, $6.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.; Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Data Dictionary Systems; Information Resource Management