ERIC Number: ED326247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-27
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Information Inventory/Locator Systems: From Burden to Benefit. Final Report.
McClure, Charles R.; And Others
Building on previous discussions of Federal information inventory locator systems (FILS), this report explores issues related to FILS and identifies policy and implementation options that can best meet the competing rationales and requirements for FILS. The concept of a Government-wide Information Inventory/Locator System is explored, and it is suggested that such a system should would serve as an authoritative register of all Federal information collection requests, assist agencies in locating government information, and eliminate duplication of information collection. The system would contain citations and abstracts of publicly available U.S. government information, and the name of the agency or source where the information could be obtained. This study: (1) reviews the existing policy system regarding FILS; (2) clarifies the objectives and uses for FILS; (3) identifies key stakeholders (i.e., Federal mission agencies, Federal dissemination agencies, Office of Management and Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Congress, public advocacy groups, the library/information science community, the general public, and the private sector); and (4) discusses issues and criteria related to how these systems can meet the needs of the stakeholders. The report assumes that readers are knowledgeable about Federal information policies and information resources management and does not provide a general overview of the existing Federal information policy system. (34 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC.; General Services Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Information Studies.