Monday, April 30, 2012


Records Management Internship Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's Financial Management Division is looking for an intern to work with the Records Management Office. Candidates do not need to have a background in Records Management to be qualified for this internship; however candidates should have a working knowledge of records management and/or library or archival science. Background: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is the world's preeminent bank supervisory agency. The OCC's primary mission is to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and federal savings associations. We also supervise the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Our goal in supervising national banks and federal savings associations is to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products. Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC. This internship position is within the Financial Management Division ("FM") of the OCC, but provides records management services to offices throughout the OCC. For more information on the OCC, please visit Position Description: Interns selected for this position will be performing the following duties: * Participate in record audits and evaluations. * Perform statistical analysis on RM Metrics. * Assist in filing, maintaining, retrieving, circulating, and refiling OCC records. * Use electronic management systems to organize and track electronic records. * Research and understand Federal RM regulations and guidance. * Review records and process those records per records retention schedule. * Write finding aids/inventory lists of records pursuant to Federal guidelines. * Pack boxes of records. * Move boxes of records. * Conduct data entry. * Provide administrative and clerical assistance. Qualifications and Requirements: Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements: * U.S. Citizenship. * Able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted and stoop, bend, and reach. * Detail-oriented, especially when handling documents and conducting data entry. * Strong organizational skills. * Ability to work independently after training. * Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing). * Possess a functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. * Ability to work efficiently in a team environment. * Availability of 20-24 hours per week, minimum. Additional Information: Positions available: 1 Desired Start Date: May 2012 End Date: June 2013 Hours per week: 20 to 24 minimum (may be able to work more than 24 hours per week depending on the needs of the project) Paid: Hourly wage, $12-16 per hour depending on experience Application Materials/Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (1-2 pages), and transcript to


AA HECKMAN FELLOWSHIP The A.A. Heckman Endowed Fellowship Fund is intended to fund research, study, documentation, and dissemination of archival materials that advance the historical record and provide insight into America’s continuing relationship with-and response to-alcohol and drug use, misuse, and addiction. The Fellowship is available to scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, medicine, and related fields. Depending upon applicants’ anticipated expenses, it provides partial to full financial support for travel to and from an archives collection, including but not limited to the Hazelden Pittman Archives Collection.* Room and board expenses may also be eligible. The Fellowship will be paid in two installments--one payment to commence the research, and a second payment at the conclusion of the research upon receipt of a copy of a written document of the project’s findings or results, and dated expense receipts. The number of Fellowships awarded each year and the amounts of Fellowships awarded each year will vary, depending upon the number of qualified applicants who submit applications and who are accepted, as well as the estimations of anticipated expenses. Fellowship awards may vary from $100 to $4,000 per award. Applications are reviewed by committee and may require an interview. To apply for the Fellowship, please email the following information to Barbara Weiner, Library Manager, at YOUR NAME CONTACT INFORMATION NAME AND LOCATION OF ARCHIVE TO BE ACCESSED EDUCATION AND/OR EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATION PURPOSE OF RESEARCH SPECIFY LEARNING OUTCOMES YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE EDUCATIONAL GOAL FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP DESCRIBE THE SCHOLARLY WORK ESTIMATED PROPOSED DATES OF TRAVEL ESTIMATED DATE OF SUBMISSION OF PROJECT FINDINGS PROJECTED EXPENSES *The Hazelden Pittman Archives is a collection of historical alcoholism literature and artifacts located at Hazelden's main campus in Center City, MN, USA. It is comprised of over 1,500 books, and about 2000 pamphlets, letters, posters, postcards, trade labels, novelties, memorabilia, movies, journals, newspapers, magazines, and medicine bottles. The collection is focused on the topic of alcoholism, along with the related topics of drug addiction, prohibition, temperance, Alcoholics Anonymous, treatment, counseling, and gambling. It is available for research by appointment.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lecture - Preservation

Photography: Preserving the Moment & the Image
Friday, April 27th from 2-4 with reception to follow - Cecil H. Green Library in the Bender Room

Kate Elena Contakos
Head, Preservation Department
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, California 94305
650.724.2958 office
650.391.3861 cell

FREE webinar and lectures - LC Preservation

Preserving our history and sharing knowledge are what our profession does best. You can play an important role in helping your patrons save their own family history and personal treasures.

In celebration of Preservation Week 2012 (April 22nd –April 28th), the Library of Congress is sponsoring public events to share preservation strategies and basic instructions that help people care for their personal materials and thereby pass them on.

A brief list of our Preservation Week activities is below. The full list, including descriptions of each program, can be found on our website and in the Library’s official press release.

Monday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m., “Film: Investment in the Future:” A 35-minute photofilm (a film made from still images) from the 1980s explains the history of library preservation through the activities of the Library of Congress at that time. Dining Room A, on the sixth of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m., “Caring for Your Digital Photos: Strategies to Help You Organize and Save Your Digital Memories:” Staff from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the Prints and Photographs Division will provide basic, practical tips for organizing and saving digital photos. Dining Room A, on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Save Your Digital Stuff: Practical Strategies for Preserving Your Digital Materials:” Staff from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program will provide some basic, practical tips for preserving personal digital collections. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial D.C. Public Library, 901 G St N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m., “Caring for Your Books, Documents and Works of Art on Paper, and Photographic Prints:” Conservation specialists from the Preservation Directorate will discuss and demonstrate basic preservation measures one can do at home to care for personal collections. Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Webinar. “Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips for Family Historians:” Staff members from the Library's Preservation Directorate and the Local History & Genealogy Reading will host a free webinar with tips and recommendations for preserving family memorabilia. To participate in this webinar, send an email at least three days prior to the event to Mark Wilson (mwilson at loc Webinar "seats" are limited and will be filled in the order in which the requests are received.

Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Webinar: “Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs:” The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program will present information about learning to care for digital photos. Hosted by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. Free; registration required at

Saturday, April 28, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., “Save Your Digital Stuff: Practical Strategies for Preserving Your Digital Materials:” Basic, practical tips for preserving personal digital collections. Arlington Country Public Library, Central Branch, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington.

Throughout the month, Young Readers Center Open House: The Center will feature lively presentations and a book display introducing aspects of preservation to its young visitors and their families. The Young Readers Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Room G29 on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

A full list of national activities can be seen at Preservation Week’s online map and followed on Twitter, @PreservationWk.

Monday, April 9, 2012

FREE webinars - ALA preservation week

April 24, 2012 Taking Care: Family Textiles Bronwyn Eves
April 26, 2012 Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs Bill LeFurgy

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Workshop - Appraisal of Electronic Records

New England Archivists announces an educational workshop for Spring 2012:

*Appraisal of Electronic Records*

*(co-sponsored with SAA and Rauner Special Collections Library)*

May 5, 2012 – Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH



*Appraisal of Electronic Records*

*(co-sponsored with SAA and Rauner Special Collections Library)*

Saturday, May 5, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dartmouth College

Moore Hall, Room 03B

3 Maynard Street

Hanover, New Hampshire

Cost: Early-Bird/Regular

SAA Member: $185 / $235

Employees of Member Institutions: $210 / $260

Nonmember: $235 / $285

SAA provides a $25 discount off the non-member rate for NEA
members.Please enter “25NEA12” into the promotional code on the online
registration form to apply the discount.

Registration deadline: April 7, 2012

Register _here_


Caryn A. Wojcik, CA, MLIS

Government Records Archivist, State of Michigan

Workshop Description:

Increasingly, archival records are created in electronic formats. As a
result, archives of all types need to be responsible for the
preservation of electronic records. After a review of the fundamental
principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be
introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when
appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical
aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

* Develop an appraisal policy for your archives.
* Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules.
* Address technical issues (such as metadata, software dependence,
etc.) that arise when appraising electronic records.
* Appraise electronic records for your archives.

Who should attend?Archivist practitioners, records managers, anyone
responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records.

What should you know already?Archival appraisal of records, as well as
some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records.

Attendance limited to 28.

Workshop - archives

In association with the Friends of California Archives, the California
State Archives is presenting a one-day Basics of Archives workshop in
San Diego on Monday, June 18th, from 8:30-4:00. The workshop will be
held in the Bayside Room of the San Diego County Administration Center
at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101.
Taught by highly experienced professionals, the workshop will cover the
fundamentals of archives management, including appraisal, acquisitions,
collection development, arrangement and description, preservation,
reference services, and public outreach. The course is intended for
those who have some responsibility for the care and management of
historical collections, but do not have any formal training.
To register for the workshop, send your name, name of organization,
email address, and phone number to Sherrie Lujan at Registration fee is $50.00 per person and
includes all workshop handouts, a supply catalog, and a guide to
collections care. Cash or checks payable to Friends of California
Archives should be mailed to Basics of Archives Workshop, 1020 O Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814. Payment must be made in full prior to the workshop
date. The registration deadline is June 11, 2012.

For questions about the workshop, contact Laren Metzer at


Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Portland, OR - May 22, 2012

Cosponsored and hosted by
Portland Art Museum


Creating stable environmental conditions is the most significant step an institution can take for the long-term preservation of the collections materials under its stewardship. While most preservation actions affect single items or groups of items, environmental conditions affect entire collections.

Though providing stable environmental conditions is a goal for most archives, museums, and libraries, in actuality it can be very difficult to achieve ideal specifications. In addition to economic limitations faced by many institutions, collections are often housed in historic structures, in buildings with aging systems, or in structures whose designs make environmental management difficult.

This one day program will explore new approaches to controlling environmental conditions in cultural institutions. Leading experts in the field will present physically and financially feasible environmental control strategies to help institutions preserve collections materials for the long-term.

Topics covered will include:

* The Collections Environment
* Understanding the Building/Climate Relationship
* New Approaches and Best Practices for Environmental Control
* Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis

This program is intended for staff of cultural heritage organizations responsible for monitoring and managing environmental conditions for collections, including registrars, facilities managers, archivists, librarians, curators, collections managers, and stewards of historic house museums.

Michael C. Henry PE, AIA, Principal Engineer/Architect,Watson & Henry Associates
Richard L. Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation, Shelburne Museum
James M. Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute


Location: Portland Art Museum
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8:15AM - 5:00 PM

$85 CCAHA members
$100 Non-members

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2012

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at:

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit

QUESTIONS? Call 215-545-0613 or email

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Internship - Metadata

Metadata Internship: 2012

Northwestern University Library has an archival collection that requires the generation and/or clean-up of metadata for an EAD finding aid.

Background information:
Item level cataloging for 1044 photographs held in the Vernon McKay papers in the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. The photographs visually document about 25 African countries in the immediate pre- or post-independence eras. The vast majority of the photographs were issued by either outgoing colonial information departments or the newly independent government ministries of information. Many of the photographs have detailed contemporary labels. The photographs are an extraordinary resource that document political, social, educational, economic, industrial and public health development.

An EAD finding aid describing the 121 boxes of documents and other materials in the McKay collection was completed several years ago. This finding aids notes four boxes of photographs, but does not describe the photographs individually. The job will involve transcribing information accompanying the photographs or, in some cases, providing titles and other descriptive information where none currently exists. The intern will enter this and other descriptive metadata into the Library's archival management system, Archon (, which will export a properly formatted finding aid in EAD XML that will be accessible through the Library's web site (

The applicant must have an interest in cataloging/metadata. This is a 20-hour per week, paid internship. Relocation reimbursement and on campus housing is not available. The internship will begin June 2012, last fourteen weeks, and be located in Northwestern University Library in Evanston, IL.

Please send cover letter and resume to,

Nicole Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian
Digital Collections, Library Technology Division, Northwestern University Library

Monday, April 2, 2012

Free webinars

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Skills for the Everyday Leader (WebJunction)
Many of us regard a move into management as "going to the dark side," but leadership is not only reserved for those with manager in their title. Learning effective supervisory skills can benefit many levels of work in the library, especially if you wear multiple hats in your organization serving as both staff peer and manager. Find out the top 10 actions to take and the top 10 mistakes to avoid as an everyday leader. By the end of this webinar, you'll have some simple and effective tools to help you work more powerfully with your colleagues or become the supervisor you always wanted to work for.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Everything I Need and Want is in the Teen Section: YA Spatial Practices in New U.S. Public Libraries (San Jose State University – SLIS)
While conventional LIS youth services concentrates on collections, this presentation, part of a 3-year IMLS National Leadership grant, engages a critical youth studies approach examining "spatial equity" for young adults in libraries: what current U.S. practices tell us. Recently collected quantitative data from both professionals and youth library users further inform on-going qualitative research with video ethnography and experimental 3D mockups of real spaces.

Noon - 1:00 (CT)
25 Twitter projects to engage your community and benefit your business (O’Reilly)
Jesse McDougall, author of #tweetsmart, discusses the approach of engaging in Twitter community-building projects in a way that is strategic, fun, and measurable. Jesse will share some of his favorite Twitter projects to demonstrate how to build community in 140 characters or less and will show how your business can benefit.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Picture These: What’s New With Graphic Novels (Booklist)
As readership of graphic novels continues to skyrocket, it’s clear that the format has firmly taken root for a wide range of readers. How can you stay on top of the hottest new graphic novels for children and teens? Join us for an exciting, hour-long program moderated Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ian Chipman and featuring a panel of representatives from six leading graphic-novel publishers: ABDO, First Second Books, Kids Can Press, Papercutz, TOON Books, and Top Shelf.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Spring Adult Book Buzz (Library Journal)
Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s Canada, his first novel in six years. Chelsea Cain’s Kill You Twice, next in the New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan series. And award-winning broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr’s Swim: Why We Love the Water. These are some of the spring/summer season’s hottest titles, and they’ll be featured with other big titles on LJ’s April 10 webcast, Spring Adult Book Buzz. Arm yourself with suggestions for vacation reading by joining us as sponsors Harper Collins, Macmillan Library Marketing, Perseus, and Random House share their top picks.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Virtual Connections (WebJunction)
Get connected with your library patrons! Connecting with patrons in the online world is vital for libraries. Learn how to build and maintain virtual, internet-based connections with your patrons by utilizing the tools they are increasingly using themselves, including Google Plus, QR Codes, and Pinterest. We will focus on how to get started with these platforms and how to immediately put them to use for your library. You will also be provided with ideas to expand your use of these great connection-oriented tools. Learn how libraries are growing virtual community connections and engaging with their patrons.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Snapshot Day: What It Is and How Your Library Will Benefit (NCompass Live)
Join Robin Clark, chair of NLA's Advocacy Committee, and Jessica Chamberlain, NLA's PLTS Vice-Chair, as they explain what Snapshot Day is, how your library can participate and how your library will benefit from participating in this advocacy event.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits (Grantspace)
Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking. We focus specifically on foundation fundraising. The course will address such questions as: What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding? What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so?

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (CT)
Information Professional to Intelligence Analyst: Translating your LIS Skills (San Jose State University – SLIS)
Librarians are breaking into a wide range of fields outside the traditional roles because our skills are extremely valuable across the board to many organizations and agencies. The Intelligence community is one of these. This presentation will highlight the transferable skills needed to make the transition from librarian to intelligence analyst, as well as provide tips on preparing a resume, and yourself, for a career supporting law enforcement and military agencies using your LIS background.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
The Cycle of Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success (Grantspace)
Learn how to enhance your organization's competitiveness and strengthen its financial health. Sustainability is a popular but often misunderstood buzzword in our sector. Nonprofit sustainability means more than just generating enough money to keep our organization afloat. In this class we will begin with the definition of nonprofit sustainability, and then we will cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long-term sustainability for an organization. Learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)
Time management" is an oxymoron. You can't change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or 'manage' it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you're confronted.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Healing Reads: Bibliotherapy for the 21st Century (Infopeople)
The popularity of bibliotherapy has seen resurgence in the last few years with an emphasis on using both fiction and non-fiction reading in highly creative ways. Its aim now is to increase individual well-being rather than simply focus on self-help and psychological disorders. These changes offer a renewed role for bibliotherapy in your library! This one-hour webinar will review the benefits of bibliotherapy for all ages, provide examples of programming and services available, and share with you how to incorporate the use of bibliotherapy into your library. This webinar will be of interest to Adult, Teen and Children’s Librarians and Academic Librarians.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! (TechSoup)
Need an easy way to handle your organization’s accounting transactions? Join our free webinar, QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to learn more about how you can streamline your day-to-day business with the new 2012 updates to Intuit’s QuickBooks. During this webinar, we will be hearing from QuickBooks Made Easy instructor Gregg Bossen about how this tool can aid your nonprofit or library, giving you an in-depth look at the new updates to the QuickBooks software.

Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Responsive Web Design Bootcamp (O’Reilly)
It is no longer safe to assume that visitors to your website are sitting in front of a large monitor equipped with a keyboard and mouse. As smartphones overtake the desktop as the primary portal to the Web - and as new device types and interaction models continue to emerge - designers need to adopt future-friendly strategies that support a full range of user contexts with a single codebase. This webcast is for web designers and developers who are interested in creating mobile web sites and web apps. A working familiarity with standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript would be very helpful but is not required.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Latest Trends in Library Architecture and Interior Design (San Jose State University – SLIS)
Steve and Desta Krong of Krong Design Inc. will discuss some of the latest trends in library architecture and interior design such as: how libraries have transformed through the years, the importance of design, identity, and branding, how to prepare for the future of library design, budget and scope considerations, architect‘s and interior designer‘s working relationships, new library rooms & areas, finish materials, furniture, lighting trends, case study reviews, and sustainability in library design and operations.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
My 3 Top Favorite iThings (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Our iPad expert and AT Specialist, Jennifer McDonald-Peltier, will tell us about three apps that she uses all the time, with a variety of students. They are all very flexible and allow quick and easy personalization for the many individuals she sees.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring (Booklist)
Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview Mystery Month, from Booklist’s May 1 Mystery Showcase to a wealth of Booklist Online exclusive content. Publishers HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Cook Book Spring Buzz (Library Journal)
As the nation’s diet—and its consequences—has become an increasingly common topic of conversation, commonsensical truths—from the social benefits of a shared family meal to the health boost that home cooked, unprocessed foods provide—have gained new advocates. What a better way to tap into these benefits than by cracking open some of these forthcoming spring cooking titles and preparing a delicious meal to share with friends or family.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Leveraging Technology to Support Early Literacy in the Library (Infopeople)
Thinking of enhancing early literacy environments in your library? Wanting to learn more about technology for young children? Can’t decide what type of early literacy technology to add to your library? This webinar will review the benefits of technology for young children, the types of technology available, and how to incorporate the technology into your library. Find out how libraries can play a role in enhancing early literacy technology experiences and the importance of promoting technology for all ages.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (NCompass Live)
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Teen Literature Update 2012 (Infopeople)
The world of young adult literature is an inherently dynamic one and one that, in the last decade, has become among the most active in publishing. Each new publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all of these changes and the new titles flooding the market can be a full-time job. This webinar will help students identify new trends and the best new titles and resources for collection development.

Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Access to Public Records: tensions between the right-to-know and the protection of privacy and the role of Records Management in addressing these issues (San Jose State University – SLIS)
Government accountability, fostered by ready availability of public records, is a cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Yet the government also holds increasingly large amounts of sensitive personal and business data that is legitimately entitled to confidential treatment. Needless retention of information that is truly no longer needed creates risks ranging from improper breach of confidentiality, to burdens of "searching the haystack," to unmanageable opacity by simple result of sheer quantity. The accelerating increase in the volume and range of public information calls for forward-looking management of information as a highly important asset.