A Definition of a Common Management Framework. http://luq.lternet.edu/ publications/reports/informationmanagement/commonframe -version2.htm
- E. C. Meléndez-Colom
A common goal of information management systems (IMS) is to share information among its users and originators. These systems are usually implemented by project managers and sponsors. The design and implementation of an IMS in a research organization, prompted by directives from sponsors and mediated by the vision of information managers, reflects the activities performed by a research team (science investigators, students, and field and laboratory technicians). The Long-Term Ecological Research program is presented as an example of a data sharing community whose distinctive goal, in addition to sharing, is to preserve information for future generations. A Common Information Management Framework (CIMF) is the product of the LTER community interactions and the information tools to achieve their goals. At the same time, it provides an integrated platform to promote, facilitate, and guide the members of an LTER community in the management of the information they generate.