The Collections Information Systems Management Committee (CISMC) consists of one representative for each Smithsonian Institution (SI) collecting unit; one representative for each of the Under Secretaries; the Chief Technology Officer; the National Collections Coordinator; and the Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System Management Committee. The CISMC advocates Collections Information Systems (CIS) to Smithsonian units and central management as a high priority of the Institution; maintains a current understanding of CIS activities, systems, present and future needs, and plans throughout SI; encourages and facilitates cooperation and information sharing about CIS amongst SI units; provides cogent and timely advice to the Under Secretaries and the Director of the International Art Museums on the current status and future directions of CIS; recommends long term CIS priorities, funding, policies, plans, procedures, and systems that address institutional needs; promotes the use of national and international technical and information standards that foster the concepts of interoperability and facilitate the retrieval of information within broadly defined cultural and scientific communities; recommends the distribution of funds designated for CIS to the Chief Technology Officer; and promotes the use of current information technologies for advancing the use of CIS automated information on a local, national and international level and for assuring its applicability and compatibility with Smithsonian activities.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-138, Smithsonian Institution, Collections Information Systems Management Committee, Meeting Records
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