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Information Agencies

  1. 1. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of InformationInformation Agencies.Information agencies is an agencies that specialized on information work, collecting, storing,procession, managing, preserving, creating and disseminating information to enable futuregeneration to gain enormous benefits and values for various means and purpose.Types of Information Agencies.The basic role of information agencies are as knowledge archival, preservation of cultural andheritage and as a knowledge disseminator. In the same perspectives, Information Agencies willact as knowledge retrievals for education and social interaction purposes. Information Agenciesare as follow: Archives Library Museum Gallery Figure 1 : List of Information Agencies Page | 1
  2. 2. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of InformationLibraryName of the Library Library of Congress (LOC) A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, books, and services, and the structure in which it is housed: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a privateDefinition individual. In the more traditional sense, a library is a collection of books. The term can mean the collection, the building that houses such a collection, or both. The library’s mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge andObjective creativity for the benefit of the American People. The Library of Congress, the nations oldest federal cultural institution, is the worlds preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providingRole unparalleled integrated resources. 147 million items, including Cataloged Books, Monographs and serials, bound newspapers, pamphlets, technical report, reports,Collection audio materials, manuscripts, maps, microforms, pieces of sheet music, visual materials – moving images, photographs, posters, paints and drawings. Page | 2
  3. 3. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of Information Anyone: especially Academician, Politician, Government, Kids andUsers families, Librarians, Researcher, Teachers, Artist and senior citizens. All forms of material are organize using Library Of Congress Classification scheme. This scheme is a system for classifying books and other materials, using for its notation both letters and numerals toStandard of arrangement allow for expansion: originally developed at the Library of Congress for classifying its books and subsequently adopted by other libraries. Ask a Librarian, Cataloging Services, Duplication Service Interlibrary Loan, Library Standards, National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Reader registration and those basic servicesServices Offered offered by the library. Page | 3
  4. 4. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of InformationArchiveName of Archive The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) United States of America A place where public records or other historic documents are kept. Usually, archives documents or records relating to the activities,Definition business, dealings, story of a person and family, corporation, association, community or nation. The National Archives and Records Administration serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of the Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. It ensure continuing access to theObjective essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. NARA also facilitate historical understanding of their national experience As the nation’s record keeper, it is our role that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their ownRole personal stake in the National Archives Manages the records of millions of military veterans of the 20thCollection century as well as former civilian Federal employees. Record of Government proclamations, orders, and regulations, and Presidential and other public documents. The Presidential libraries house papers, records, and other historical materials relating to all Presidents from Herbert Hoover on, their families, and their administrations Page | 4
  5. 5. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of Information The Americans, Academicians, Government, Laws and RegulationsUsers Practitioners, History Analyst, Auditors and etc.. Subject arrangement : Arrangement of files by categorical topics and then by related subjects within each records. Numerical Arrangement : arrange records that are normally identified and referred to by number as bills of lading, requisitions, purchase orders, etc. Chronological Arrangement: arrange documents in date sequence when the date is the primary means of reference. Geographical Arrangement : arrangement by geographicalStandard of arrangement locations such as area, country, state, county, etc. Organizational Arrangement: is used when the grouping of documents by the name of the pertinent organization is of primary importance in referencing records. Alphabetical Arrangement: is used to file documents by name of persons, companies, agencies, etc., in alphabetical order. Case Filing: is the grouping of documents that pertain to a particular person: place; or thing. Ask a Librarian, Cataloging Services, Duplication Service Interlibrary Loan, Library Standards, National Library Services for the Blind andServices Offered Physically Handicapped, Reader registration and those basic services offered by the library. Page | 5
  6. 6. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of InformationMuseumName of Museum Bank Negara Malaysia Money Museum A non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes ofDefinition study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment. It aims at providing the public with contemporary and multidisciplinary information about money, banknotes and coins as well as economic issues in line with the objectives and values of the Money Museum.Objective . In this respect, the communication activities of the Money Museum contribute to enhancing the public’s knowledge and understanding of the BNM’s monetary and stability policies. In supporting a learning-oriented knowledge society, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum is aims to be a provider of cultural knowledge on currency discipline. As result, it enhances the general public’s acknowledgement of the BNM and helps define its position in society.Role With its mission as a representative of knowledge and culture, the Money Museum links the BNM to the world of art, culture and science. Page | 6
  7. 7. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of Information The museum dedicated to numismatics brings culture to life. The museum explores art, history, science and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and relate The museum collection consists of over 25,000 objects encompassing the history of numismatics fromCollection the earliest invention of money to modern day. The objects include paper money, coins, tokens, medals, exonumia, and traditional money from all over the world items. Academician, Senior Citizen, Numismatic Experts, Researchers andUsers etc. All valuable collection will be exhibits in a room with environmentally sound and secure space. Collections were arranged and displayedStandard of arrangement according to their region of origin, and catalogs were made of several collections. Some collections are arranged chronologically by culture, focusing on the religious practices of each age. Kidz Corner, online quizzes, Q&A Session, Video Show, MuseumServices Offered Shop, Interactive Multimedia and Guide with tour facilities. Page | 7
  8. 8. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of InformationGalleryName of Gallery National Art Gallery of Singapore A room or building for the display or sale of works of art. An art gallery or art museum is a building or space for the exhibitionDefinition of art, usually visual art.  To be a centre of excellence in Asian art in the region, providing an intellectual cultural framework on which international discourse and fresh understandings of our unique visual art heritage can take place.  To restore, preserve, document and research the National Visual Art Permanent Collection and the historical of nationalObjective arts.  To promote and improve the quality of national visual arts by organizing exhibitions, seminars, workshops, competitions and arts activities in local and international aspects.  To create awareness, understanding, appreciation and respect towards arts To collect, restore, preserve, exhibit, promote and nurture awareness,Role understanding and appreciation of art for all community. Page | 8
  9. 9. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of Information Singapore’s National Art Collection numbers approximately 8,000 pieces, two thirds of which are Southeast Asian and Singaporean works spanning the 19th and 20th century and Singapore art with its unparalleled holdings of works by major Singaporean artists. TheCollection collection also includes significant pieces from Southeast Asian artists of international standing and also crafts, pottery, sculpture and wood art are being displayed. Target user is for those who cares and know the value of arts,Users painting and modern art, especially local artist and art students. Most of the painting will be framed and will be arranged in chronological order of event, such as independent day, the world and different cultures and etc. Somehow, collections will be displayedStandard of arrangement based on special theme, such as A Centennial Celebration Collection, every month. Tour, Publication, Gallery Trails, Games and Online ExhibitionServices Offered Panoramas. Page | 9
  10. 10. IMC 451Comparison and Contrast of Information Agencies Organization of InformationConclusionInformation agencies play a fundamental role in our society. They are the collectors andstewards of our heritage and knowledge needs; they are also organizers of the knowledge,history and learning process. Information Agencies take the knowledge of the past and present,and lay it down for the future used.Information Agencies face real challenges in coping with the transition to the digital age. Toavoid becoming the dinosaurs of the future, they have to adapt, to attract new and young users,and to develop new business models. This implies deep changes in the organizations, in theskills and sometimes in attitude. Information Agencies also have a unique role to play indisseminating knowledge about their collections.Those agencies developed in performance with their local and national history. Political,economic and social circumstances create, shape and develop the importance of InformationAgencies. Among those agencies we can find diversity and difference. The most modern andwell-equipped library is not necessarily the most developed in the art of stimulating popularparticipation and democracy. Good examples can be found all over the world.All information agencies were set up with their own roles and objectives, background andstandard of arrangements, but among those agencies, they were bounded with the samemission and attention in nurturing knowledgeable society and promotes long life learning. Page | 10

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