Bases that serve as a guide (obviously, every Foundation is different) to detect, monitor and evaluate the information that exists in a foundation and information flows which in this run, the use that is made of it and its adequacy with your staffing needs and the objectives of the organization. With these standards adjusted to the reality of the Spanish foundations you can: * resolve the uncertainty over what information has the Foundation and where it is located, which will help us identify: duplication, shortcomings and inconsistencies. * Diagnose what use is made of information and ultimately the importance that is given to this (we will obtain answers to who, when, where, what and how the information is used). Management of the information and knowledge on foundations * likewise, this normalization of auditing in the Spanish foundations will allow us to define and manage professionally the informational string in each Foundation (inputs of information, processes, storage and bleed, outputs that generate knowledge, etc.). We can also detect what are the specific needs of information and knowledge of the members of the foundations in which established informational policy, as well as that of its providers or end users.

At last, and not least important, having a normalization on the audit on foundations allows evaluate the costs and benefits of the management of information and knowledge based on the adequacy of this with bases parameters defined in their statutes by the participating foundations. Recommended reading Andreu, R.; Ricart, j. E.; Value, j. strategy and information systems. Ed.

McGraw-Hill, Second Edition, 1996 You curras, Emilia. Ontologies, taxonomy and thesauri: construction and use Manual. Madrid: Editorial Trea, 2005. Ranguelos Youlianov, Stanislav. Management of information and knowledge in organizations. Lima, 2002. Serrano, Susana; Lluch, Monica Zapata. Audit information to manage knowledge.