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Libraries are collections of information, typically segregated
by the type of stored information, such as development, testing,
and production-related programs, data, or documentation.
Management should strictly control access to all libraries and
the movement of programs and files between libraries. Programming
personnel should not move programs into or out of production
libraries. Library controls provide ways to manage the movement of
programs between development, testing, and production environments.
Management should assign librarian functions to independent quality
assurance and production control personnel in larger institutions
or to supervisory personnel in smaller institutions.
Commensurate with the complexity of their technology
environments, organizations should consider using automated change
controls. Regardless of the use of automated change control tools,
management should strictly control access to production software
libraries, particularly in distributed environments.
Management should establish appropriate controls to manage the
movement of modified programs between libraries. The controls