What Is an Example of a Public Information System?

Written by justin johnson | 13/05/2017
What Is an Example of a Public Information System?
Public information systems are used by people on a daily basis. (network connection image by stresskiller from Fotolia.com)

Many public places, businesses and government offices utilise public information systems. The networks conduct various types of transactions. Large amounts of information are obtained and stored on these networks to provide the services that each network is programmed to perform.


ATM machines are an example of a public information system. An ATM is used by members of the banking public to access account records and to perform transactions and account maintenance. These machines are networked to banks by a common network that allows the machine to perform the necessary functions to complete the requested transaction.

Library Checkout System

The system that performs the checkout process at a local library is an example of a public information system. Information regarding individuals and their past checkout history is stored on the system.

FEMA National Incident Management System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a public information system known as the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides governmental and nongovernmental agencies with information to better facilitate emergency management efforts in the case of a national or localised disaster.

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