n.an intended behavior of a system or its componentsSahli 1986, 9Information on AMC format implementation and use is provided, covering such topics as functional requirements analysis, information gathering, and system selection/design. The article concludes with recommendations for future action related to the format’s ongoing development and use.Hickerson 1990, 24In order to assess the potential utility of establishing a standard for archival information management systems, the author analyzes seven functional requirements statements written either as general instruments or to implement specific systems in particular institutional or network settings.Bearman 1993b, 16–17In addition, the focus on functional requirements for record-keeping systems allies archivists with auditors, administrative security personnel, freedom of information and privacy officers, lawyers, and senior managers—all of whom have a responsibility for corporate memory and its management. The author argues that this alliance is both strategically critical and intellectually desirable.Bearman 1993b, 30Always, the decision regarding the degree to which any functional requirement will be satisfied is a business decision grounded in risk assessment. Whether risk management methodology is formally applied or not, costs and benefits, specific liabilities, and organizational needs and priorities will always be taken into consideration. Decisions not to satisfy functional requirements are just that; they do not invalidate the requirement.Hedstrom 1997, 48The functional requirements provide an exhaustive inventory of conditions that organizations should consider to ensure that their policies, practices, systems, and records provide adequate and authentic documentation of their activities.ICA 2013, 4The core of this document is the section “Functional Requirements” that lists mandatory, conditional, and optional functional specifications for managing records.Gilliland 2014a, 113Such automated means of creating metadata have the added benefits of support what is being referred to as “machine-actionable data” as well as the pluralization and democratization of description. . . . In the bibliographic world, this movement has influenced the development of the related family of conceptual models: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), and Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD), as the underlying models for RDA.