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Abstract. According to hermeneutical findings, all Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) and all indexing terms in bibliographic records are located in the so-called hermeneutical circle. They are always preliminary and therefore object of permanent change. Understanding is dependent on the fusion of horizons of all involved people (knowledge managers, information architects, and – above all – users). Therefore all these people have to in-teract on KOS and records maintenance. It is a task of knowledge management in companies, administrations, etc. to create an appropriate organizational information culture.