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Conference on the ecology of information

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 1998
The information ecosystem: Managing the Life Cycle of Information
for Preservation and Access

March 10-13, 1998
at Archives II, College Park, Maryland

Sponsored by the National Park Service Museum Management Program and
National Register of Historic Places, the National Archives and
Records Administration

Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center

What is the Information Ecosystem?  A course that teaches managers
how to create, manage, adapt, and reuse information, particularly
electronic information, in a project setting.  Attendees will learn
answers to:

    What is the ecology of information?
    Who are the stakeholders in the information ecosystem?
    How do you create long-lived information effectively?  What are
    the payoffs?
    What information systems exist?  How can you adaptively reuse
    their contents?
    How do you plan for effective information management in the 21st
    century?
    How do you integrate legacy data into your systems?
    What new and endangered species do we have in the information
    ecosystem?
    What are the special challenges and opportunities of digital
    projects?
    What are the legal constraints on information use?
    What are the best research sources, strategies, tools, and help
    sources?

Who Should Attend?  Middle and upper managers of cultural and
natural resources who are responsible for supervising the creation,
management, use and/or adaptive reuse of information.  Program
heads, division and department directors, park superintendents,
information officers, records managers, librarians, archivists,
state historic preservation officers, and others from the federal
and state government, nonprofit organizations, and corporations will
be interested in attending.

The fee for the conference is $285 including lunches.  Participants
will be responsible for their travel and lodging costs.  The number
of participants is limited.

For more information

    Gay Tracy
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA  01810
    Fax 978-475-6021
    <tracy [at] nedcc__org>.

The registration deadline is 2-27-98.

This conference was made possible, in part, with special funding by
the National Park Service through its Cultural Resource Training
Initiative and by the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

Gay S. Tracy
Public Relations Coordinator
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover  MA  01810-1494
978-470-1010
Fax 978-475-6021

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