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The Information Ecosystem



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:

=B7 What is the ecology of information?
=B7 Who are the stakeholders in the information ecosystem?
=B7 How do you create long-lived information effectively?  What are the
 payoffs?
=B7 What information systems exist?  How can you adaptively reuse their
contents?
=B7 How do you plan for effective information management in the 21st
 century?
=B7 How do you integrate legacy data into your systems?
=B7 What new and endangered species do we have in the information ecosystem?
=B7 What are the special challenges and opportunities of digital projects?
=B7 What are the legal constraints on information use?
=B7 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.

What Will the Course Cost?  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.

Do I Register or Get More Information?  For more information on The
Information Ecosystem: Managing the Life Cycle of Information, contact: Gay
Tracy, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square,
Andover, MA  01810, Fax 978 -475 6021, email <tracy@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
Tel 978 470-1010
Fax 978 475-6021
<tracy@nedcc.org>
Web site: http://www.nedcc.org



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