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Press Release:
ECURE Announces Daily Rates for Conference

February 2004

See what a difference a day can make. ECURE 2004, the premier conference for electronic records in higher education, now offers single-day registration for each day of the conference.

Renew your commitment, refresh your skills, and add to your knowledge by joining experts from across the U.S. and Canada for ECURE 2004 as your own schedule permits. The award-winning conference will be held March 1-3 on the Arizona State University campus, in Tempe, Arizona.

Opening Day: Monday, March 1: $95

The Opening Day agenda includes the welcoming address, pre-note address, and dinner for all participants. Robert Spindler, university archivist for Arizona State University, will provide an overview of ECURE 2004. Attorney David Sobel of the Electronic Privacy Information Center will examine the effect of the PATRIOT Act on university records policies. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m., with the opening address at 5:30 p.m. Wrap-up is at 8:00 p.m.

Day Two: Tuesday, March 2: $275

The day begins with the keynote address by Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information in Washington, D.C. In just over an hour, Clifford will establish the long-range view and provide a snapshot of the world of digital records at the present moment. Drawing upon his extensive experience in education, government agencies and consulting, he provides the perspective necessary to understand the issues.

Conference participants meet over breakfast, and then choose their own agenda for the rest of the day. You'll select four dynamic presentation sessions to attend, plus one interdisciplinary discussion session. Lunch is provided. An evening reception offers additional opportunities for networking with colleagues. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with a 7:45 conference start. The day closes at 7:00 p.m.

Presentation topics on Day Two include storage challenges and solutions, FERPA policies for research, digital signature preservation, digital repositories, risk management for Web resources, digital publishing, metadata, and guidelines for records creators.

Day Three: Wednesday, March 3: $150

A continental breakfast for all registrants gets discussion off to a brisk start on Day Three. Participants choose two presentation sessions and one interdisciplinary discussion session to attend. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with the first session beginning at 8:30. Wrap- up is at 12:35 p.m.

Preesentation topics on Day Three include archival issues in various settings -- data and records management for large-scale and multi-national research projects, in learning management systems, and on the computer desktop. Additional sessions will address search and retreival in federated databases, and the new PDF archival standards from Adobe, Inc.

The conference fees for each day cover the attendance for one person and include program materials. All sessions and meals associated with the program are open to registered participants only. To read presentation abstracts and to register online, visit the ECURE 2004 conference Web site, www.asu.edu/ecure/.

ECURE 2004: Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records Conference is sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information and ProQuest.


Jeremy Rowe, ECURE co-chair, jeremy.rowe@asu.edu
Rob Spindler, ECURE co-chair, rob.spindler@asu.edu