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Press Release:
Conference Expands to Include E-Government

September 2001

Today, administrators in state and local government face a myriad of complex challenges involving their electronic records. Due to rapid changes in technology, the answers are often not obvious, and can be beyond the reach of existing training programs and available policy.

Nonetheless, decisions must be made daily on questions like these: How do you save and manage the electronic signatures that result from transactions on your portal site? How do you identify and save state records that are sent as e-mail? How can you prepare for the use of electronic records in litigation defense? How can you describe and store electronic records for efficient retrieval?

These are a few of the challenges to be addressed in a national two-day conference to be hosted by Arizona State University.

On October 12th and 13th, administrators, technology professionals and managers responsible for creating or maintaining electronic documents will convene at ECURE 2001. Experts from across North America will present foundation sessions on fundamental skills, case studies and leading-edge research on emerging strategies. Topics will include selection, retention, protection and accessibility for many types of electronic information.

Now in its third year, ECURE has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Office.com. Building upon its successful programs for administrators in higher education, the conference is being expanded this year to address the needs of government employees.

ECURE 2001 will feature a range of distinguished presenters and a unique interdisciplinary approach. Attorneys, archivists, librarians, government administrators, managers and technology professionals will interpret critical issues for you. Small group discussion sessions will allow unparalleled post-presentation access to the experts.

ECURE 2001: Preservation and Access for Electronic College and University Records is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, with the support of Bell and Howell Information and Learning.

Group discounts are available. Early registration ends September 17th. For additional program and registration information, see the conference Web site at <http://www.asu.edu/it/events/ecure/>.