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For Immediate Release
Mon, 19 Jan 1999
Contact: Stephanie Simon
(518) 442-4598

Center for Technology in Government Hosts Seminar on "Dealing with Data:" Half-Day Session Highlights Tools for Information Resource Managers

Albany, NY - Data. What a simple word for such a complex issue. Government and corporate managers wrestle daily with questions of how to access, use, share, and preserve the vital information that makes their businesses run.

In an effort to simplify some of the complexities surrounding data issues, the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, in conjunction with the New York State Forum for Information Resource Management, is hosting a half-day seminar on "Dealing with Data" on Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999. The seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the U/Albany Campus Center Assembly Hall. Attendance is free, but limited.

The "Dealing with Data" Seminar will cover such topics as data quality, standards, long-term maintenance, and preservation. Information resource management professionals will discuss real-life cases and provide guidance on technology tools and techniques that address these data issues.

This Seminar is the first in a series of meetings designed to teach the public about the lessons learned in the first year of the Center's "Using Information in Government" program. This program has uncovered a treasure chest of ideas, strategies, and practices that can help managers make better use of information in their organizations. The next seminar, "Information Use Tools and Skill Sets," will take place Tuesday, May 4, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the University's Campus Center Assembly Hall.

The Center for Technology in Government is an applied research center devoted to improving government and public services through policy, management, and technology innovation. The Center, located at the University at Albany/State University of New York, works with government, corporate, and academic partners to pursue new ways of applying computing and communications technologies to the practical problems of information management and service delivery in the public sector.