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University of Maryland forum will explore policy issues associated with use of digital information, April 10 - 11, 2000

The rapid shift to digital information presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges for businesses and other institutions. The implications of this shift, and how to capitalize on and deal with them, are the subjects of the first annual Maryland Forum on Information Policy Issues, April 10-11, at the University of Maryland in College Park. The Forum is organized by the College of Library and Information Services (CLIS).

Dr. Tom Davenport, Director, Andersen Consulting Institute for Strategic Change and Professor at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, is speaking on "Knowledge Management and the Future Course of American Business" at the first annual Maryland Forum on Information Policy Issues. 2000. Davenport, a well-known expert in the field and author of INFORMATION ECOLOGY and WORKING KNOWLEDGE, among other books, will analyze the KM phenomenon, assess its impact on business, and offer insights on its continuing impact in the years ahead. His presentation is scheduled for April 10, 1 - 2:30 PM, Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Center Building.

Other speakers at the Forum include:

Dr. John C. Thomas, Manager of Knowledge Socialization at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, speaking on "Knowledge Management and Human Socialization: Information Serving People, April 11, 1 - 2:30 PM, Special Events Room, McKeldin Library.

Mr. Ian Wilson, Archivist of Canada, speaking on "Archives, Records, and Information Policy: Issues and Challenges for the Future, April 11, 4 - 5 PM, Special Events Room, McKeldin Library.

There is no charge for these lectures and anyone who is interested is invited to attend, but it is requested that people notify us so we can plan for enough space. Please e-mail the conference organizer, Dr. Bruce Dearstyne, at, or call CLIS at 301-404-2038.

More information on the Forum is available at

-- Anonymous, February 10, 2000

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