Sunday, August 27, 2006

Government of Canada Information Management Conference

Registration is open for IM - Taking Care of Business, the 2006 Government of Canada Information Management Conference, October 2 and 3, 2006, at the Ottawa Congress Centre.

The 2-day conference is hosted by the Treasury Board Secretariat, the management oversight agency of the federal government of Canada.

Among the topics to be covered are:
  • Information Management for Corporate Administrative Shared Services: delivery of finance, materiel and human resources services supported by common information, data, business processes and applications
  • Leveraging Web 2.0 in the Government of Canada: panel on how RSS, wikis and blogs can be exploited in the federal government sector
  • Desktop Access to Electronic Information: discussion of consortial sharing of electronic resources across the Government of Canada
  • Breaking Down Barriers - Information Sharing During Pandemics and Emergencies
  • The Gomery Inquiry - The Information Challenge: researchers for the Gomery Commission into the federal sponsorship scandal had to sift through millions of pages of documents to help the Commission prepare for public hearings; the presentation describes how government staff organized, catalogued and developed a comprehensive database in an amazingly short time
  • An Enterprise Content Management Strategy for the Government of Canada: discussion of how Public Works and Government Services Canada can provide practical tools in supporting greater ease of management of the Government of Canada's information assets
  • The United States Experience with Duty to Document: presentation by the Managing Director for Knowledge Services, United States Government Accountability Office on that agency's implementation of an integrated electronic document/records management system
  • Experiences with Information Architecture in the Government of Canada: presentations from the Canada Revenue Agency and Environment Canada
  • Sharing Information: Copyright Issues and Creative Commons: exploration of how Creative Commons licenses could help federal public servants who share information with the public
  • Small Agencies and Information Management: exploration of how IM in small agencies compares to IM in larger departments
  • Technology for IM: Proprietary and Open Source Software Options: discussion of proprietary solutions and open-source solutions in the context of governmental use
Registration ends September 22, 2006.

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