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Arizona State Univeristy
ECURE 2000 Conference

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 28, 2000

Contact for Press Release:
Barbara Sowden, Information Dissemination, (480) 965-2136
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Experts Examine College E-Records Issues

Leading research and development projects in institutional record keeping
will be reviewed this fall at "ECURE 2000: Preservation and Access for
Electronic College and University Records," an annual conference sponsored
by Arizona State University. Educational administrators and government
officials, technologists and systems managers, archivists, librarians and
records managers will discuss reliability and accessibility of electronic
records for higher education at a major conference to be held October 5-6 in
the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The ECURE 2000 conference brings a unique blend of expertise to bear on the
challenges of controlling access, use, retention and destruction of the
electronic products of  teaching, learning, educational administration and
research. Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked
Information and a past president of the American Society for Information
Science, will open the conference with a keynote presentation assessing the
landscape of current and future electronic recordkeeping issues.

Dr. Lynch's presentation will be followed by an introduction to electronic
recordkeeping offered by Professor Anne Gilliland-Swetland of the University
of California at Los Angeles, and a presentation on management issues for
electronic courseware by Jeremy Rowe of Arizona State University.  Other
featured presenters include Steve Worona of the Cornell University Center
for Computer Policy and Law Program, John Phillips of Information Technology
Decisions, and David Wallace of the University of Michigan. Many of the
conference speakers will host small group discussion sessions after their
presentations. Additional topics that will be addressed include the
implications of electronic records on portal development, digital
signatures, system security, and progress reports on several ground-breaking
electronic records projects.

Just as a reminder, early conference registration ends September, 1. For
more information about the ECURE 2000 program and registration materials,
visit the conference website at