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Subject: Learn Document Management Systems Technologies in GWU Course
From: John Phillips <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 30 Dec 2002 20:10:38 -0500

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Interested in learning about EDMS, imaging, workflow, and recordkeeping
systems technologies?

        Course No. CWRM 206 - Document Management Software and Systems
        Instructor - John T. Phillips
        Fee: $935  CEUs: 1.44  for 2 Days of class
        (8:30am-5:00pm Day 1, and 8:30am-4:00pm Day 2)

This course will be offered at George Washington University (2020 K Street)
in Washington DC on January 14-15, 2003 as a part of the GWSolutions -
Center for Professional Development, Records and Information Management
Certificate Program:

The course presents a broad understanding of why and how many companies are
deciding to manage business documents in electronic format, by using
Electronic Document Management Software and Systems (EDMS). Attendees will
learn why using e-document based systems to manage enterprise documents is
often more efficient than adhering to paper-based business processes. A
variety of computer systems technologies will be illustrated that can
improve an organization's effectiveness in protecting actively used
e-documents and in preserving e-records for long-term viability. The
functional differences between content management systems, document imaging
systems, groupware, extranets, intranets and workflow software will be
profiled in a manner understandable to both technical and non-technical
individuals. The issues concerning integration of these systems with desktop
computer software, e-mail systems, and electronic record-keeping software
will also be discussed. In addition, specific information on selected
representative e-document related software and hardware products will be
provided, such as Open Text's Livelink, Hummingbird DM, and IBM's Content
Manager. By participating in this course, individuals can gain the knowledge
required to assist in defining EDMS functional requirements and in
implementing an EDMS system.

How You Will Benefit

* Learn how to identify many opportunities and benefits from implementing
EDMS and Content Management technologies.

* Obtain an overview of technology industry history and trends that will
affect EDMS selection and implementation.

* Discover how certain EDMS technologies may pose a risk to the long-term
management and preservation of e-records.

* Obtain in-depth information about specific software and hardware
technologies used to implement an EDMS.

* Obtain information about the project management issues that will affect
EDMS implementation success.

* Compare and contrast imaging systems, content management systems, and
workflow software.

* Obtain basic definitions and explanations for many technical computer

* Understand document input technologies, such as scanning, OCR, ICR, forms
entry, and workstation displays.

* See how document imaging output affects both workstation monitors and
digital printers.

* Be able to compare CD-ROM, CD-R, CD R/W, and other optical disk media for
content storage.

* Learn how imaging equipment calculations impact monitors, file sizes, disk
capacity, and network throughput.

* See how systems integration with e-records software may be required.

* Be more able to determine which software may be of most interest to your

* Learn which organizational issues will affect the successful
implementation of EDMS technologies.

* Discover how e-document capacity planning will affect system performance
and cost-effectiveness.

* Learn which networking architecture and personal workstation
characteristics will impact implementation.

* See which product capabilities will be of most interest to your

* Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of specific technologies for
specific office environments.

* Be able to assist information technology departments in selecting
appropriate software for your organization.

Who Should Attend:

Records Managers, Electronic Document Managers, Archivists, Librarians,
Office Systems Analysts, Computer Systems Support Personnel, Systems
Integrators, Technology Procurement Officers, and Managers interested in
understanding how EDMS and Content Management technologies can be used for
improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

For information about the course content, contact the Instructor John T.
Phillips at [log in to unmask] or 865-966-9413.

For information about course registration and the GWU Records and
Information Management Certificate contact:

Myriam Lechuga
Senior Program Specialist
GWSolutions, A George Washington University Enterprise
2029 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 973-1178   Fax: (202) 973-1165
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

John T. Phillips MSLS, CRM, CDIA, FAI
Information Technology Decisions

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