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>The Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information Studies,
>University of Toronto, in conjunction with ARMA-Toronto Chapter, is
>offering the
>This 5-day program is directed towards those who have either
>completed the Records Management Basic Level program or who already
>have several years experience as a records manager. The courses will
>run on five successive Fridays from Jan. 31 to Feb. 28, 2003
>Jan. 31, 2003
>Building on the tools and techniques for managing a corporate-wide
>records management program, as introduced in the Basic certificate,
>this workshop examines the following topics in detail: strategic and
>program planning, including mission statements, goals and objectives;
>marketing a records management program; policies and procedures; and
>purchasing goods and services, including requests for proposal.
>Feb. 7, 2003
>The concept of vital records identification and protection will lead
>into an overview of disaster prevention and protection planning
>followed by response and recovery frameworks. The workshop will cover
>the core elements of integrated disaster recovery planning.
>Participants will be able to identify risks in their workplace and
>understand how they can be mitigated with a view to initiating a
>vital records and disaster recovery planning program.
>Feb. 14, 2003
>This course builds upon and extends the Basic level Electronic
>Records course.  It takes a pro-active approach to the management of
>electronic records, one that involves the records manager at the
>design phase of the system.  It will review the latest electronic
>recordkeeping standards and discuss the systems that meet these
>standards.  It will also discuss the important role metadata plays in
>ensuring the preservation of reliable, authentic records and will
>review the necessary steps in designing and implementing an
>electronic recordkeeping system.
>feb. 21, 2003
>Today's records and information managers are grappling with a number
>of fundamental issues accompanying the development of the profession.
>Has knowledge management replaced records management? What is
>strategic information management?  What is content management?  What
>is happening within organizations and how are information
>professionals preparing and positioning themselves to be participants
>in the process? These are questions that we are asking ourselves
>while trying to determine our own roles in the changing paradigm.
>This course will examine the issues that are leading organizations to
>reposition the records function. It will look at the components of
>knowledge, strategic information, and content management programs;
>discuss the relationship between them and records management; examine
>records and information management skills in the light of these
>developments; and identify opportunities for information management
>professionals to be leaders in the development of these programs.
>Feb. 28, 2003
>Even though most information in organizations is created
>electronically, people continue to print it off on paper. During this
>period of transition, where records reside on a variety of media,
>technology is viewed as an enabler to reduce paper and automate
>workflows within organizations.  As new hardware and software is
>introduced into organizations, technology solutions are focusing on
>the business requirements.  But there are so many potential solutions
>out there, how does an organization choose the correct one?  This
>course will look at the current business environment and some of the
>trends that will affect record keeping in future.  It will review the
>differences between document management and record keeping systems
>and will assist the participant in defining business requirements and
>assessing software functionality. It will also develop an
>understanding of the impact of workflow and provide a methodology for
>preparing a request for proposal.  Several record keeping software
>packages will be briefly demonstrated and discussed as part of the
>course content.
>ARMA members: $170 per course for a total of $850
>Non-ARMA rate: $190 per course for a total of $950
>Students may register for an individual course or for the full
>Location: All classes are taught in the Faculty of Information
>Studies, 140 St. George Street, Toronto.
>To register for any of these courses, please visit our website at:
>Karen Melville ([log in to unmask])
>Director of Professional Development
>Faculty of Information Studies
>University of Toronto
>140 St. George Street
>Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G6
>Phone: (416) 978-3035   Fax: (416) 978-5762

Sheila Taylor, CRM
Director of Education
ARMA Toronto Chapter
P.O. Box 6587 Postal Station "A"
Toronto, ON  Canada M5W 1X4

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