Hot off the presses! Guidelines for Implementing Data Resource Management, compiled by DAMA Chicago and published by DAMA International, is now available. Guidelines is a rich collection of articles and papers penned by experienced, front-line data management practitioners and a cross-section of industry leaders. Twenty-seven chapters cover a full range of topics on developing, assessing and implementing data resource management organizations and functions. Editors Cathy Nolan and Barb Morgan, under the auspices of DAMA Chicago, put together the guidelines to assist professionals grappling with the often daunting task of managing information resources. Together with other dedicated DAMA Chicago members, Barb and Cathy spent the last eight months compiling the guidelines.

The publication supercedes two previous editions entitled, A Model for Data Resource Management Standards, published in 1991 and 1993. Both previous versions also were compiled and edited by DAMA Chicago and published by DAMA International.

The latest edition has articles on current topics such as stewardship, business rules, data quality, change management and data sharing by data industry luminaries such as John Zachman, Larry English, Mike Brackett and Clive Finkelstein.

Also included are practical tips and how-tos on data warehouse data modeling, implementing DRM organizations and processes, data standards and architecture in purchased package environments. Authors Anne Marie Smith, Burton G. Parker, Brett Champlin and Attila Finta discuss mission statements, data management and the Internet, data management process maturity and process modeling.

Judith Newton of the National Institute of Standards and Technology shares her extensive knowledge of data element naming standards. Pat Cupoli provides thoughts on revitalizing data administration.

DAMA members can receive a copy at the discounted price of $50. The cost for non- DAMA members is $100. Order information is available through the DAMA International Web site, www.dama.org.

Other news: DAMA International welcomes four new chapters currently in formation: Kansas City, London, North Florida and Topeka. To join or volunteer, see the chapter listings below for contact information.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
http://www.dama.org
Atlanta Call Carol Knight, 770-551- 9254, for meeting schedule.
Boston Call Kris Chatterjee, 718-716-1025, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, fendleyp@exchange.lands.qld.gov .au, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or Kel Bahi, 604-451-2700, for meeting schedule.
Canberra, Australia Call Peter Bickerton, +061-2-6244-7151, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Doug McCurry, Douglas-McCurry@belk.com, for meeting schedule.
Chicago Call Mike Frisch, 773-935-6175, for meeting schedule.
Connecticut Valley Call Marshall Dubaldo, 860-280-0633, for meeting schedule.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Ataur Rahman, 972-661-3292, for meeting schedule.
Denver
(Rocky Mountain)
May 13: Data Certification at USAA: Experience with New Data Management & Quality Methods, Andres Perez.
July 15: John Zachman.
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-758-3030, ext 209 for meeting schedule, or visit: www.dama-rmc.org.
Houston Contact Frank Pursel, 713-356-6264, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 1-3923-02-2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Chapter now forming! Contact Erik J. Brokaw, 816-467-3786, for more information.
Kentucky Tri-State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-560-4598, for meeting schedule.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Pete Johnson, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Jim Swenson, 818-814-7735, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, +61-3- 9650-5100 or dmoody@acm.org, for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651-486-4626, for meeting schedule.
Nashville Contact Dr. John Wasileski, 615-434-7629, for more information.
New Jersey See www.dama-nj.org for details.
New York Please see www.dama-ny.com, for registration details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
Call 516-221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann, stelzman@mail.irm.state.fl.us, for more information.
Ohio Call Dave Schoeff, 937-294-8570, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley June 16: Facilitation ­ all-day seminar, Robin Gillette & Associates. Visit http://www.dama.org/chapters/philly.htm. Or e-mail Anne Marie Smith, asmith08@bellatlantic.net for details.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486 or visit www.dama-phx.org, for meeting schedule.
Portland Call Robin Stromholt, 503-321-8597, for meeting schedule.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Toni Lynn Johnson, 716-383-0704, for meeting schedule.
Sacramento Call Cortina Martinez, 916-654-9596, for meeting schedule.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Fred Turner, 415-434-4834, for details.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46- 8-80-22-40, or eskil.swende@irm.se, for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) May 5-7: "Business Rules: The Competitive Edge. " Tutorials and Symposium. Visit www.halcyon.com/drma/brconf/brs.htm for details.
Call Scott Harris, 253-502-2321, for meeting schedule.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at www.damastlouis.org for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold, damasydney@poboxes.com or 61-2-9211- 6200, for meeting and event details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada
(IRMAC)
Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at www.irmac.com for information about upcoming meeting and event details.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Call Veena Bhatia, 202-708-9279, for meeting schedule.
Wisconsin Contact Jim Wisniewski, 608-267-7833, for details.
Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site, www.dama.org, for information about our Member-at- Large program.

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