Magazine article Information Management

AIIM Audioconference

Magazine article Information Management

AIIM Audioconference

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TITLE: AIIM Audioconference

EVENT SPONSOR: AIIM

FREQUENCY/RUNTIME: monthly, approx. 1 hour

PRICE: $125 members/ $150 non-members

CONTACTS: Kerry O'Boyle, Manager, Event Content Development, (301) 755-2673 or koboyle@aiim.org; to register for an upcoming audioconference contact KRM, (800) 775-7654

We learn by seeing -- as when we read and observe. Most of us learn better when audio enhances the visual presentation -- as when we watch television, or view films and videotapes. Recently the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) began offering audioconferences to members, a relatively new way to deliver education in the field of information management and one that may well become more prevalent in the future.

In July 1998, I participated in AIIM's audioconference New Federal Regulations and found it to be a very effective mode of learning. In September of 1998, AIIM offered the audioconference Knowledge Management: Benchmark Results, which I found worthwhile but not as effective as the July offering.

The topic of the first audioconference I "attended" was timely -- a review of recent IRS, SEC, and FDA changes to rules and procedures affecting electronic recordkeeping. The presenter, Don Avedon, was outstanding; he is highly regarded in our field and is an approachable, down-to-earth teacher. The content of the conference was relevant to my needs and was presented in an easily understood manner.

The topic of my second audioconference was Knowledge Management, with presenters James Watson and Richard Medina of Doculabs. Their informal "tag team" approach added interest to the presentation. However, I felt that the title was slightly misleading. The focus was clearly on a review of several selected knowledge management software products, not on the advances and benefits of Knowledge Management practices, as was expected. …

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