DAMA Corner - August 2011
Latest News Update
Published: August 1, 2011
This column provides you with an update on DAMA activities.
Welcome to DAMA Corner, a source of information for data management professionals here in TDAN, the industry leading publication for people interested in learning about data administration and data management disciplines and best practices. Each column provides an update on the professional organization DAMA International, and an opportunity to share your experience with other professionals that are passionate about data! Your interest and participation is greatly appreciated. If you are not a current member of DAMA, see About DAMA at the end of this column to learn more about others with the same interests that you have and how to become a member.
DAMA International News UPDATEThe DAMA Dictionary of Data Management 2nd Edition, CD-ROM is Now Available*
The DAMA Dictionary second edition was introduced earlier this year at DAMA’s Enterprise Data World. It has a glossary of over 2000 items. It is a “must have” for data professionals. To order go to DAMA-DMBOK (10).
*Content from Technics Publications website: http://www.technicspub.com
DAMA Individual Achievement Awards for 2012DAMA International is now accepting nominations for DAMA Individual Achievement Awards for 2012 to be awarded at the 2012 Enterprise Data World conference, scheduled for April 29-May 3, 2012, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Each of these awards recognizes a data management professional making significant contributions to the information resource management field consistent with DAMA International’s vision. This program is designed to promote awareness of the contribution individuals have made to four specific areas of data management.
From its inception in 1989, the DAMA Individual Achievement Awards have recognized a data professional who has made significant, demonstrable contributions to the information resource management industry consistent with DAMA International's vision. Beginning in 2003, DAMA created additional categories to recognize more people who have made special contributions to the world of data management. The awards categories are:
Academic Achievement Award
To a member from academia for outstanding research or theoretical contributions in the area of IRM/DRM
DAMA Community Award
To a member of the DAMA community who has gone beyond the call of volunteer service to enhance the efforts of providing exceptional benefits to the DAMA Membership
Government Achievement Award
To a member of the leadership populace for instituting the inclusion and adherence to DRM/IRM principles
Professional Achievement Award
To a member from the “industry” (business, discipline, specialist) making a significant, demonstrable contributions to the IRM/DRM
In 2002, a special Lifetime Achievement and Contribution Award was presented to John Zachman.
The general timeline for the award process:
Each DAMA Chapter has the opportunity to nominate one or more candidates. Begin considering your nominations for the 2012 time period. Members who want to nominate an individual can download a nomination form from the DAMA International website. Or, they can call or write the DAMA Awards Committee, 19239 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, #132, Lutz, FL 33548. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards are international, given the worldwide reach of data and information management, and the international focus of DAMA and its chapters.
Past Award Recipients
DAMA FoundationDAMA Foundation is the 501c3 Research and Education Affiliate of DAMA International with a mission to promote professional data management through fund raising and strategic funds placement. The foundation is the owner the recently released 2nd edition of the Dictionary of Data Management. The foundation is also building a new website and has several exciting new projects in the works. Currently the foundation is also proud to be representing DAMA in the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO). Check back in the upcoming issues of DAMA Corner to learn more about DAMA’s exciting representation with this organization! Please consider a making a tax deductible donation to the DAMA Foundation.
Data Management Conference Discounts
About DAMADAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies. DAMA International has chapters and members throughout the world.
Recent articles by Lisa Nelson, CDMP, DTM
Lisa Nelson, CDMP, DTM - Lisa is the Vice President of Communications/Marketing at DAMA International and DAMA Foundation President. She has over 25 career years in information technology, data architecture, data governance and business intelligence. http://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamnelson