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, please read the following section to learn about others with the same interests that you have. But if you know us, please proceed on to the Update.
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.
- DAMA membership provides you with a network of data management professionals who share ideas and solutions to some of the most difficult issues in data management.
- DAMA Chapters provide cost-effective and local ongoing training hours that can apply to re-certification requirements by the Institute for Computing Professionals for Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) designations.
- Chapter members receive vendor and training discounts provided to DAMA International by selected vendors and publishers.
- Chapters may bulk purchase DAMA International products such as the DAMA Dictionary and the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge at discounted rates.
If you are interested in data management, we want to meet you and help you grow in your chosen profession! To find a local DAMA chapter, go to the main website at www.dama.org and select Chapter.
We have had two new chapters join DAMA in the past month, DAMA Indiana and DAMA International Nigeria. The Nigeria chapter held its first meeting on September 19 and is in the process of working on strategy and formation as well as electing officers. DAMA Indiana is having its first official meeting on October 21 which will feature a presentation by Ron Ross on “How to Coax Semantics into Your Data Models.”
The Indiana chapter was formed after a “DAMA Connection” event was held in Indianapolis sponsored by DAMA International. DAMA International initiated these one-day seminars allow people to network with colleagues, listen to recognized speakers, and learn more about the recently published DAMA-DMBOK (Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge). This is DAMA’s way of furthering data management by providing world-class events at no cost to cities where no active DAMA Chapter currently exists. If you are interested in forming or invigorating a chapter in your city by holding a DAMA Connection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the DAMA International Nigeria chapter, please contact Riman Moses at email@example.com. For information about DAMA Indiana or to register for the October 21 meeting, please contact info@DamaIndiana.org. Congratulations to our newest chapters!
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DAMA-DMBOK Contributed by Deborah Henderson, VP Education & Research, DAMA International
There have been some new developments on The Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge.
Dictionary: AMAZON Japan DAMA Dictionary 6,020 Yen
DMBOK: Amazon UK DAMA-DMBOK 29.39 £
If your chapter is interested in selling discounted copies to chapter members, please contact our publisher, Technics Publications, to arrange bulk purchases. Chapters ordering 15 or more copies will get a 40% discount for the copies if they are all delivered to the same location.
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