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     CD-ROM NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES WORKSHOP SCHEDULE.
 
     Wednesday, September 29 (a.m. & p.m.) - Washington, DC
     ASAE Conference Center (16th & H Streets - Downtown)
 
     Wednesday, December 8 (a.m. & p.m.) - Washington, DC
     ASAE Conference Center (16th & H Streets - Downtown)
 
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     (Please contact us for a list of hotels in the immediate
     vicinity of the conference center)
 
 
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     Selected comments from previous workshop attendees
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     *    When I read what the course was covering, I did
          not think a workshop would be able to cover such
          detail ...  I enthusiastically recommend the
          workshop to anyone planning CD-ROM networking.
 
     *    There is no other source where this amount and
          quality of information is available.  It would
          take weeks of research and testing to compile
          the information Howard so clearly presents.
 
     *    The ideas in the workshop saved us tens of
          thousands of dollars.
 
     *    Best technology workshop I have ever attended
          (and I have been to dozens)!
 
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This updated courseware covers all of the basics of local and wide
area access to CD-ROM.  Here are a few of the highlights.
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     *    What CD-ROM drive and controller standards are important
          to focus on when purchasing CD-ROM hardware. Understand
          the importance in compatibility with new standards such
          as CD-ROM XA, Kodax Photo CD, multi-session discs, Rock
          Ridge Extensions, etc.
 
     *    Build a local area CD-ROM network that is
          flexible, expandable and optimized to serve
          CD-ROM databases to a growing, heterogeneous
          workstation environment.
 
     *    Use new CD-ROM networking solutions to
          interconnect two or more dissimilar networking
          protocols, allowing users to achieve shared
          access to a common CD-ROM server collection.
 
               DECnet and Netware IPX
               TCP/IP and NFS
 
     *    Design a client/server approach to provide
          access to CD-ROM data (to minimize network
          traffic caused by distributing the CD-ROM
          index and data files).  Various turnkey
          network application servers (Virtual,
          Logicraft) will be reviewed, as will software
          only solutions such as Everywhere Access.
 
     *    Review proven solutions that will allow
          Macintosh users to have full-screen, color,
          full function-key access to DOS-based CD-ROM
          applications.
 
     *    Look at new system designs which support over
          100 networked CD-ROM drives in a multi-server
          environment, providing access to ISO 9660 and
          Apple HFS formatted CD-ROMs.
 
     *    Review of the advantages/disadvantages of SCSI
          Express for Netware.  A comparison of SCSI
          Express versus Netware 4.0's built-in CD-ROM
          sharing will also be made.
 
     *    Discuss the latest in software metering,
          usage-tracking and menuing tools (such as
          AppMeter and Sitelock), including
          new versions of Shepherd and Idleboot, which
          provide the capability to manage "application
          timeout".
 
     *    Clearly understand the latest options involved
          in network jukebox (near line) CD-ROM
          technology and various methods for designing
          and implementing large, multi-disc data sets
          on networks.
 
     *    Discussions about dial-up ISDN as a method to
          tie together consortium member sites will be
          discussed, along with benchmark studies
          conducted using multi-media applications over
          simulated ISDN.
 
     *    Provide new system designs which utilize
          terminal server technology (TCP/IP) and also
          discuss new remote control products.
 
     As always, many live and successful case studies, negotiations
with publishers and a variety of real-world tips and tricks will be
discussed.  The material, though technical at times, is presented
in an easy-to-understand format.
 
     These workshops have been provided throughout North America
for the past three years.  In recognition of the effectiveness of
the workshops, the Special Libraries Association and Medical
Library Association have certified the courseware for Continuing
Education Units (when presented by an SLA/MLA sponsoring group).
 
     Attendees will receive 2 x 90+ page workbooks which follows
every graphic presented during this 8 hour workshop.  There is
ample time for attendees to ask questions throughout the day.
 
     Howard McQueen, Workshop leader and President of CD
Consultants, Inc. has assisted more corporate, university, federal
government and research institutions plan and implement CD-ROM over
their LAN/WAN environments than any other independent consultant.
Howard is also Co-Chair of SIGNET, a working subcommittee of SIGCAT
which is responsible for furthering CD-ROM networking standards in
the federal government.
 
Workshop fee $250 (U.S. Dollars) for the LAN or WAN workshop, $350
for both workshops if attended by the same person.
 
For a registration packet, contact:
 
      Ms. Jean E. DeMatteo, V.P.
      Educational Services
      CD Consultants, Inc.
      4404 Keswick Road
      Baltimore, MD  21210
 
      Phone (410) 243-2755
      Fax   (410) 243-9419
 
      Internet: [log in to unmask]
 
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Note: CDC also provides these workshops on a private basis and will
fly on-site to your consortium/institution.  Please contact us for
further details on these arrangements.  CDC can also provide you
with a list of previous private workshop sponsors.