WEBMASTER COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Members Present: Dr. Robert Jones, Janice Riegel, Carrie Schmer, Patty Sollars, Mary Pridgen, Linda Tarnoff, Jill Lenz, Marty Yates, Tom Harmon
Also Present: Janine Gentile, Joe Strecker, Jamie Bethel
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.
Mary Pridgen stated that John Chandler would not be available for the meeting to discuss the Opera Browser software but will reschedule at a later date. Janice Riegel was introduced as the new representative from the Pathology Department. Mary added that Missy Rutz would be taking over for the Budget and Finance area. Mary also introduced Janine Gentile and Joe Strecker.
1999 Redesign Compliance Checklist - The VTH site is updated. Network Services is the only remaining web site in the College that is not in compliance.
Jill and Tom will create a photo CD compilation of pictures completed by Bill Cotton. Jill will present these at the next meeting.
Joe Strecker made a presentation regarding services he and Janine Gentile perform as web database administrators. Joe stated that they develop web applications for the College. Examples include the PVM Student application, scholarship application, Vet Start program form, and the veterinary job data base. Dr. Jones proposed that their presence would be valuable on our committee, and that they become members to enable all of us to be aware of how our areas overlap and affect each other.
Joe also mentioned that the .cfm extension of the CVMBS homepage created a situation where, when the home page is called up, it goes to Cold Fusion first and then to the web page. A way to eliminate this would be to have the file extension as index.html. The rotation of pictures could be accomplished with java script, or pictures could be manually rotated each week. It was decided that Jill Lenz would continue to maintain the CVMBS home page.
Dr. Jones told the committee of a new CSU logo which Tom Milligan presented at the Leadership Conference. This new logo should be on line late fall and will probably be required on all departmental web home pages. The logo is in green and says "Knowledge to go Places".
Mary circulated a questionaire to the members of the committee, to be returned to her sometime within the next week or two. She hopes get an idea of where everyone's skill level is, and what ideas we have for the direction of the committee.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 9-10 in W1 Anatomy.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Linda Tarnoff 9/15/00