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Meeting Notes February 2, 2005

RAC Meeting Notes

Davis Community Network
Resource Allocation Committee
Regular Meeting Feb. 2, 2005
Meeting Notes

Members present: Bodenhorn, Brattesani, Chiles, Evans, Hance,
Absent: Seth, Yamagata, Lowenberg
Visitors: Tsui Chang

1. Called to Order at 6:35 PM

2. Project Reviews:
Two project applicants had notified the chair that they
unexpectedly were unable to attend. These were the
representatives for Davis Dragons and AAUW. The third
applicant, representing Davis Citizens for Representation, did not

3. Review of resources allocated in past 12 months or so.
Anne had printed the homepages of 18 simple sites and committee
members examined these briefly at the beginning of the meeting.
It was apparent that some groups have been able to use the simple
sites creatively while others have maintained the simple look. Both
types looked as if they would be equally effective in
communicating information.

Many of the sites were up to date but some were not and on some
it was hard to tell. It might be a good idea to suggest that the web
authors use complete dates. Most use month and day without the
year in the dates. Very few have "updated on" dates which would
be very helpful for a web visitor.

A few Simple Sites looked as if they had stalled and a small
number of those allocated seem not to have been initiated. The
committee wondered how DCN could provide more assistance
(this is not a new concept) without leaning entirely on the Web
Team's special simple site/mailman and Calendar classes. A
community computer lab would of tremendous value for this and
many other services.

The committee wondered if there is a way of finding out how
much traffic the simple sites get.

It was agreed that the chair should contact each project leader
asking what sort of further assistance might be helpful.

a) How about an occasional brief announcement in the
Enterprise' "Briefly" section reminding people about the way to
request specific event entries on the Community Calendar. Might
the same information be submitted to DCTV announcements.

b) Would DCN or the RAC consider participating in FM 101.5
KDRT's "Access Davis" show on a Friday from 12 - 1 PM The
program is hosted by Anne Evans and she would be very

Adjourned at 7:30 PM

Next meeting March 2, 2005

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