Updated: 6 May 2000
appearance at Key Into Work Expo
Chebucto had a booth in this year's Key Into Work Expo, held May 5 and 6
at the Dartmouth
Sportsplex. The Expo, designed to promote employment information focussing
new Information Economy of the Twenty First century, featured more than
ranging from InfoInteractive to Coast Publishing.
Visitors to the Chebucto booth were able to pick up the new Information
for Members booklet,
talk to Chebucto Board members and other interested volunteers, and ask
questions about us.
The Chebucto Technical Committee, with the help of Computer Science Co-op
Tracy Harnish, has developed an installation CD for setting up the
Chebucto Plus graphical access service on
installation CD-ROM available
The long-awaited CD will work with Windows 95 and 98, Macintosh, and
Windows 3.1 and 3.11. The Chebucto Plus
service is available to Sustaining members of the Chebucto Community Net.
The CD is currently free to new Sustaining and Premium Neighbourhood
Account members who may pick it up from the Chebucto Office,
but there is a $10 charge to mail it out. Due to limited availability,
this CD is only available to new Plus accounts.
Chebucto AGM News
The Annual General meeting of the Chebucto Community Net Society was held
Tuesday, April 25 2000 at the Theatre Auditorium in the new Computer
Science Building on the Dalhousie Campus. Mark Rushton opened the meeting
with a presentation about his experiences in Cuba, "Community Networking
in Cuba: Connecting with CSuite". Committee Chairs gave their reports
(soon to be available on the Chebucto website) and six new Board members
elected by acclamation to fill the six vacant posts. Congratulations to
Kelly Marney, Grace Paterson, Michael Nicholson, Mark Rushton, and Viola
Technical Committee Chair David Murdoch presented awards to four Chebucto
CCN-Tech volunteers Ed Dyer, David Potter and Michael Smith and
CCN Userhelp volunteer Norman De Forest. Outgoing Chebucto Chair
Michael Colborne closed the meeting answering user questions.
New Group Account Categories
The Chebucto Community Net is pleased to announce new account categories
for both non-profit groups and for-profit small businesses. The new
Accounts were designed to make getting online with Chebucto easier and
streamlined. Information on Non-Profit Neighbourhood Accounts is
information on For-Profit Neighbourhood Accounts is
Chebucto website update
The long-awaited update to the Chebucto Community Net website has started.
Based on a template developed by Dalhousie University Library Science
students and modified by NetCorps interns working under the supervision of
Chebucto office staff, the new template attempts to make navigation on the
Chebucto website easier. While designed with graphic browsers in mind, the
web pages are accessible with the Lynx text browser.
New features are a standard navigation bar across the top of all pages
will have seen on this page) and a description of where on the Chebucto
you are, with links to the levels above you. The Chebucto website will
revised to conform to the new format.
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