Board Members Present: Arnold Barr (Chair), Ed Hayes (Treasurer), Keith Stanger
(Secretary), Steve Weiss
The meeting was held at the Washtenaw County Library and was called to order at 2:25 p.m. by Mr. Barr. The Board waived notice of time, place and subject of the meeting.
The Board approved the minutes of the meeting of May 4, 1997. The financial report for the period ending May 31, 1997 was posted on the HVCN web site and was approved by the Board. Mr. Hayes asked how to handle the modem paid for by HVCN and stored at the Isthmus Corporation. It was agreed to leave the modem at Isthmus because HVCN had no need for it at this time.
Mr. Weiss noted that on the "Becoming a Member" page of HVCN's web site it says organizations that join HVCN at the Sponsor level ($100.00) or above will be mentioned on HVCN's home page. This has not been implemented.
Mr. Barr distributed a list of HVCN's tasks as a partner in the Ypsilanti District Library's grant from the Library of Michigan to create a web site for the Ypsilanti Historical Museum. Mr. Barr said HVCN was asked to recommend what hardware and software to acquire to support the project. Mr. Barr reported that he had a meeting scheduled the following week with Paula Drummond of the Ypsilanti District Library. He said he would be seeking estimates from different vendors, e.g., Technology Partners, Competitive Computer Services, Gateway, for the hardware and software. The Board discussed a draft list of hardware and software that Mr. Barr prepared. Mr. Weiss contributed many suggestions. For the Ypsilanti Historical Museum to create an effective web presence a minimum of two computers would be necessary--a workstation for inputting the data at the Museum and a server connected to the Internet. The workstation could run the Windows95 operating system and Microsoft's Office Suite. The server could run the Linux operating system and the MSQL database (available at no cost to non-profit organizations). Ideally, two servers would be made available--one, running the Linux operating system, connected directly to the Internet, and the other, running Microsoft's Windows NT operating system, serving the Ypsilanti Historical Museum's database.
The next meeting was scheduled for Sunday, July 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Washtenaw County Library.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:37 p.m.
Keith Stanger, Secretary