Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N Street, Suite 120
Crane Room (Lower Level, enter building on first floor, South side)

  1. Cookies Policy (see notes below). [Group]
  2. Pandemic Flu Discussion (see notes below). [Group]
  3. Miscellaneous. [Group]
  4. Adjourn.

We will discuss progress of the NITC regarding the Cookies Policy and I would like to hold a discussion about Pandemic Flu planning. I know that seems like an odd topic for a Webmasters' group where our discussions center on technical issues, accessibility, etc. however...

We at HHSS have been developing plans from a public health point of view, but a pandemic would affect each of us in a variety of ways. It will affect business, the economy, your family, and the very way we do our work. I would be very interested in learning what preparations your agency is making and your thoughts about what we might be able to do as Webmasters. We need to be prepared as a State and I think our organization can help facilitate that preparation.

As food for thought, below is a transcript of NBC's Dateline program that aired this past Sunday night. It is a very accurate portrayal of how a pandemic scenario could occur. I realize it is rather long but it is worth the read. To learn more, you can also visit the HHSS Pandemic Flu site

Looking forward to an interesting and valuable discussion. Please come prepared with your thoughts.