Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Nebraska Library Commission, Crane Room

  1. Status of E-Mail Marketing Campaign. [Group]

    Our e-mail marketing campaign was made possible with the kind assistance of Brenda Decker and Beverlee Bornemeier of the OCIO, who allowed us to send a short e-mail message via their helpdesk to their "All Agencies, Boards and Commissions" and "Downtime Contacts" e-mail groups. This allowed us to reach as many state government administrators and IT contacts as possible in order to let them know about the Nebraska Webmasters' Group. To date, this has resulted in 24 new members!

  2. Nomination and vote for 2009 Chairperson. [Group]

    Julie Jurgens turned the tables on Pat Engelhard (both of the OCIO) and nominated Pat for 2009 Chairperson via e-mail. A vote was taken at the meeting and Pat was unanimously elected. Pat will have "Chair-Elect" status until the "Changing of the Guard" at the December meeting. Pat will begin her duties as Chairperson starting with the February 2009 meeting. Congratulations Pat!!!

  3. Webinar: Accessibility Made Easy. [Paul Turenne, NetCentric Technologies]

    NetCentric is a document compliance management company that provides solutions specifically designed to enable government and Fortune 500 organizations to ensure the accessibility of electronic documents and their compliance with a variety of standards especially Section 508. Their customers include The Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice and California Dept. of Insurance, SSA and DHS at the federal level as well as several educational institutions.

    NetCentric has found that most organizations are spending more time and money than is necessary, to ensure compliance with Section 508 standards for PDF documents. Some are increasingly coming under scrutiny due to non-accessible web content to the point of lawsuits now being filed and approved for trial.

    Their product line enables organizations to create significant time and cost savings by better facilitating and automating the testing and repair of PDF documents. NetCentric also provides an enterprise reporting and verification framework and an on-demand service.

    An upcoming NetCentric product in beta-test, PDF Authoring Wizard (PAW), is designed to create accessible pdfs from Microsoft Office products.

    Paul sent the following information on their product line and pricing. For more information, please visit their web site: http://www.net-centric.com.

  4. Adjourn.

Next Meeting

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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)