ADVANCED NOTICE: THE FIRST DESKTOP REFERENCE MANUAL FOR THE DESIGN,
OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF COMMUNITY INFORMATION NETWORKS
_The Management and Operation of Community Information Networks:
A Daily Reference Guide to Effective Operation and Maintenance_
The infoWorks Partnership
The infoWorks Partnership announces the release of the first reference
manual dedicated to the design, development and daily operation of community
Referred to as community information networks, on-line information services,
public access networks, and community information services, the advent of
these services continues to transform the landscape of community economic
and social development around the world.
The Manual is dedicated to providing the necessary information persons and
organizations need to design and operate these networks on a daily basis.
A Sampling of the Topics Covered in the Manual:
* MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
* MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS
* ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
* REVENUES, BUDGETS, EXPENDITURES
* SITE SELECTION and PREPARATION
* HARDWARE, and SOFTWARE ACQUISITION
* DATA ACQUISITION
* USER SUPPORT
* WORKING with INTERNET PROVIDERS (POPs)
* DEVELOPMENT of WORLD WIDE WEB SITES
* ECONOMIC ENTREES INTO the INFORMATION REVOLUTION
* NEGOTIATIONS & CONNECTIONS to INFORMATION PROVIDERS
* THE "DAILY GRIND"
* SYSTEM SECURITY
* RISK CONTROL
* COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
* STRATEGIC PLANNING
* TAKING ACTION
* RESEARCH and EVALUATION
Additionally, The Manual Provides Actual Surveys, Needs Assesments and
Evaluation Tools for the Network Administrators. These Tools can be Used in
Practice by Administrators.
* COMMUNITY RESOURCES USER SATISFACTION SURVEY
* SIX-MONTH EVALUATION
* PRE-PROJECT EVALUATION AND IMPACT QUESTIONS
* COMMUNITY INFORMATION SERVICES INITIAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT
* PRE-INTERVIEW TELEPHONE SURVEY
Several additional topics are covered in the manual. All information is
presented in a concise, easy-to-read format. It is designed to assist the
administrator, the systems operator, the trainer and the user.
Anyone that is currently operating an information network in a community of
any size should have this Manual residing on their desktop. It is *the*
definitive work on community information networks and should be the
companion of any community network administrator or organization.
The Manual takes advantage of the organizational experience and success of
The infoWorks Partnership, and the personal experience and successes of
Clark Rogers and Brian Vidic, co-authors.
Call them PANs, Free-Nets (c), community information networks, etc....these
networks have become part of the landscape of communities around the world.
The success stories and evidence of impact has been documented time and again.
The Manual is the logical accompanyment to those planning to establish a
network, and those that have been operating them for years.
Please reserve a copy of The MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF COMMUNITY
INFORMATION INETWORKS: A DAILY REFERENCE GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE for myself and/or my organization.
I understand that The Manual will be released in June, 1995, and that I am
receiving an introductory rate of $59.95, nearly $20 less than its shelf
price of $79.95. My copy will be reserved now, and mailed soon after the
June release date.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Delivery should be expected July, 1995.
Name of Network:_________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________
Payment Methods: Personal/Company Check, Money Order, Cashier's Check
(No Credit Card Orders)
Questions or comments should be directed to Brian Vidic at email@example.com
...........or call the numbers listed below.
The infoWorks Partnership
800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5100
(412) 322-5790 (in Pittsburgh, or outside the United States)
(800) 434-5790 (inside continental United States)
(412) 322-5792 Fax
(412) 322-5796 Data
Information Service Excellence Worldwide
Gabriel A. Hegyes
2014 Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-5504
Phone: (913) 532-5776
FAX: (913) 532-6315