Friday, May 09, 2008

Grab Bag

Welcome back, everyone. Just a few items of general housecleaning:

1) You all got the email for the new LISTSERV that we set up earlier this week. Some folks have been in touch with us, saying that they'd rather not receive every single email that's posted to the list. If you're one of them, you can set it up so that you receive just one email a day that summarizes activity from the past 24 hours.

If you're interested, then just do this:

Send an email to: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU

Leave the subject line blank.

In the body of the message, type:
SET NYSSBDC DIGEST

You'll get an email confirming this command. I'm not sure if it takes effect immediately, but definitely within 24 hours.

2) Our May 5th presentation was geared mainly at new advisors, but it was also meant to be a forum to exchange ideas on best practices on when & how to use our services. Not all of the new folks could make it, so I promised that we'd send out a summary of what went down that morning. Alexis has prepared a document, and asked me to look it over before it went out to the SBDC community. I'll send it out via the LISTSERV on Monday.

3) At that Monday meeting, Myriam Bouchard (from the Mid-Hudson center) suggested that the Research Network keep a repository of each center's media contact list. She has had occasions where one of her clients needed such a list for, say, Long Island. Having that information centrally located would be a help to clients like that.

With that in mind, she recently emailed the Mid-Hudson list to me. It has contact info and descriptions for 30+ newspapers and magazines that are pertinent to their center's service area. I'm assuming that they update the list regularly. If you have something similar, we'd like to start a repository of them. (When our wiki page is fully functional, that's a list that we can make available there.)

That's all for now. It was great seeing everyone again. Until next year . . .

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