July 12th, 1994
Boulder Community Network

07/12/94 RMIUG Meeting - Boulder Community Network

Our speakers for the July 12th Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group are Neal McBurnett (AT&T Bell Labs), Wally Wedel (US West Advanced Technologies), and Madeline Gonzalez (Boulder Community Network). They will present the Boulder Community Network; an on-line library of information for and about Boulder County. The community will be able to browse the World Wide Web for local and global information via public kiosks, the Internet and eventually free dial-up lines.

BCN is a cooperative effort involving, among others, the University of Colorado, the Boulder and Longmont Public Libraries, the Boulder Valley School District, Boulder County and City governments, the Boulder County United Way, the Boulder County Civic Center (BCCC), and KGNU. We are also working with the Knight-Ridder Information Design Lab, Cable Labs, OneNet, the Boulder County Business Report, the Daily Camera, Apple Media Labs, and national labs.

A wide variety of information is currently available, e.g., Boulder City Council minutes & agendas, information about all the agencies in the County that provide Employment and Training services, and Colorado Music Festival information among others. We also provide links to CU-line, CARL and other Library systems, the Boulder Valley School District's Web site, and other sources of information on the Internet.

Our grand opening and press conference will take place on July 18th, but we would like some "beta test" input before then. Check out the server at http://bcn.boulder.co.us/ or telnet bcn.boulder.co.us 2001 (that specifies port 2001) before the meeting and bring your ideas! [Note that Neal's Email address is neal@drmail.dr.att.com]

The meeting is Tuesday, July 12th 14 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for informal networking and refreshments). The meeting will be held at NCAR -- National Center for Atmospheric Research -- in Boulder, which is located on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up the hill, right under the Flatirons. Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard to point you to meeting, which is held in the auditorium. There is no cost for the meeting. Please RSVP to ac551@freenet.hsc.colorado.edu or phone 447-3475 if you plan on attending. Thanks to Internet One of Boulder for sponsoring refreshments.

We will have Internet books that can be checked out of our virtual library. Thanks to RMIUG members Joe Betts and Bo (the Bohemian) for organizing the RMIUG library. Please return any books you borrowed last time. There will be a prize drawing for a free copy of MKS Internet Anywhere (and anything else interesting we can snarf to give away) and we should have about 70 copies of the Net Pages from Aldea Communications (an Internet "white & yellow pages") to handout.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an information table. There will be literature from exhibitors at the Mecklermedia Internet World 94 conference which occurred last month in San Jose. At least six RMIUG members attended the conference and three were invited presenters.

There is close-in parking available at NCAR for the physically challenged. For detailed information about NCAR accessibility, please call NCAR at 429-3340 and talk to Facilities.

Dr. Michael Schwartz (schwartz@latour.cs.colorado.edu) is scheduled to talk to us about about Internet Resource Discovery (how do I find something?!?) at our August 9th meeting (same "bat-time", same "bat-channel"), and a session on Privacy, Encryption, PGP, Clipper Chip, etc. is in the works.

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