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We provide additional hosting resources that may help members of the Dartmouth community create and maintain their websites:
If you are interested in having a central FileMaker Pro database hosted for your department, please contact email@example.com.
Although the switch was probably invisible to most visitors to the Dartmouth.edu website, the College's search engine was upgraded in February, 2005, to facilitate exploration around the College's virtual home.
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BlitzMail Bulletins is a tool for delivering information to a large number of recipients within the Dartmouth community who use BlitzMail as their e-mail program. Authorized "posters" submit Bulletins to their designated Bulletin topics. All BlitzMail users who choose to monitor a Bulletin topic will be notified automatically of any new Bulletins posted to the topic; other users can browse through current Bulletins at any time. Typically, Bulletins are brief and timely; they usually expire within a few days (the expiration is controlled by the poster). Examples of appropriate uses for the BlitzMail Bulletins feature include announcements of meetings, seminars, and other events; periodic publications, such as minutes and calendars; and notices of new services, schedules, policies, etc.
For many people, Bulletin topics are an effective communication alternative to maintaining large, electronic mailing lists. Bulletins are easily administered. Bulletin recipients are responsible for deciding what topics they wish to monitor making them receptive audiences. Individuals can start or stop monitoring topics as they wish.
If you want to establish a BlitzMail Bulletin topic, please copy and paste the application below into an e-mail, enter the information requested, then send electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application must be sent electronically from the BlitzMail account of the department or organization that is requesting the topic. This account will also become the owner of the new topic.
Name of Proposed Bulletin Topic (up to 50 characters; we recommend 30 or less):
Authorized Posters: (Note: Authorized posters will be able to post messages to the topic from their personal BlitzMail accounts, but will not be able to request changes to the topic. All change requests must come from the topic's owner.)
Topics About Text: The text you enter below will appear in the About box for the proposed topic. BlitzMail users read this information to determine their interest in monitoring the Bulletin topic. We recommend you compose a three-to-four sentence paragraph. Please include the following information:
Proposed text for the About box: Subject: Bulletin Application Form
The Bulletins are now being augmented by the Dartmouth Daily Updates. Dartmouth Daily Updates is a system for non-subscription announcements to broader audiences within the Dartmouth community, and allows posters to reach the Dartmouth community without special privileges. You can submit your posting request at Dartmouth Daily Updates under the Manage Updates link.
Worldwide, a variety of electronic bulletin boards and discussion services exist to promote electronic communications between individuals, businesses, and institutions. At Dartmouth, one might participate in electronic bulletin boards via BlitzMail or via other news reader software on the central host computer systems running UNIX and VMS operating systems. In all cases, you are gaining access to an international news network service provided over the Internet; the system is called "Usenet News" or "newsgroups."
BlitzMail Bulletins actually are Usenet newsgroups, but differ from others found on the Usenet system in how they are posted, presented to the reader, and managed. All Bulletins posted to BlitzMail Bulletins remain on the local campus only. They are not automatically shared worldwide.
Website statistics are provided for clients of Web Services and who use the College-supported web content management system (OmniUpdate). Records for www.dartmouth.edu exist back to January 2005. If you are a client and would like to have statistics for your site available on a regular basis, please contact Web Services. Stats are provided using Urchin, which was recently purchased by Google to become Google Analytics.
Do "hits" really matter? What can you trust in your site's statistics?
The following articles and Websites provide insight into how site statistics can be used to your benefit. Looking at trends over time is the best approach for properly analyzing Website statistics.
If you are interested in getting web statistics for your website, please contact Web Services.
Last Updated: 2/15/13