Plaza Status
S. Kehoe and J. Graham
January 27, 2004

Recent accomplishments on the community portal include improvements to site search, internal reporting improvements (download stats and site errors), and the introduction of a dynamic site map.

In our last status, we reported the formation of a new internal committee to assist in directing our efforts on the Community Portal. Since that time, the committee has helped to identify several high-priority tasks that are currently being worked on. These tasks include the implementation of a new home page design, changes to the registration form and supporting logic, and documentation to assist staff with general use of the site.

Earlier this month, Scott Kehoe presented a poster at the AMS conference about building community by sharing news stories between institutions. This was presented as a first step towards community collaboration and was well received. If community interest continues, this should justify the creation of more collaboration tools and methods in the future.