We have been committed to working eagerly and determinedly in the two months
that followed the publication of the first issue of CISN on February 2001, to
make available the information presented in the content of this second issue.
Although the amount of the feedback from our readers about the first issue was
less than we actually would like to receive; admittedly, it was great pleasure
for us during this period of preparations to receive some. You can find more about
the comments and suggestions of our readers on "Opinions and Suggestions"
In this issue, in addition to the topics handled in the first issue such as
Printers, Health & Computers, News from METUCC, Fun Stuff, Questionnaire,
you will be able to find;
about "Registrations", which constitute a significant span of time for
the University, and information about the new "Critical Elective Course"
applications during "Registrations",
detailed information with
pictures of design studies, about the new design of www pages of the University,
the recently introduced services
of CC, such as the new PC Room applications, the new licensed software, the new
system's ("beluga") fields of service, the new CC Library Automation
Despite the fact that approximately 400 people have accessed to our newsletter
in the first issue, 16 people have taken the time to answer our questionnaire.
With this inadequate feedback, which is far below our expectations, we cannot
set the guiding principles of this newsletter. We are awaiting your valuable comments
and suggestions to our "Send Feedback" and "Questionnaire"
sections. We'd greatly appreciate if you'd take a look at the questionnaire
and tell us how we can serve you better.
I would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the following individuals
for their perpetual contribution to the issues, CISN administrator Esin
Kıymaç; web administrator Evrim Akman; graphical designer
Yasemin Saatçioğlu; statistician Ulaş Sunata; translator
Deniz Yönter. Without their genuine efforts and commitments, this
newsletter would not be published. :-)
I would also like to thank the following CC staff that contributed to the second
Fehmi Turan; the young member of the network group, who has
accomplished notable tasks campus wide on "METU NET", tells us what
has been achieved about it in the University,
Şebnem Atun; the task of answering programming needs of the
University belong to the team of this hardworking Administrative Applications
Group leader and she tells us about how they tried to solve the difficult issue
of "Critical Elective Courses" during registrations,
Cihan Yıldırım; the hard-working Informatics Group Administrator,
who contributed to the new pages by inquiring about the academic information that
is necessary for the formal content, provides a comprehensive article with essential
information about how the new design of "METU-CWIS Web Pages" was developed,
Recep Gök; being an expert about hardware, he is engaged with
the tasks of purchasing hardware and providing PC support in Technical Support
Group, and he continues to give information in this issue with a series of articles
Ulaş Sunata; our wise statistician, who is engaged with the
statistical tasks of CC within Administrative Support Group, contributed to this
issue by evaluating "Registration Statistics" and preparing their graphs,
Feride Erdal; is the User Support Group Software Administrator.
Being my most successful "assistant" in every aspect, she is my right
hand. She works diligently on Licensed Software in CC and gives the latest software
news of the university in CISN,
Satı Ömercan; is a chief helper to me with the demanding task
of "Administration of PC Rooms" and she is the "Sister Sati"
of all the "Student Assistants". She conveys the latest information
about PC Rooms via CISN,
Saffet Pamuk; does not work in CC at the present time, but he
was once employed as the "hot-line" staff and his intensive labour in
User Support Group, successfully produced CC Library Automation project together
with the valuable information gathered in this issue.
Looking forward to see you in the next issue....
Evrim GÖÇMEN GÜVEN
User Support Group Administrator