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At my very first board meeting, I discovered a project in need of a hardheaded geek. That should practically be on my business cards, so I nominated myself for the “deal with the Web site” committee.
The Web site had overgrown its organizational structure and also needed a bit of a makeover. I spent a few months looking at the existing site, analyzing similar sites, and speaking with Web designers, Web hosts, and software companies.
To be honest, I had some selfish motivations. I often use the Independent to educate new staff members at work, to teach classes, and to refer back to when I suddenly need to know about newfangled things like QR codes. But the Independent archive has grown considerably over the years. The old search features made finding articles difficult, and there was so much information that it was hard to use the archives to confirm information or answer questions.
Also, I learned from the site, but too late, that I could have received a particular discount as a benefit of membership.
I wanted all this information at my fingertips. You’d think that someone with what sounds like inherent…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).
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