Software/Upcoming ERA Meeting Pamela Webb 04 Jun 1998 14:28 EST


I wanted to comment on your idea about having ERA system panels or
roundtables at upcoming ERA meetings.  I agree with you that this kind of
sharing is really valuable.

I'm not sure when SRA's next ERA meeting is going to be, but at NCURA's ERA
III meeting this summer in Atlanta, we are planning several discussion
sessions just as you describe.  These include one on vendor/consortium ERA
systems, one on database software choices, one on funding opportunity
systems, and one on faculty profile systems.  There is also a concurrent
session on "Lessons Learned in Systems Development."

-- Pamela

>Personally, I think that it would be a great idea to have ERA system panels
>or roundtables at the upcoming SRA/NCURA meeting.
>It would be great to go to a session and have 4 people who use "XYZ" talk
>about how they made the decision to go with that product, what modules they
>purchased and why, what major steps were necessary for implementation, how
>long implementation takes, did they integrate it with legacy systems (how
>did that go)... etc.
>Comments anyone?
>Lisa R. Ballance, Director
>Corporate and Foundation Relations
>101 Maryland Hall
>University of Richmond
>University of Richmond, VA 23173
>(804) 289-8445
>(804) 289-8943

Pamela A. Webb
Manager, Sponsored Projects
University of California, Santa Barbara
Phone:  (805) 893-4036
Fax:  (805) 893-26ll