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  GLIN Project Team: Responsibilities at the Commission
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The Great Lakes Commission is a nonpartisan, interstate compact agency based in Ann Arbor, Mich., and dedicated to the health and well-being of the Great Lakes region and its resources. The Commission created and manages GLIN on behalf of its member states and federal and academic partners in the Great Lakes region as a collaborative project to link data, information and people via the Internet.

The GLIN project team members are expected to:

  1. Maintain all GLIN web pages and selected e-mail lists and oversee the handling and configuration of the GLIN servers by Merit Network, Inc.
  2. Provide seven-day/24-hour uninterrupted delivery of data via GLIN.
  3. Solicit funds for and manage the grants that support GLIN core maintenance and development, as well as project-specific activities.
  4. Market and promote GLIN, both online and in print mediums, and through workshops, conferences and demonstrations.
  5. Compile and analyze GLIN usage statistics; report this information back to partners.
  6. Provide access to data from GLIN partners via GLIN's search engine.
  7. Advise GLIN partners of options for data dissemination as new technology becomes available.
  8. Regularly evaluate overall GLIN architecture.
  9. Pursue creative marketing ideas for GLIN.
  10. Keep partners appraised of GLIN staff changes, improvements in the network and new content.
  11. Consult with partners regarding their agency=s web sites.
  12. Work to expand the GLIN partnership base.
  13. Pursue project-specific applications for GLIN.
  14. Schedule GLIN Advisory Board meetings, conferences and workshops when deemed necessary.
  15. Handle all GLIN administrative support and publicity: meeting minutes, financial reports, grant management and outreach.
  16. Manage the GLIN-board listserv and use it to submit progress reports to the GLIN Advisory Board membership, in addition to personal contact with each partner agency.
  17. Reach out to GLIN Advisory Board members to identify their interests and areas of expertise.
  18. Create a "Partners Forum" section on GLIN to publicize these guidelines and related information.
Approved on Dec. 9, 1998, GLIN Advisory Board meeting (PDF).

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