This installment of Web Sightings includes several new or updated sites related to MIT's reengineering project.
The MIT Reengineering home page is sporting a new look. There are brief summaries of some recent accomplishments of reengineering teams and a selection of goals expected to be reached in the near future. Many of these items are linked to more detailed information written by the teams involved or to Web versions of relevant Tech Talk articles. The directory of MIT reengineers has been transformed into a Web document with a table of contents and links to team home pages.http://web.mit.edu/reeng/www/>
The new monthly newsletter about use of the new financial software SAP R/3 at MIT, SneAk Preview, now has its own Web page. There is an on-line version of the current newsletter, an Adobe Reader version of current and past newsletters, and a comment page for readers to send in questions and comments. MIT personnel can be informed when the newest newsletter has been put on-line by sending e-mail to email@example.com>.http://web.mit.edu/reeng/www/sapnews/>
Additional information about the implementation of SAP R/3 at the Institute may be found at the new home page of the Management Reporting/Financial Operations Project. There is information about the configuration and implementation of SAP R/3, training for new users, anticipated roll-out schedule, a slide presentation on the financial architecture of the system, and a glossary of MIT accounting terms and their SAP R/3 equivalents.http://web.mit.edu/reeng/www/finsys/>
Don't know where an MIT campus building is? The Office of Facilities Management Systems has a Web site that indexes buildings by both name and number; clicking on the desired building reveals a map with that building highlighted. The site also has lists of which buildings are owned and leased by MIT, detailed floor plans, and square-footage accounting in various forms.http://web.mit.edu/ofms-space/www/>
A Web-based clearinghouse for MIT arts information is now provided by the Office of the Arts. This includes links to activities and clubs, calendar listings and contacts, facts and quotes, Tech Talk arts stories and Office of the Arts programs. Viewers can click on categories and departments including architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater and visual arts. There is also a link to the Cambridge Town Crier, an electronic newswire of arts, entertainment and news in the city.http://web.mit.edu/arts/www>