allows a user to create, edit, publish, notify, and tally an electronic
survey. It supports the creation of electronic survey instruments
with any number of sections and questions. Each question can have
an individual response type, such as yes/no, satisfaction (2-5 levels),
multiple choice allowing one or multiple responses, open-ended (one
or more lines of text), numeric or dollar value, tabular response,
or custom design. Having designed a survey, it can be published
to an e-mail list (with recipient e-mail addresses being typed or
cut-and-pasted into a text box, or retrieved from a named private
list) along with an electronic cover letter. When the survey is
complete, the administrator can tally the results and see them immediately
as bar graphs, or download the results file into an Excel spreadsheet
and use its display wizard to produce colorful, labeled graphics.
Matchmaker was a searchable database of over 5000 high-technology companies in Virginia.
A user could search the database to find customers, suppliers, partners, or consultants.
Information submitted online (edits or additions)was verified after being added to the database.
The tool supported searches based upon: using a keyword in the company name, business description, primary products, primary services, or core competencies;
defined business categories; geographic location based upon zip code, city name, or region; or other business characteristics such as minority owned, woman owned, disadvantaged, or number of employees.
The database returned all available information about companies that match search criteria, or it returned abbreviated information, company contact information,
or mailing lists.
Brainpower for Business was a searchable database of the intellectual resources that Virginia's
colleges and universities provide to businesses. Brainpower provided
information about business assistance centers and services, educational
opportunities, hiring opportunities, research technology parks,
community service activities, intellectual properties that can be
licensed, and a searchable database of faculty research interests.
Using the latter, one could input a search phrase (e.g., "electronic
commerce", "wireless communications") and retrieve
a list of faculty currently conducting research in that area, including
a research description and hotlinks to the faculty member's website.
Outreach Virginia (http://www.virginia.edu/outreachvirginia/)
is an interactive guide to the public service programs at the University
of Virginia. You can search by interest area, geographic region,
program type, special audience type, or by keyword. Sponsored by
the Office of the Vice President for Research and Public Service
and developed by InterCom, Outreach Virginia lists about 300 programs
offered to the public.