[ Web Site Usage Guidelines ]:
Thank you for visiting our web site.
Our primary goal in creating and maintaining this site is to
centralize the information and history about our organization and to
provide a method of communicating our experiences to our members and
the general public.
-- Viewing Large Images --
It has long been said that "a picture speaks a thousand
words." If that's true, this site is loaded!! Many of
the pages -- especially those in the technical sections -- display
small-sized (they are actually called "thumbnail images")
pictures. Their small size allows them to load quickly and helps
to provide an "additional level of professional" to the many
articles and reports.
Almost all of the thumbnail images are "linked" to a larger
view of the same picture. To view any of these
"larger" images, simply direct your mouse directly over the
thumbnail image and "left click" one time. After you
click, this will cause a much larger image to be displayed on your
Please keep in mind that some of these images are -- in fact -- very
large. Viewers using DSL or cable connections to the
Internet will find these larger images load rather quickly.
However, those using dial-in modems may discover the images take more
time to load than initially anticipated.
We have tried to make the thumbnails large enough for viewers to
preview the image before loading the larger images. We apologize
if your particular viewing of any thumbnail does not provide enough
detail for you. We ask for your understanding and hope that you
will enjoy our site.
-- Text Format Files --
We have attempted to provide a massive amount of detailed information
for our viewers. We expect the size of this site to grow over as
our body of technical literature is added and as events are attended
and recorded for later publication.
To reduce the "foot print" of this growing site, we have
implemented a process of using ASCII text files for
recording/displaying information. We feel there are many
advantages -- smaller file size, safety from virus infections (you
can't transmit a virus using text only files), quick loading time, and
ease of updating/maintaining the actual information. These files
end with a .TXT extension.
-- Portable Document Formats --
Like many other web sites, MARC tries to use publish documents in a .PDF
format. This requires us to convert word processed and other
documents into this format. Like our .TXT files, .PDF are
smaller in size and virus-free.
To view these files, you will need a free "plug-in" from the
Adobe Corporation. While you won't be able to create a .PDF file
-- you need something more expensive than FREE!! -- you'll be able to
view and print many of the documents on this site ... and many other
web sites as well!!