Date: Fri Aug 10 12:14:57 2007

Author: Perry Godwin

Subject: I have some questions about how folks use the PIRA DCS

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11 Tappers,

I have some questions that occurred to me while I was trying to figure out =
how to implement the DCS. I tried to find an FAQ that would provide the ans=
wers but without success.

1) Is there a comprehensive DCS FAQ or manual available?

2) Do you store all your equipment according to the DCS?

3) Does anyone use the DCS as a part of their inventory control system? And=
if so, how is it used?

4) How do you classify equipment that is used in different DCS categories?

5) Do you have separate sets of equipment for lab experiments and for demon=
stration setups?

6) Do you use a different classification system for lab equipment from the =
DCS used for demonstration equipment?

7) What process do you use to have faculty request demonstration set-ups?

8) Is the faculty limited to only using the available list of demonstration=
s (such as the PIRA 200 or the PIRA 1000 lists)?

9) How do we handle classification if we have demonstrations that are diffe=
rent from the ones in the official (BIB) list?

10) How do I fit demonstrations unique to my school into the DCS?

11) What do you do if the categories of the DCS do not fit the books you us=
e for your physics classes?

12) Does the DCS have a way to create unique demonstration names?

13) What is the source for the naming of demonstrations in the DCS?

14) Does anyone have a lab equipment and supplies database system that they=
would recommend or that we could copy?

Perry Godwin
Physics Lab Technician
Lansing Community College
Email: godwip@lcc.edu
Tel: (517) 483-9653
Cell: (517) 927-2155
Pgr: (517) 232-0278
Fax: (517) 483-1003


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Tappers,



I have some questions that occurred to me while I was tr=
ying
to figure out how to implement the DCS.&nb=
sp;
I tried to find an FAQ that would provide the answers but without
success.



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1) =
Is=
there a
comprehensive DCS FAQ or manual available?



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2) =
Do=
you store
all your equipment according to the DCS?



=
3) =
Do=
es anyone
use the DCS as a part of their inventory control system? And if so, how is it used?



=
4) =
Ho=
w do you classify
equipment that is used in different DCS categories?



=
5) =
Do=
you have
separate sets of equipment for lab experiments and for demonstration setups=
?



=
6) =
Do=
you use a
different classification system for lab equipment from the DCS used for
demonstration equipment?



=
7) =
Wh=
at process
do you use to have faculty request demonstration set-ups?=




=
8) =
Is=
the
faculty limited to only using the available list of demonstrations (such as=
the
PIRA 200 or the PIRA 1000 lists)?



=
9) =
Ho=
w do we
handle classification if we have demonstrations that are different from the=

ones in the official (BIB) list?



=
10) Ho=
w do I fit
demonstrations unique to my school into the DCS?



=
11) Wh=
at do you
do if the categories of the DCS do not fit the books you use for your physi=
cs
classes?



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12) Do=
es the DCS
have a way to create unique demonstration names?



=
13) Wh=
at is the
source for the naming of demonstrations in the DCS?



=
14) Do=
es anyone
have a lab equipment and supplies database system that they would recommend=
or
that we could copy?



Per=
ry
Godwin

Physics Lab Technician<=
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Lansing Community College

Email: godwip@lcc.edu

Tel: (517) 483-9653

Cell: (517) 927-2155

Pgr: (517) 232-0278

Fax: (517) 483-1003











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