The MAA’s new AMS (Association Management System) and its associated website has completed in-house testing. It is now being tested by members of the MAA Council before being released in early September for the entire membership.
The new website not only has been completely revamped for content — bringing it up to date with the latest bylaws, officers, committees and staff, publications lists and style sheets — but it also functions on top of a robust database, making maintenance and updates easier and offering MAA members the ability to manage their own profiles, renewals, payments, and personal information.
In addition, the AMS allows the MAA to create online spaces for committees, forums, and direct member-to-member communications. It provides for an MAA store for books and other publications. Most important, it now enables us to create a “subscription wall” to offer Speculum articles, reviews, and other MAA publications either free and open-access or to members only.
The new system involved the entire MAA staff here in Cambridge. Our thanks to Chris Cole for his many months of expert work heading up the project, to Sheryl Mullane-Corvi for her participation in member-related data issues, and to Katie Taronas and Paul Lindholm for their many hours of testing and reporting.
Look for an email in September with your username and password and then explore the new website!