Systems Staff Meeting Notes 7/16/01

Systems Staff Meeting Notes
July 16, 2001

Present: Rich Bennett, Bill Covey, Debra Harris, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Hilton Soto, Ying Tang
  1. Bobbie’s granddaughters got “Future Queen” and “Prettiest Eyes” at a beauty contest this weekend.
  2. LMG recap: “Visions” – broke up into groups, came up with a 50-word vision for the future of the Libraries. Also had to devise five strategic objectives for the Libraries. The results of this session are currently on display in the staff lounge.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. 14 Dells should be shipped by the end of the week.
  1. Phony MS Security Bulletin – instructs you to download the patch – but it turns out to be the worm virus! Bill is not going to send out a notice yet, it isn’t that prevalent and the potential virus should be detected by McAfee.
  1. Problem in West – weird network slowdowns during peak use time. Found something on the CCC list about a tuning parameter – will test it out.
  2. Backups – NT2R1 failed due to corrupt files. Dailies should run tonight. Winston did a critical restore for G&E last week, so the backups aren’t failing too badly.
  3. W2K upgrades – two big pools volunteered: MSL & HSSR. Staff machines only. This should help to work out the kinks. Having fairly good results thus far.
  4. Public machines present an authentication problem. Hope to have that situation worked out by the fall. Bob Jones & the FCLA authentication for easy proxy should feed in well with our authentication. Also need to focus on PSIT specs to lock down public workstations. Will need to adjust liaison permissions for downloading W2K.
  5. NT8 Web server – migration to W2K to start the week of August 6.
Software Projects Status
  1. Personnel mods last week.
  2. Glue code for DLC – ongoing. Hilton & Cynthia are both close to finishing.
  3. Public WS ID system – user authentication: Information Systems is working on why we can’t get into stored procedure.
  4. ILLIAD – to be installed August 9.
  5. ILL Content Site – waiting for NT8 conversion.
DP Coordinator
  1. Telephone problem in G&E last week – their phone lines were picking up in DLC (846-0129) instead of the Resource Services (392-0255). The problem turned out to be in the closet – Telecom had to come out to fix it.

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