Systems Staff Meeting Notes 06/16/03

Systems Staff Meeting Notes
June 16, 2003

Present: Rich Bennett, Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Bill Covey, Suzy Covey, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Hilton Soto, Geoffrey Stewart, Ying Tang
  1. 2000 Processor – largest known computer – special effects used on the movie, “Return of the King”.
  2. Geoffrey hurt his back at the Newberry Watermelon Festival this weekend.
  3. Honors List – Library recognizes Ό for bonuses for work above and beyond the call of duty – careful and meticulous thought: Hilton outstanding per wide variety of projects, Bobbie per fastidious documentation and labeling. Bonus in payroll of June 27 – may see it then or in two weeks.
  4. West Remodeling – changes in schedule – March 5 is the new start date for West. Interim moving – now we will evacuate all of West in January ’04. This move will be temporary for 1-2 years. DOT building on 39th will be renovated to hold books. No people there would save space, but now may have to move people there. Guess who gets to go? Facilities has been suggested. Cubicle sharing – with DOT space, Room 1, prairie dogging. Dot Com crashed – cubicle farm for $400 each – may be available by the truckloads. Lobby space may or may not be Reference. Behind MVP – bldg 105 – has some space – may put Public Service overflow there.
  5. Systems refrigerator discussion held.
  6. Water over flow in room 16C – stopped up evaporator drain flooded room 16C – called FP last week for ceiling fungus – no action taken.
Review Minutes of 6/9/03
  1. Dept Happenings #1 – ICPSR tape dispersal still ongoing.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Mimi received an email from the outside – it mimicked us.
  2. Bill discovered something bizarre on Betty Mitchell’s machine – ads – Spy Bot – took almost 3 hours to clean. OMWMgr.exe – all through the cookie file and everything else. Ad-aware doesn’t update enough. SpyBot via Google download.
  1. Docs wiring – estimated again, with fewer drops. Needed estimate by today, but will delay until August.
  2. Will – Dell multi-processor on multi-MB – default problem – causes conflicts on campus network.
  3. DLC servers – started today, will bring up vanilla to start.
  4. NT14 – recovery server – up & running. Winston will install SQL. DocuTech will have to go up on both ends. ILLIAD will be last.
Software Projects Status
  1. SysRequest – Ed, Judaica are done – ILL maybe today, Lori Driscoll is scheduled this week. Still need to do Maps, Journalism and Preservation. Debra set up a link to SysRequest on the Systems Web page under FAQ’s. The printed hardware, software and programming request forms are no longer available via the Web. Mod to SysRequest this week – people could not see the notes field, now they can.
  2. Preservation Film Replacement – ongoing.
  3. Patron Update – test run at the end of the month.
  4. Hilton is working on the Employee-Patron update.
  5. Privacy Notice – splash screen – have one working under AFAUSER – all signed in today as WUSER – maybe next time. Wording from Carol Turner’s memo – must be up front every time, must be a mandatory click. Requires a total layout change. Point is to not let anyone in without accepting it.
  6. DLC – Ying is working on Oral History Web data entry interface.
  7. Facilities – Cynthia is working on the last report this week.
Web Projects
  1. STAT service – still working.
  2. Web master position – not – candidate withdrew. The search is off the fast track.
Student and Department Happenings
  1. Debra is out today and tomorrow morning.
  2. Next week is the break between Summer A and Summer B.

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