Systems Staff Meeting Notes 07/07/03

Systems Staff Meeting Notes
July 7, 2003

Present: Rich Bennett, Cynthia Bowker, Bill Covey, Suzy Covey, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Hilton Soto, Geoffrey Stewart, Ying Tang
  1. Treasure hunting discussion.
  2. Cynthia has a new electric lawnmower. It works well.
  3. It’s Rich’s 54th birthday!
Review Minutes of 6/30/03
  1. Ann #1 – Bobbie called the cops on her troublesome (firecracker-wielding) neighbors. They were issued a citation – and the noise has ceased.
  2. Banding on Xerox copies continues; may need to call Xerox.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Confusion on how to order. Turns out we can have blankets (to some extent) with certain vendors. Next year it will be different, VISA only.
  1. Bill got forwarded a report of a scam about Spanish lottery numbers – wants you to send your bank account numbers – do not bite!
  1. Evaluation of Centurion software product (Drive Shield) for the public workstations – more robust, but not as sturdy. Won’t work with Group Policy Editor installed first. Don’t know if it would survive an update. Freeze Out is available from the Soda Shoppe; it operates in a similar fashion. Will check out both.
  2. Fax modems received for Docutek – need to get them up and running, then install software. ILLIAD to follow.
  3. DLC scanner – received a parallel dongle, will swap for USB – Erich is handling.
  4. Building projects are on hold.
  5. Info Commons – scanners are outstanding.
  6. Campus Security IT policy – Martha checked the Web site and found that the 2/02 policy had been reversed – dealt with workstations, net security, documentation, etc.
  7. Backups ran (in Will’s absence).
Software Projects Status
  1. PAULA security manager mod is done. It does not appear on Bill’s machine.
  2. Map/GIS server project – working to customize Web pages to use our code. Lots of set-up issues. Lots of research. Unknown when it will be complete, ultimately it depends on Erich and Stephanie.
  3. Something strange with LASSIE – Jason and Michelle looking into license tracking. Bill says that Docutek is the proven solution for this. They need to check on it.
Web Projects
  1. Suzy is working on the staff site again (replacing current toolbox).
Student and Department Happenings
  1. Tapes – everything has been audited and should be in the correct rack/slot. Nine tapes missing – 6 have no copies. ICPSR removal almost complete.
  2. Kybe maintenance – contract on hold. Trying to save $602. Bill points out that it saves money to have the machines regularly maintained.

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