Systems Staff Meeting Notes 07/26/04

Systems Staff Meeting Notes
July 26, 2004

Present: Rich Bennett, Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Bill Covey, Suzy Covey, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Chris Nicolich, Geoffrey Stewart, Ying Tang
  1. Cynthia had a successful yard sale on Saturday - made $60.
  2. Newberry had a heck of a rainstorm Saturday night.
  3. Everyone had his or her check deposited last Friday.
  4. The first page of the Systems Web site has been converted to Library standards.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Orders ongoing.
  2. The ERES fax was reported broken - turns out the patron had the wrong number (although it was an actual fax number).
  3. Distribution of last shipment - 10 emergency workstations and lots of printers left.
  4. Fishing schemes - Suntrust, Citibank - increase in spam trying to get your info - nothing we can do about it - don't follow the link.
  5. Assassin spam - a variation on the Nigerian scam - if you don't send them the $40,000, you will be killed.
  6. EBay redirect scam is making the rounds again as well.
  7. The current version of Bagel is more aggressive.
  8. The request for a pen-style barcode scanner for extra long barcodes - needed a for a project - the ordering freeze made the acquisition impossible - now that project has been finished - no need for the scanner.
  1. ALEPH printing - status quo. They are asking about email printing, but the templates are not ready.
  2. Public WS security revamp - Geoffrey is working on screen shots, Powerpoint, plus a simplified version for the Liaison portion of the Web site. Marvin watched everything Geoffrey did. Should be ready to roll by the end of the week. Executables work fine; batch file does not. Need to figure out how to secure - try another avenue or more vigilance.
Software Projects Status
  1. Facilities POS/Inventory - Almost ready to go - demo to Russ and Rob tomorrow. Have fixed most errors on reports - only one left to tackle.
  2. RS label printing - is done again. The latest feature was a bit overzealous.
  3. DLC - Zoning is done again. Last Friday they needed better alignment of the zoomed image.
  4. Ying is back to work on DLC Tracker.
  5. Contribution tracker stays on the docket.
Web Projects
  1. Debra is working on converting the Systems Web site to Library standard. This will be a slow process due to the tape conversion project taking priority. However, the first page of the site (at least) has been converted.
Tape Conversion Project
  1. 9-track tape copying is underway. 324 tapes total to be converted to cartridges.
  2. First batch seemed to copy without problem.
  3. After the second round of cartridge copies has been completed, we can physically dispose of the 9-track tapes. Until then, they will continue to reside in our tape library.

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by Debra Fetzer