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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
June 13, 2005

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Suzy Covey, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Geoffrey Stewart, Mark Sullivan
  1. Tom found a place to live. His current apartment gave him an extra month - he needs to leave July 30. Unfortunately, his new apartment won't be available until August 9th.
  2. Cynthia has seen the new Star Wars movie three times.
  3. Boy, have we had a lot of rain.
  4. Raccoons have been stealing cat food out at Geoffrey's house.
  5. Giant frog stories.
  6. Division Heads Meeting - Wednesday - purchasing cut off.
Review Minutes of 6/6/05
  1. 3.6% pay increase? No further word.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Orders - SQL 2000 (with licenses) received. Will go on the ILL box.
  2. 22 Dells should be in this week. This batch of old CPUs will be stored at ALF and used as replacements for ailing public machines.
  3. Servers (BBS & Greenstone) received - they are located in the inner vault. Greenstone has more pieces yet to come.
  4. Will need to make space in the server/tape room. Need to move servers in the middle shelf area over to the other side. May have a window to do this next week/weekend during the break between Summer A & B.
  5. Exchange server on order.
  1. One department has requested that their liaison be relieved of duty due to untrustworthiness.
  1. Fortunately, no outages to report.
  2. Will is working on Backup Exec
  3. NT2R2 - firewire card replaced.
  4. NT2R expansion - waiting on quotes.
  5. West CPU orders next year to be in the $400,00 range.
  6. Web server migration - on hold for AD. It is imperative that Mark have .net support for Sanborn, Ephemeral Cities, etc. Erich has a demo scheduled for September. Will notes that NT14 is basically a Web page - has IIS running everything - as does NT25. Will shall investigate the requirement. He'll meet with Mark later to discuss.
  7. EShare - no word.
  8. AD still on schedule for Fall '06. It's just a matter of testing and converting.
Software Projects Status
  1. Batch Importer - Cynthia & Chris are making mods on it - with Mark's help. It is a DLC tool to import Marc records.
  2. Patron Update Frequency - there are many issues with only doing it once per semester. Would like to do it weekly. Getting it all automated is a problem.
  3. DLC Tracking - Ying is closing out Phase Two, then she'll stop that effort for awhile and work with Mark on Greenstone.
  4. Mark did a presentation on Ephemeral Cities in Martinique. He will bring in the presentation for Systems next week.
Web Projects
  1. Web master email address to be changed on all Web pages due to incredible amounts of spam in the Web master mailbox.
Student and Department Happenings
  1. Next week (June 20-24) is the break week between Summer A & B.
  2. Working on a schedule for break week as well as Summer B.
  3. We're celebrating Winston's birthday!


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