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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
June 27, 2005

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Suzy Covey, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Geoffrey Stewart, Mark Sullivan, Ying Tang
  1. Division Heads Meeting - Jill Skotko will be leaving in August to accept a better position. Construction in West - had to redo the drywall (moisture problem). Will set back the schedule by about two weeks.
  2. Will is out of the office June 30 - July 8. Back on Monday, July 11.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. All of the pieces of the Exchange and Greenstone server orders have been received.
  2. Greenstone hardware install is scheduled for tomorrow.
  3. Exchange install will probably be scheduled for the week after next.
  1. Liaison meeting scheduled for next week will be cancelled.
  1. Outages - this weekend everything was down while Will and Geoffrey rearranged the server room. Lib IR is still down and SmathersL7 - Forms-to-mail was down this morning (it is back up now). RefExpress had to be manually restarted. SUS server: it failed to find the network - a cold boot fixed it. SUS server had a Trojan
  2. NT8R has been replaced with NT8R1. Old NT8R will be the Web server.
  3. BBS server is racked, but not wired.
  4. AD is pending Dell professional services - Will has requested a proposal from them. Waiting for response.
  5. Winston attended the Campus AD meeting. There are still a lot of issues left before implementation. IFAS is still having issues isolating units as well as technical difficulties. Public workstations under AD would eliminate public user security problems.
  6. Trivoli - CNS backups - Allen Rout gave demo. Money-wise, it is cheaper than what we do now. It is a client-server application that we would point to their service. We will have to continue our own backups during a test period. Only PeopleSoft is backed up and taken off site.
Software Projects Status
  1. The first Summer B Patron Update has run. Another is scheduled for Wednesday.
  2. ILLIAD database has been moved from NT4 to NT18. Move went pretty smoothly. All ILLIAD users will have to reinstall the client.
  3. Greenstone - 2.6 & 3.0 - 3.3 doesn't ingest the projects very well. Will probably end up with 3.0. Need development server.
  4. DLC Tracking - Phase Two is done. Ying and Mark are working on Greenstone now.
  5. The Batch Ingestor - Ying is working it up - Tracking database blocks input - no easy way around it.
  6. Mark is working on Ephemeral Cities.
  7. Cynthia - Development Productivity - needs analysis. Mark to meet with Will to discuss.
Web Projects
  1. Metalib - going live for staff only - metasearch. Ref will test. There have been problems with it in South Florida, North Florida and Gulf Coast. Trying personalized portal. More databases need to be added.


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