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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
February 13, 2006

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Chris Nicolich, Mark Sullivan, Ying Tang
Announcements
  1. It's cold! 20 degrees in High Springs. Winston had to scrape the frost off his car windshield this morning.
  2. Bobbie has a rat in her garage. Carlton shot it.
  3. IT reorganization - we received the word last Thursday. Campus to centralize all IT under one CIO. They will be offering re-training, so if you are willing to adapt, you will still have a job.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Liaisons
  1. WebCT/Vista - we were contacted by the WebCT folks last Friday. The fix to get WebCT working with our public machines is to import a couple of certificates and to use an older version of Java. The Public Services liaisons are working on this.
  2. They are also renaming the public machines to PWSID to accommodate policy changes. This way we can differentiate between public and staff machines.
  3. BBS is back up. Geoffrey has posted information about the WebCT issue online.
Networking
  1. Backup Exec - new version install is being researched - will install it on the backup machine in MSL - NT 16. It works better as back-up-to-disk instead of back-up-to-tape.
  2. West computers - high-end configuration machines have not been ordered yet. The Directors attended the Digital World presentation. Seems to be a matter of budget as to whether we will get the 3-D software.
  3. West Staff Training Room is Trudi's project - one that is supposed to be "something we can be proud of". Dell provided specs for their Intelligent Design classroom - but no price has been given. May hear more on this soon.
  4. Pending projects - Campus AD - effect of campus centralization unknown.
  5. Development Web server - streaming video and audio file feeds - upgrading gigabit feed - CNS wants to wait until everyone goes back to West.
  6. NT4 - so old - new SQL? Will is getting a quote for NT2R, so will try to at least get the specs for NT4.
Software Projects Status
  1. ILLIAD/Accounting - laptop set up for Michelle - remote desktop. VPN would not work.
  2. Access Services Request - completed.
  3. Chris is working on Special Collections - East Florida Papers project: Excel spreadsheets categorizing old card catalogues. They just sent him a big batch of records for data transfer.
  4. DLC Loader/Per-Loader - adding one other feature - METS update - so an item can be updated for changes only.
  5. Customization Manager for UFDC - done. Erich to review.
  6. New programmer has been hired: Stephen Williams. Start date: February 24.
Systems Security Management
  1. Meeting held.

 

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