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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
March 20, 2006

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Suzy Covey, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Geoffrey Stewart, Ying Tang, Stephen Williams
Announcements
  1. Appraisals are due at the end of next week. Will hopes to get to his by the end of this week or the beginning of next.
  2. The overall consensus on the carpeting/abatement in Systems is: yes, let's do it while we have the chance. The discussion at the Support Services meeting was to temporarily move us during the process.
  3. Mark Hoit will attend the LC meeting this Friday to discuss IT reorganization with the Directors.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Drive failure on the Web server - Geoffrey installed a new one, but the same problem still exists. It failed. Apparently it is the slot. We need a new RAID back plane. They don't make them anymore for this model. We may be looking to get a new Web server. If CNS takes over, maybe they could replace it.
  2. High-end machines for West - will try to push the order through this week.
Liaisons
  1. Public machines - upgrading to Deep Freeze 5.7 - most have been done. LAC is scheduled for tomorrow and Journalism on Wednesday.
  2. Maps and Gov Docs are now on one consul located in Documents. It is taking updates and reporting the status while frozen.
Networking
  1. SUS server - about 75 workstations are not responding. Uploads are ready to install, but the machines are not being rebooted. We could push restarts or ask liaisons to do them.
Software Projects Status
  1. We had a failure on the Patron Updates last night. Bridges' table did not download. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow.
  2. Everything else is about the same as last week.
Web Projects
  1. MetaLib testing is ongoing.
  2. Tom will be out the rest of the week. He is going to Washington, DC for a Computers & Libraries conference.
Students and Department
  1. Students are back from Spring Break. Please remember to use PAULA.

     

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