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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
August 21, 2006

Present: Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Suzy Covey, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Amy Polk, Geoffrey Stewart, Mark Sullivan, Stephen Williams
Announcements
  1. Bobbie notes a cute house on Center Avenue in Keystone Heights that's for sale. It comes with a free set of earplugs.
  2. Power outage in AFA - unknown date & time.
  3. Dell Media Tech installation is almost finished. East conference room needs power - Facilities is on it.
  4. Classrooms in West are done - preview of operations tomorrow at 1PM.
  5. Staff training room 419 - smart board not a part of the project - have not discussed this yet with Trudi.
  6. Room 229 - needs power and reinforcement to hold 42" monitor.
  7. Enunciator - MSL - Sarah Gonzalez is handling the project. The equipment should be here in October.
  8. Painting in the old Systems area - no activity at the moment. PPD had to split the job between two contractors. Waiting for the second.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. TV/DVD/VCR Combos - did not fit in the booths. They will be replaced by flat panels. Five will be redistributed to other Libraries. The one broken one will be returned for a refund.
  2. Forms-to-Mail - Suzy gave a document on the procedure to Winston.
  3. Will is trying to keep up with the orders.
Networking
  1. Master Browser - West - old fix - losing connectivity with Xerox server. Xerox print release had incorrect network settings - server reboots - probable processor/memory errors. Seven are now showing up correctly.
  2. Updates have been rolling through - from 42 to only 15 missing - all of the missing are laptops. Apparently the message to update them by hand was not understood.
  3. Greenstone backup - looks good, is now running. Updates Saturdays at 5AM. It takes 4 tapes. Discussion of backup procedures.
  4. Library West high-end computers - implementation of all software with no printing until Xerox can fix it.
Software Projects Status
  1. AD meeting - rolling out next phase - 16-character GatorLink passwords. Daily guest password to go away on Oct 16. Faculty and staff will be able to create time-limited sign-ons for walk-ins.
  2. E-Reserves - all of Chris' changes are done. Will be in use as soon as classes start on Wednesday.
  3. Personnel database - Winston is working on it. Phase one changes complete.
  4. Mark is putting up Ephemeral Cities content on the Web. Going slow, waiting for Joe to put GIS staff up.
  5. Greenstone UFDC - JPEG 2000 to be used in the next week or so.
Web Projects
  1. Metalib - same
  2. UF Web Community meeting - starting the process of a new UF Web identity on the Web - moving towards a University template. Pushing the one identity, one-brand look.
  3. WebLog server - crashed, had to reinstall.
Student & Department
  1. Students return Wednesday.

 

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