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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
February 1, 2008

Present: Thomas Bielicke, Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Logan Clapp, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Bobbie Meng, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Amy Polk, Mark Sullivan, Stephen Williams

Guest: Dean Judy Russell
  1. Rachel, Amy's stepdaughter, won first place at the Science Fair in the engineering category. Her project was "Which Smoke Detector Works the Best".
  2. Reorganization - we are still working off the chart presented at the meeting last Friday. Judy's blog will be up soon and should facilitate more discussion.
Review Minutes of 01/25/08
  1. DLC/Greenstone - #3 should be 2TB, not 6.
  2. Nets #6 - AD print demo will be Feb. 6, not Feb 12.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Orders - MSL laptop battery situation - the solutions we are being offered are not acceptable. We sent back the battery charger, but they were unable to configure it to work with the laptop batteries we purchased. Now they are saying that the order is too old to do anything about it. Will has arranged for a conference call with GovConnection.
  1. Liaison training to be scheduled.
  2. Systems training - yesterday's session went well. Next topic will be: SAN configuration basics. Group one - Thursday, 10AM.
  1. Bobbie and Will have been working to configure the new McAfee server. Hope to switch it on soon so that the updates will be pushed automatically.
  2. SAN - license purchase issue - can't run multiple VMs - GovConnection sent a quote - under discussion.
  3. Ongoing DLC speed issue - network bottleneck issue. Upgrading the ports to 1GB is an option.
  4. SMS upgrade - Winston and Logan have been working on it - configuration should be finished today.
  5. SAN in MSL - noise factor necessitates moving it out of L206. Rob Roberts is looking at space elsewhere in MSL - possibly Xerox area.
  6. Windows Updates Slipstreaming - Cynthia has had some success integrating the Windows updates onto a CD for use when installing XP. CNS recommended a program, Enlight, and it was very helpful.
  7. Central Exchange Server - meeting Feb. 19. The first group to convert has been using it for about a month, so it should be an informative meeting.
  8. Campus AD print demo - Feb. 6 - CIRCA print solution for Xerox. The challenge we have is how to allow printing for non-affiliated patrons.
  9. SAN user folder synchronization - we are putting together a presentation for approval.
Software Projects Status
  1. Blogger - Stephen created accounts for Acquisitions. Matthew Daley asked for a blog, and, because we don't have a policy in place, Stephen showed him how to do it on WordPress. It can later be converted to our server.
  2. Wiki - AD log-on is working. Anyone can read, but only our log-ons can make changes. It pulls from the AD directory. We need to configure Wiki site using SSL. Joint SUS storage facility wiki - we'll need to discuss the development of policy and the balance of collaborative content.
  3. Grover - ongoing. Currently working on the hardware section.
  4. DLC importer - Erich gave a quick turnaround.
  5. Tom is working on a new Web version of the Tracking Database.
  6. Greenstone - optimization phase. Looking at software for toolkit: Aurigma. We're also using freeware.
  7. Mark released the DLC Toolbox late yesterday.
  8. Circ Analysis - on hold. MSL Circ test file updated - all of the rest is too large.
  9. Domain Admins restricted on SQL - caused some problems with inherited permissions that had to be fixed.
  10. FCLA - sent code to production - LC call number range counts - was in SQL, they use Oracle.
  11. Incident Report text changes - final version sent to Matthew Daley yesterday - he forwarded them to the Library Incident Handlers for approval.
DLC Greenstone Issues
  1. Logan got back to the FTP issues - open SSL installs - PERL modules fail. May need 64 bit source code.
  2. Network monitoring tool next.
  3. Backup Exec is working.
Web Projects
  1. Server-side includes to be turned on and FrontPage extensions will have to be turned off. Tom is ready to roll with this.
  2. New extended hours survey is up. It will be up for approximately 30 days. We'll probably use the same hours for the spring exams.
  3. Web 2.0 group wants space to put their finished project - a browser toolbar for searches. It works pretty well.
Systems Security Management
  1. Meeting held.


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