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Systems Staff Meeting Notes
April 25, 2008

Present: Thomas Bielicke, Cynthia Bowker, Will Chaney, Debra Fetzer, Winston Harris, Tom Minton, Chris Nicolich, Amy Polk, Mark Sullivan, Stephen Williams
Announcements
  1. MarioKart comes out on Sunday. Stephen is fully jazzed.
  2. Tom had good luck with the soda machine in the staff lounge - he put in his money and got 4 sodas and $1 in change!
  3. Library Council recap - Rich Bennett has been appointed the Special Collections Chair. Tara Cataldo has been appointed the MSL Chair. Vernon Kisling has been appointed the Assistant MSL Chair. These are 2-year, time-limited appointments. The Electronic Resource Librarian hire will take on Rich's current job duties. These positions will go into effect on July 1.
    Searches: Employee Development Officer, Associate Dean of Technology, two positions at MSL will be posted, only one will be hired.
    Library West reorg - they are working on it.
    There is a waiting list for Travel.
    Security changes forthcoming for PDAs downloading email. Will require a 4-digit PIN and the time-out function will be enabled.
    Borrowing privileges extended.
    Extended Hours - going well. Housekeeping has been exceptional.
    We are raising the fines for overdue books for the first time in years.
    Xerox - contract ends in June. We're working to replace them.
    Departmental parking passes now cost $50. Means we'll be getting fewer of them.
    Library West - cork floors to be replaced. West will be closed, staff will still work. Runners will retrieve books.
    Library Awards - reviewed the categories for nomination. Once they are submitted they will be reviewed, a winner picked and a monetary reward issued.
Review Minutes of 04/18/08
  1. Amy's grandfather turned 87 on his birthday, not 88.
Ongoing Systems Updates
Equipment Received/Installed/Repaired
  1. Holding off on orders to see what the budget looks like.
Liaisons
  1. Grover training went well.
Networking
  1. McAfee updates - There are some issues - Documents.
  2. Self-service machine in West - will be moving over during the intercession.
  3. Logan made some Domain Controller changes on Monday - should clear some things up.
Software Projects Status
  1. Meeting for wikis on Monday. We've had a lot of requests for server configuration.
  2. Grover - working on changes mentioned in the meeting. We're through with Tickets, now on to HW/SW and IRDB. Nets after that.
  3. Tracking - testing importer.
  4. UFDC/Greenstone - cleaning up HTML. May have fixed the UFDC memory problems.
  5. Circ Analysis - Donna Alsbury (FCLA) agreed to take it on.
  6. Incident Report Form - take it off the list. It has been given to them for testing.
  7. Chris is working on a Candidate Assessment Form for HR. It is an automated form for feedback on job candidates. Chris will give it to them today.
  8. Conference call - Non-affiliates Meeting - this afternoon. Debra has been enlisted as scribe.
  9. Weird problem with NT2R - MSL & Acquisitions & Licensing have reported problems where they have lost all permissions to folders. They have been asked to clean up things - this may have inadvertently caused problems with permissions.
  10. Patron update - ran fine last week.
  11. Cynthia McLean had a Contribute problem - Logan fixed it - had to type in the exact path.
Web Projects
  1. Rumblings about the Library Web pages not being uniform. Tom has been asked for some new homepage designs.
  2. MSL has a homepage portal.
  3. How about a Web team to do all of the pages? We can't use UF templates - no server side includes.
Systems Security Management
  1. Meeting held.

 

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