STAFF RESOURCES

Minutes of October 14, 2004 meeting

Present:
J.Reinhart, N.Mukherjee, D.Meister, B.Lipinski, C.Sterback, J.Teichmann, J.Gardner, K.Anderson, T.McNally (Camden); Y.Ishii, M.Harris, CFoote (Newark); D.Voorhees A.Peteet, P.Weniger, E.McElroy. M.Tokar (New Brunswick)
Excused:
P.Bellanca, R.Smith

Agenda:

  1. RUConnection updates
  2. Automating PIN requests: discussion of issues, possible scenario.
  3. Non-affiliated users who decline to give SSNs.
  4. Various billing updates: academic holds on spring registration; alumni notices; proposed schedule for Lost Assumed and Long overdue.
  5. W2004 beta testing.
  6. Other items and information sharing.

1) RUConnection updates

Chris and Judy met with Bill Gonzalez at the RUConnection office recently:

2) Automating PIN requests: discussion of issues, possible scenario

Chris described how automating PIN requests might work if we populate our database with barcodes from RUconnection. With regular updates from RUconnection, we could match SSNs on AltIDs, then load barcodes if an SSN is in the ID field. A new request form (Give me my PIN) would require users to enter their barcode. A script would harvest these requests and send PIN notification to the email in the user s record. There would be no verification on SSN but sending PINs only to the email in the user record is a security check. ASC is interested in this approach and will work on the form and email message, which should include a link to Borrowing Privileges. Systems is also currently looking at NetID for remote access.

3) Non-affiliated users who decline to give SSNs

4) Various billing updates: academic holds on spring registration; alumni notices; proposed schedule for Lost Assumed and Long overdue

5) W2004 beta testing

The PALCI book charged on term loan was a human error (the override was used) and not a W2004 bug. There s a new build, 105, which systems staff will place on beta testers PCs. We probably won t go to W2004 right away, there are still significant problems and the acquisitions and requests modules won t be ready. We anticipate more extensive, formal training on W2004. Access services staff who are not beta testing have expressed interest in looking at the interface and a demo was suggested.

6) Other items and information sharing

Next meeting November 11th, 9:30 a.m., Alexander Library, College Ave. Campus



 
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