Minutes of January 17, 2006 Meeting

A Butman, B. Golin, N. Gonzaga, P. Johnson, S. Lee, K. McGuire, R. Sandler and via teleconference S. Bartz, M. Belasco, K. Kuehl, J. Maxymuk, M. Medeiros, A. Ruggiero and D. Voorhees.

1. Systems Update

The installation of Thunderbird and Firefox on staff machines will be completed in the next couple of weeks. In the process, Netscape is being removed from machines. To replace Netscape Composer used by some staff, Systems is installing a similar freeware package called NVU. LSM's machines have older versions of Thunderbird and Firefox and will be updated afterwards.

In preparation for the transition of libraries servers to RUNet Workflows clients, both test and production will be configured to point to the servers name rather than the ip address. The changes will be made within the next few weeks.

The Ariel upgrade will be done this month.

2. How To Sessions

Anne sent out documentation to Coordinators on how to install Firefox and Thunderbird. Anne would like to do occasional How To sessions in PCWG on procedures of interest to PC Coordinators such as creating passwords, changing passwords, gaining access to information on machines, copying mail and browser settings and programming barcode scanners. Anne welcomes suggestions about this.

3. New/Old Business

Matt Medeiros joined the group and will be bringing news and needs from the SCC.

Bob Golin is replacing Soo Jung Lee from Special Collections.

Nick reported that the recent annual system-wide Novell password change went smoothly aside from users who had a problem synching the change with their Windows password.

Nick also noted his discussions with Shaun Ellis regarding the inconsistencies between the IP addresses listed in the documentation, on our web page and in Bookroom. Anne Butman will speak with Shaun Ellis about this and ask that he make any necessary changes.

There will be a thorough test of the videoconferencing setups throughout RULS this Friday that will examine reported problems such as freezing, disconnects, audio breakups and split-screen troubles.

John will book PCWG meetings in Bookroom through the end of 2007.

4. Future Meeting Dates

The next meeting is scheduled for February 21. As usual, on Tuesday, 10AM in the TSB Conference Room.

Reported by John Maxymuk

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