Support Services Meeting Notes
February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
Present: Logan Clapp, Bill Covey, Michelle Foss, Rob Roberts, Laurie TaylorFacilities
- Escalator - they are cleaning it today and the glass replacement panel has just arrived.
- George A. Smathers - portrait & bust - trying to decide where they should be displayed. The bust will most likely go in the West foyer.
- Hough Hall - outages scheduled. Should not affect Library East too much. Rob will send out notification.
- Harold looked at Library West at night to survey the lighting situation. He said it was noticeably improved, although the stairwells were still very brightly lighted.
- MSL - two rooms have not been painted yet: lounge and Maps office.
- Brad and Rob moved half of the MSL reference desk. They will move the other half this week. They are reinstalling it downstairs, getting it painted, etc.
- Furniture PO's have been requested. Office chairs and stools for MSL.
- Incident report this weekend out of West.
- Lori and Angela are both out sick.
- Campus delivery is ready for a soft launch of the Law Library. No reply from Wendy in FCLA on this - Michelle will email her.
- Reserves - Infrastructure Council - IT action sent to Machen for review.
- Course Management System - looking at four different vendors. Vendor presentations and IT follow-up. Platform should be decided upon by the end of March.
- Migration cleanup ongoing. Working on security groups, shared calendars and mailboxes.
- Ariel/Odyssey issues are ongoing. Ariel reinstalls seem to solve the problem.
- #UFLIB set as default in the Global Address Book - it does not hold the default. Logan to check into it.
- We're doing pretty well now, post AD migration. We still have some ports that we need activated.
- NDNP newspaper project - need 20,000 more files even though the project is done.
- Everglades project to start soon.
- FCLA is fixing Endeca stuff.
- Laptop case - emitting static electricity. May need to put a long mat down on the floor. Bill would like a demo of the electrocution hazard arranged.
- HSC-Smathers - no longer to be referred to as a merge. It shall forevermore be known as an: integration. There have been three meetings on this subject; two were self-contained. One, not so much. HSC finds it problematic. Digitization and Facilities are not a problem, but IT is proving difficult. We have finally agreed on a preliminary report. Wallace and Judy are scheduled to meet tomorrow.
- Budget cuts - rumors it could be larger - 12-15%. Depends on the President's stimulus package. Education funds may be earmarked for K-12 only. At the moment, we are publicizing who may be affected. This is in flux as of Friday morning. It will be discussed at the Town Meeting. HSC cuts are not a part of our budget cuts.