Minutes of Smathers
Middle Managers Meeting
April 04, 1996

Present: Helen Jane Armstrong, Rich Bennett, M. Suzanne Brown, Gary Cornwell, Robena Cornwell, Bill Covey, Michele Crump, Frank DiTrolio, Carol Drum, David H. Fuller, Jr., Barry Hartigan, David Hickey, Dot Hope, Martha Hruska, John Ingram, Dolores Jenkins, Erich Kesse, Colleen Seale, Grace Strawn, Jan Swanbeck, Carol Turner

  1. Next MMM meeting will be held in MSL conference room on 18 April - Windows 95 is the topic
  2. Wiring is in progress
  3. PAIS newly added CD title
Computer Things
  1. Discussion of titles on the Internet which require a user number or id - the Serials Committee is looking at this - different models have different levels of security. Publishers need feed back and suggestions, may be open to negotiable terms.
  2. No method to make IP Internet secure - will continually change. Protocol will change rapidly towards encryption format - RSA patent is ready to run out.
  3. IP's - physical number of addresses are almost out. IPNG - IP Next Generation - effect will be as transparent as possible, could supply every atom in the known universe with an address
  4. Domain name service should not have to change. Alpha numerics are all that are legal, special characters will have to be revised, enforcement should occur soon
  5. Discussion of feasibility of making local area network accessible through telnet or dial-up. Health Center was cited as an example, would require bank of micros, dial-ups, specialized software, userids - administrative nightmare.
  6. CD access requires something which will run INTEL binary, nothing through NERDC does this because of the different protocols. Data which gets passed through NERDC is TCP/IP. CD's use IPX which is a Novell protocol. Novell is talking about making IP one of its protocols, not here yet. Major CD vendor may solve the problem, may not apply to all vendors.
  7. Discussion of CD Jukebox title selection. TSSC identified non-license requiring CD's. Selection decision requires all players be involved - CM, Public Services need to work out procedures. Test can be run to help establish a reference point on how the Jukebox will respond.

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