Minutes of Smathers
Middle Manager's Meeting
March 6, 1997

Present: Suzanne Brown, Robena Cornwell, Stephanie Haas, Yael Herbsman, Dot Hope, Martha Hruska, Tom Minton, Jan Swanbeck, Carol Drum, Richard Phillips, Colleen Seale, Carol Turner, Barry Hartigan, Ann Lindel, Barbara Oliver, Frank DiTrolio

General Announcements
  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer (a Web browser widely used in the Libraries) has been found to have a vulnerability to attack from malicious web sites. A software patch to fix this was posted to the Microsoft Web site yesterday. Systems is recommending that all Library users of MS-IE upgrade to version 3.01 and install the patch.
  2. AFA is still not hooked up to its new address pool, because the installation crew in Music forgot to run the link between the Music Library and the building point of presence. This has been fixed, and AFA should be able to use real host IP addresses instead of their current private IP pool by the end of the week.
  3. The network in Music is operational, but the machines are not yet completely installed. Leilani Freund will be coming over soon to help with the software configurations.
  4. The new committees that are to plan for the future of campus networking (Policy, Digital Advisory, and Video Advisory) are starting to form. Gary Koehler, Eminent Scholar in Business and chair of the Policy Committee, met yesterday with Dale, Martha, and Bill to discuss Library networking priorities.
Discussion of Printing

Bill recapitulated the history of workstation printing from cluster controller printers shared by multiple dumb terminals to current networked printing by multiple microcomputers. The group briefly discussed current printing needs. In some areas, using a single networked printer for several staff workstations has been adequate. Others have expressed a need for small printers directly attached to workstations. Bill pointed out that the NT servers give us the ability to use networked Apple LaserWriter printers for the Windows computers. Carol Drum opined that one color printer with shared network access would be adequate per building. It was decided that reports of any unmet printing needs would be sent to Systems.

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