Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Meeting Notes Oct 5, 2005

Charlene (SWKLS); Sharon and Larry (SCKLS); Joe (SEKLS); Brenda and Liz (NEKLS); Richard (NCKLS); Steve (CKLS); Rhonda (State Library)

Introduction to OPAL
Voice-over-IP, text chat, and synchronized browsing
Contact Cindi Hickey to arrange use.
More tips at:

Marratech training session
to be held Dec 5, 10 AM - 4 PM, at ESSDACK in Hutchinson

Kansas Tech Conference
Possibly piggy-back on the KanEd conference?
Charlene and Brenda will work together to determine some options and possibilities and then will report back to the group.

Joe will continue to work on this -- focusing on the skills and subjects that are needed at every library.
The standards at:

Backup software
- thanks for the advice shared via emails to Richard
- "I don't trust tape backups."
- "I don't trust backups period. That's why we do daily tape, REV drive, USB hard drive and mirrored solutions.. Perhaps I like to overdo it."
- I missed a lot of the specifics here. Please post any specifics and suggestions in the comments (bh)

Gates Computers
- servers; some are seeing batteries failing - Steve will post info on charging the UPS rather than replacing (CDWG)
- printers; some are seeing them eat JetDirect cards; non-HP cartridges are trouble
- the PCs; if the CD vanishes, reseating the cards and cables seems to do the trick; when a Gates computer can't see the CD drive, pull it out and move the jumper to master
- the PACT tool; will it be updated? Brenda will see what she can find out

Next Meeting
October 18th, 9 AM


At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Sharon said...

Microsoft has created a "Shared Computer Toolkit", which looks like the same general idea as for the Gates Foundation granted workstations.
I haven't had a chance to play with it... has anyone else heard anything about it or tried using it? The Windows Disk Protection clears changes with every restart, and there are different user profiles.

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me try that URL again...


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