CIT, July 14, 1998
In attendance: Rhoda Channing, Rick Matthews, Steven Wicker,
We had a free-ranging discussion of various current issues
and topics that might appear on our agenda for the Fall.
Among the current issues we talked about:
Other matters for meetings in the Fall:
- Migration from Notes Mail to Netscape: how is it going?
- The library is poised to switch from the current Dynix system
for the online catalog to Endeavor's "Voyager" software. This
should be ready by January, and promises to enhance users'
access to library materials. The new system will be Web-based.
Rhoda also called our attention to the fact that the library is
progressively upgrading its "holdings" of research databases,
e.g. "Web of Science".
- Networking problems in Math/CSC: It sounds as though these
are in hand, but perhaps an area to check back on?
- Teleconferencing facilities in DeTamble: Apparently these have
been non-operational for some time. CIT should track progress
in fixing this, and also publicize the opportunities.
- DreamWeaver: Rick sought a clarification to the effect that,
although the CIT recommended against making this a part of the
standard load this year, and favored its examination on a pilot
basis, the Committee did not intend that copies be made
available _only_ to the Education Department. It was the
understanding of those present that this was correct - i.e.
there should be some copies available for people outside of
Education to try.
- Ask Dave Brown if he would come and give us an exposition on
- Hear from Paul Escott about the computer budget requests he
- Follow up on the issue of TPs for grad students: check back
with Dean Melson and Jay Dominick on this.
- Investigate possibility of making Key Served software
available via IGN.