Notes from LIS Council - 7/16/14

  • New Items
    • Admissions Tour Guide Documentation 2014-15
      • This document is used for training tour guides. We finalized updates from review.  The submission due date in July 17.
    • Katie Support Team Mission
      • We discussed the key missions that emerged from the team’s kickoff meeting. They include: communication (across stakeholder groups) about anticipated software changes, training (across stakeholder groups) to fully use the features and capabilities, reliable and usable Katie system, and leveraging feedback/evaluation for ongoing improvement.
  • Returning Items
    • Backup and Recovery Verification Project Status
      • Current focus on SQL databases.
    • AD project update/Next Step
      • Suggestion was made to set up a testing session to test the new function wrapped in Cloudflare. Marcia will discuss with Chris.
    • Annual Report/Next Step
      • Team should have all inputs in or have negotiated with  Matt Hughes. Next step is Matt will take an editing/formatting pass.
    • Update on Mediacom Internet Connection
      • The 1Gb connection has been configured into the Decorah Metronet configuration and Luther College. It will provide an alternative route if the AcenTek connection were to have an outage. Further discussion with Mediacom is required to enable splitting the load as we had had in the previous connection.
    • Atomic Learning Renewal
      • Diane will lead identification and analysis of those currently dependent on Atomic Learning to explore alternatives (e.g. Lynda). Our direction is to not renew based on low utilization rates
  • LIS Operational Agenda
    • Software Development
      • SQL Migration project update
        • Marcia showed the Pivotal Tracker and discussed progress.  If work progresses well and solutions are discovered for some critical problems, December still looks promising for migration.
    • Library
      • Ryan shared year to year statistics on materials investments, collection updates including additions and withdrawals, ebook usage, interlibrary loan usage and number of sessions targeting students.