MARINet BOARD AGENDA
Meeting Oct. 22, 1998 at San Anselmo Public Library, 9 AM
- Introductions of any guests
- Minutes, Automation Update, Additions to agenda, Announcements.
Announcement: Larkspur Job Announcement ( in attachments).
Announcement: Webpac Revision 11 workshop registrations.
- Old Business
- Intranet Work Plan (in attachments)
- Budget/Bills/Audit status
- Expenses & Encumbrances Report (in attachments)
- Audit Update:
- Bill for CPU Purchase and Installation (in attachments)
- CPU & Indexing Update & Permissions to copy OPAC
- Networking revisited:
Micoms and 56K lines
Statewide Database Subsidy: Work out cost defray with MIDAS?
- Indexing update:
- SCAT Table (Update in attachments).
- Northland Public Library: permission to copy correspondence: make unanimous? (see attachments)
- Books In Print revisited.
- System Security:
- Initials for Overrides.
- Spreadsheet pending.
MARINet Office Furniture (expansion parts)
- : Cubicle panels for MARINet ship date = 10/15/98
- Pending since May-June.
Other New Business
- MARINet Committees Update (minutes in attachments)
- Add NBC Update in the future?
- Evaluation of System Administrator, etc.
- Equity Letter (in attachments).
Next Meeting is…(Don't Forget to set date)!
List of Attachments
Minutes of the September Meeting (Draft)
Larkspur Job Announcement
1/8 Cent Sales Tax Revenues for Marin County Library & Cities
Intranet Work Plan
MARINet Budget 98-99 Rpt. By Categories (as of 10/9/98)
Copy of Invoice for CPU Install
SCAT Table Update
Northland Public Library correspondence
Books in Print????
Circulation Standards Committee Minutes
System Administrator: Three Top Goals & System Administrator: Obstacles Past Year
System Administrator: Three Top Goals
Goal: To continue to upgrade the network and position MARINet for Millenium.
-Get rid of as many micoms as possible as fast as possible.
-Recycle 56K telecom funds into Internet circuit subsidies
-Load Release 12 to obtain all Y2K fixes.
Goal: To continue to professionalize tracking of Problems/Projects.
-Easily share incoming information between Glade & Val, and the Information Services Help Desk via professional help desk software.
-Ability to produce reports for the MARINet Board by origin of call, etc.
Goal: To continue to address MARINet staffing.
-Hire clerical and shift activities to allow Glade and Val more freedom to pursue
-Recommend added staff hours and/or contractual arrangements in new budget.
-As dumb terminal environment declines, begin skill enhancement for Val and Glade aimed toward the all-PC environment.
Fourth Runner Up Goal: To develop Web/Intranet Public & Staff Presence
-Add value to site by putting up more content…
System Administrator: Obstacles Encountered
Understaffing/lack of time.
Holdover Culture: which has encouraged reverse delegation, and failure to assume professional responsibility (no initiative?).
Also related to the above, Lack of In-House Training for Staff: numerous staff at all levels who lack knowledge in their functional areas on the system (often in direct opposition to the amount of supervision needed). The less-trained the staff are, the more independent of supervision are their work times.
The Two-Way Street that only runs One-Way: staff who view communication as some-thing MARINet does to/for them, not something they must do with/to MARINet also.
The Poor Cousin: view of MARINet as not earning its keep or paying its way.
The Never Ending Story: the 4-Year Audit, and the county budget process (including lack of budget training).
MARINet Board Votes taken and results:
Text of the Motion: