Friday, March 03, 2006

SirsiDynix Project Manager's Weekly Project Status Report #3

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Project Status Report

Site Name: Memphis Public Library
Date: 03/03/06

Project Manager: Amanda Little
Sales Representative: Laurie Chase
Client Contact: Steve Foster and Alan Stewart

Major Activities/ Meetings Completed
Tuesday weekly call
Library working on policies
Meet the trainer call took place on Monday to discuss the first week of training.
Introduction call with Carol for the Rooms/EPS project took place on Wednesday.
Workflows client CD was shipped at the first of the week.
Sent e-learning enrollment form

Activities/ Meetings Scheduled for Next Week
Continue working on policies
Call schedule for Tuesday March 7th at 2pm

Project Status
1. Access –
2. Hardware – Servers have been ordered, library is beginning to receive some of the hardware.
3. Software –
4. Policies – Library is currently working on policies
5. Data – A successful test data extraction has been completed.
6. Training – The first week of training is scheduled for April 10-14
7. Schedule – All activities are on schedule.


Doris Dixon said...

Which software product will provide the primary interface through which public services staff search the catalog? Will it be an internet-based interface or one that relies on a telnet like program?

Doris Dixon, Raleigh

Alan Stewart said...

Doris, thank you for your question! The staff interface to the catalog will be through the Workflows client. Workflows is a Windows-based program -- it's not a Web interface, but it's not the "dumb terminal" or "character cell" interface we are accustomed to with Circle in DRA Classic, either. Staff will be able to point and click with the mouse as well as use the keyboard.

Of course, staff will also have the option of searching the catalog through the public interface, the Enterprise Portal Solution, just as you can now search using Information Gateway or the Web2 catalog. Training will be provided for both interfaces.

Doris Dixon said...


Thank you for your response. I have another question. With the new ILS will a link such as this one to ROMANCE FICETION by Kristin Ramsdell become obsolete:

I am trying to create a link to the web catalog record for the project I am working on.


Alan Stewart said...


As far as we know at this time, the current links to records in the online catalog will have to be re-done when we move to the new system. Since our "go live" date is a whole year away, however, I would not worry about it as you work on your current project.