Wednesday, January 24, 2007

SirsiDynix Project Manager's Weekly Status Report #41

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Note: Since the weekly reports have developed to a point where the majority of items are new, italics are no longer being used to identify new information.

Status Report Date: 1/19/07
Site Name: Memphis Public Library (24 libraries)
Client Contact: Alan Stewart
Go-Live Date: TBD - postponed
Software Release: GL 3.1
Go-Live: Yes
SureStart: 9 months

Project Manager: Jeannie Peters
Implementation Team: Damon Hunter (CS), Jenny Hendrickson (DC), Patty Suessen (TR), Pam Tejes (SC)
Sales Representative: Laurie Chase/Bill Kessler[/Gena Wilhite]

Major Activities/ Meetings Completed

• Weekly Call

• Memphis has decided to postpone their go live. They want to push out the date to sometime between March 15 and June 14 which is the end of their fiscal year. ..

• An Oracle related Memory Leak was discovered at Memphis. Damon put a instant client in place which is a temporary fix and which should resolve the memory/swap issues for the short term.

• Gena Wilhite sent Memphis a quote for billable systems configuration. It was accepted by Memphis and returned to SirsiDynix. Jeannie is investigating possible dates that this work can be done.

• A request has been sent to Jennifer Hendrickson for her to respond to Memphis’ question regarding migrating call numbers with mixed case. She is working on her responses to the most recent data log.

• Alan feels that there is a rooms training piece missing regarding EPS/Rooms configuration and populating the user database and configuring searches. These are things that have to work before they go live and which they have had little or no training for. Additionally, they want to do something similar to Bloomington and keep their own home page with a login and search box from EPS/Rooms on the regular web page. Alan sent emails in reference to these issues to Jeannie Peters and copied the Rooms team on it.

• Memphis is extremely disappointed that we had to ask them for the EPS/Rooms customization spreadsheet again. This was given to us last year on schedule and it appears that nothing has been done with the information. They do not currently have a functioning OPAC. When they do a keyword search they get no results and an error message. [Correction: The basic keyword search does work - use of Item Group limiters does not work in Basic Search. -- AS, 01/24/07] Advanced limits specifications cannot be set. They want to know what happened on our end and why this work was never done. Jeannie Peters will pursue this.

• Memphis requested that Steve McCafferty be approached regarding their contract to see if he is waiting on responses or information from Memphis.

Activities/ Meetings Scheduled for Next Week

• Weekly Call.
• Data review on the production server
• Continuing work on EPS/Rooms

Outstanding Issues

• Alex Feng is responding to Memphis on existing Client Care issues regarding Rooms.

Project Status:

EventStatusCompletion DateNotes:

Hardware Install


DataOn Schedule

Production load 3/14/07

SirsiDynix TrainingOn Schedule

Go LiveOn Schedule
Postponed by customer. New schedule is being created.

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