Area 51 notes, Nov. 18, 2010

Present:  Mike Roy, Mary Backus, Terry Simpkins, Shel Sax, Carol Peddie, Chris Norris, Danna Gianforte, Mike Lynch, Doreen Bernier

Guest: Adam Franco

Adam Franco joined us to present an overview of the Identity Management Project plan.  The IMP provides a way to organized people and identities through our various systems, especially outside of Banner.  It includes two core components: an evaluation of our business rules for how we define people (profiles) and the technology to pull this information through Banner and other systems.  It provides role-based access using a single login for all Midd accounts, alumni and guests.  Adam and Danna are joint managers of the project.  More dedicated time by team members will be needed in order to continue to advance this project.  No hardware requirements are needed.  The ADs requested monthly updates.

We had our annual discussion of system downtime during Christmas break.  Mike R will ask Alison Byerly for the go-ahead to shutdown all systems on Jan. 1 and ½ day on the Jan. 2, 2011 for necessary maintenance and upgrades.  There is perennial difficulty finding time for this, since the system availability at the end of the calendar year is crucial for Advancement to process year-end donations.

Mike R has added the Fall Focus document to the website and has asked ADs to review and update.

Mike has also created a list of potential topics for the LIS Blog, eNewsletter and as a foundation for next year’s annual report.  The topics have been extracted from the AD weekly updates.  We would like to write-up 3 of these each week to feed the maw of our insatiable and ravenous LIS blog.

Thanks for reading,


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