LTDS February 2nd – February 8th 2020

LTDS made significant progress towards several planned system upgrades including VUIR, OJS, and ILLiad among other projects this week.

 

  • Alma/Primo
    • NERS requests submissions for Alma
    • Work on enumeration issues
    • Annex item transfer batch procedure
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Started replacing final windows 7 machines
    • Several issues with telephones
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • VURJ template discussion and training
    • OJS upgrade development site
    • ArchivesSpace UI work
    • VUIR development work
  • Web/Web applications
    • ILLiad front-end changes –preparing for upgrade
    • Drafted a report on the current state of accessibility on the library public website
    • continue to resolve issues related to typography refresh
  • Other
    • Conference work with eBUG/ELUNA/TLA/LITA/LLAMA
    • Sharepoint

 

 

LTDS January 26th – February 1st 2020

LTDS continued to work through various items including the items below.  One project we are reviewing is how LTDS communicates about our current projects, training sessions, planned upgrades, and how we can better get information back about issues and future plans.  If you have suggestions,  please contact Dale or another member of the team.

 

  • Alma/Primo
    • Updated/refined fulfillment “Term of Use” policies.  (14 days loan, 28 days loan)
    • Alma data cleanup (Item Note fields)
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Closing in on the end of the Windwos 7 project
    • SCCM installations for systems that failed to check in.
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Work on new VUIR interface/upgrade
    • troubleshooting submissions to ProQuest
    • Work on additional enhancement requests for the ArchivesSpace interface
  • Web/Web applications
    • ILLiad page redesign
    • Resolving post-typography refresh issues
  • Other
    • Continued work on SharePoint cleanup
    • Committee work
    • Working through potential issues with the new Chrome version

 

 

LTDS January 19th – 25th 2020

LTDS continued to work on long term projects during the week.  The team also spent a large amount of time on informs this week.

  • Alma/Primo
    • Cleaning up Item Internal Notes via API
    • Enumeration cleanup work
    • Continue refine several fulfillment procedures (course reserve, annex transfer
  • Desktop/Application support
    • TVN troubleshoot computer and inventory equipment
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • ArchivesSpace UI changes
    • Worked on dev-ir vu2020 template
    • Continued to resolved issues with Vireo as it is rolled out
  • Web/Web applications
    • Launched the public web typography refresh
    • Developed new portable headers/footers
    • Implementing public web theme on new ILLiad sites
  • Other
    • Server security audits
    • Conference/committee work

 

 

 

LTDS January 12th – 18th 2020

LTDS spent significant time during the week of January 12th preparing for the ILLiad upgrade and revising websites — both public and staff focused.   LTDS continued to work on various log term projects with the anticipation of new projects moving forward soon.  Various other activities include:

  • Alma/Primo
    • course reserve work order process refinement and discussion
    • user issues in Alma -as well as the proxy server
    • worked on enumeration issue and methods to automate the corrections
  • Desktop/Application support
    • applying patched to library servers
    • Deploying new equipment for new staff
    • Revising deployment strategy for SCCM client
    • Resolved issue with EBL training room computers
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Reviewing issues with deposits from Vireo to VUIR.
    • Discussing process of adding materials to Fedora that will also need to be streamed
  • Web/Web applications
    • Preparing for typography refresh
    • Troubleshooting several permissions issues in SharePoint
    • Added several exhibit wordpress sites
  • Other
    • Committee work for local, state, national, and international groups
    • Analytics lab
    • Regular LTDS office hours

 

 

 

 

 

Public Web Typography Refresh

In September 2019, Digital Strategies implemented a typography refresh for all Vanderbilt websites, introducing improvements such as larger, simpler fonts and increased content area width in order to stay current with modern web trends.

On Tuesday, January 21 LTDS will apply these changes to the Libraries’ public website. In addition to the changes provided by this refresh, we’ve taken the opportunity to refine certain page elements, such as the right sidebar you see on the Heard and division homepages. Here are a couple of preview shots:

Screenshot of Heard Libraries homepage

Screenshot of Central Library homepage

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

LTDS January 5th – 11th 2020

Happy New Year!

The LTDS team were all back this week and eager to resume working on current projects as well as looking forward to new opportunities in 2020.   It was also great to have our students return from winter break!

LTDS worked on several projects and issues during the week including:

  • Alma/Primo
    • Created course reserve work order
    • Revising metadata normalization rules
    • Pulling vendor data from Alma
    • Working on enumeration cleanup project
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Ordered new equipment
    • Setup computers and videos for Fine Arts Gallery
    • Moved forward with the deepfreeze project (this will update the clients on all of the computers and provide a better management tool).
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Preparing for upgrade to VUIR
    • Added PBcore to the schema’s available for Fedora ingest
  • Web/Web applications
    • Updated VUIR footer for the new version
    • Launched new DiSC website in collaboration with ACE
    • Worked on new setup for all exhibit pages on the public web
  • Other
    • TLA conference work
    • ELUNA conference planning work
    • VR research

 

LTDS December 8th – 14th 2019

LTDS utilized the week to work on various projects that are projected to be for the spring semester.  The team also responded to several desktop issues due to illness and the students being out for the holiday. In addition,  the team spent time preparing systems for the holiday break and maximizing availability of resources to users.

 

  • Alma/Primo
    • OCLC holding discussions
    • Troubleshooting process jobs in the sandbox (very slow)
    • Configuring the Primo Sandbox to correctly utilize SSO
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Updated old MondoPad to Windows 10
    • Deploy new equipment
    • Updating deepfreeze on systems
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Working on new theme for VUIR with the upgrade
    • Testing features of vireo
    • Assisting student OJS submissions
    • testing sword vs file deposits into Dspace
  • Web/Web applications
    • typography refresh work
    • Continued Sharepoint cleanup
    • updates for wordpress and islandora (they never stop)
    • ILLiad work for SSO
  • Other
    • several committee meetings
    • Meetings with A21

 

 

LTDS December 2nd – 7th 2019

LTDS spent much of the week working on digital projects and preparing for the winter break including potential upgrades.  The team worked with VUIT to migrate an Oracle database to a new system.  This was the last item that needed to occur for us to completely delete the old Acorn server!

  • Alma/Primo
    • Work order discussions and documentation
    • Presenting Leganto Webinars
    • OCLC publishing issues
    • Working to configure SSO in Primo Sandbox
  • Desktop/Application support
    • AirWatch organization
    • Reviewing next refresh order
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Responding to ETD questions
    • Revising development DSpace templates
    • Archivematica discussions
    • Fedora/islandora updates
  • Web/Web applications
    • Typeography refresh
    • Continued cleanup of SharePoint permissions
  • Other
    • Google Analytics extraction using python
    • Committee work (both internal and external committees)
    • Updated drupal sites
    • Update wordpress sites
    • Configure new server for ILLiad development
    • Review of LIBRO

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Many in LTDS took time off this week to spend with family, friends, and stand in line for Friday.

LTDS wishes everyone a very  Happy Thanksgiving Day and abundance of joy )and projects) in the coming year!

 

LTDS November 17th 2019 – November 23rd 2019

The team was able to complete a few projects this week as well as prepare for an abbreviated work week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

REMINDER:  LTDS will be on-call during the holiday for emergencies.

  • Alma/Primo
    • Analytics lab
    • Reviewing options for testing SSO in ILLiad
  • Desktop/Application support
    • Prepared proposal for next round of replacements
    • Cleaned up the workstation OU in preparation for the new AD
    • Migrated all security groups to the new AD
  • Digital Collections/Digital Preservation
    • Investigated how to best link into an Fedora audio object at a specific time.
    • Continued work on Archivematica
    • Made significant progress with needed ArchivesSpace changes after determining an issue with the online documentation.
  • Web/Web applications
    • Migrated Heard Alert to mailpoet 3
    • Worked on Researchguides design
    • Continued to work on the SharePoint cleanup project
    • Dev2 setup and troubleshooting
  • Other
    • Assist with LAC voting including setting up the computers
    • Various committees