Archival Issue of Systems Team News
New Web Site Designs
Take a moment to look over two designs for the main page of our library's web site. The two site possibilities are still under development, and can be found at:
Please view each, and list both the strengths of each as well as any areas of concern that you may have..... Along with being easier on the eyes, the main improvement goal for the new designs is to reduce the number of clicks or sub-pages that one uses to arrive at a destination. Rather than click through a sub-page, with the movement of the mouse a sub-menu appears for each catagory listed, and the patron can click directly to the informational page. This results in faster (and hopefully more intuitive) access to our site. Note that although the central submenu appears on the screen, it is not yet fully functional and continues to be in a production mode until all of design elements are in place.
New Server Purchased for Staff Domain
Secondly, the Systems Team is pleased to announce that a new Dell Poweredge 2500 server has been purchased to become the Backup Domain Controller for the poynter_staff domain. How might this benefit you? It should result in a faster login process and allow for fault tolerance for staff logins. In the event of a controller crash, all staff users will be still able to log onto the domain. The server will also host e-reserves Acrobat files for processing on their way to be loaded onto web servers in the Tampa library.