|Members present:||George Bergeman, Eugene Brown, Thomas Butler, Carmen Goodman, David Karstens, Carmen Medina, Jose Montero, Vincent Pizzurro (Chair), Deborah Rodgers, Steven Sachs, John Sartorius, John Sener (for Jane Townend), David Williams Jeff Williamson|
|Also Present:||Robert Bruce, Janet Zilczer|
|Absent:||Jose Chavez, Martin Olson, Daniel Riley|
Both Dr. Sachs and Dr. Zilczer noted that current DPS contracts expire March 1. Any time lag in or lapse of renewals could leave the College without means of acquiring large volumes of equipment quickly. Hence, timely placement of orders is necessary to meet current IT plan goals. Dr. Zilczer also noted that, since large orders are being placed with the option for initial vendor set-up, the timely availability of equipment distribution lists will be as important for the vendor as for College personnel. WIN Labs has expressed a preference for delivering groups of computers as they come off the assembly line, rather than building and holding hundreds of units for later delivery. They also need some lead time to schedule set-ups when large numbers of computers are to be installed at once. Dr. Sachs indicated he has been holding meetings with campus and inventory staff to coordinate centralized receiving and distribution procedures and to insure that inventory information is complete in advance of deliveries to the campuses.
Media Processing Services will continue to order all College software and to retain original records of licenses and license registration. However, efforts are underway to insure that each division keeps accurate, centralized records of the software licenses distributed to them.