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Alma / Primo - Tuesday / Thursday Calls - Shared screen with speaker view
Nicole Longpre
06:13
Be use BBC Sounds
Wade Guidry
06:46
https://libguides.bigbend.edu/c.php?g=1217705
Ryer Banta
18:59
Hi all! Just got back into this meeting. Was pulled away by my director… Maybe you all have heard about our ransomeware attack. We’re trying to figure out how to get our students database access without our local EzProxy. Any ideas other than working with each vendor to provide temp solutions.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
21:06
The Seattle Colleges eLearning manager has recommended these ctcLink reports as being very helpful for managing budget income & expenditures:BFS_KK_B2AOP (KK Budget to Actual Oper Dept)QFS_KK_BUDGET_TO_ACTUAL_OPR_BIQFS_KK_BUDGET_OVERVIEW_OPR_DTLQFS_CO_HR_ACCT_LINE_PAY_PERIODQFS_EX_EXPENSES_DETAIL
Melinda Martin
21:45
I just joined. Another meeting ran over.
Nicole Longpre
21:53
@Ryer can you authenticate with SAML/via your Active Directory?
Lauren Bryant
21:58
Thank you, Kirsti!
Amy Herman, Olympic College
22:18
Ryer can your campus provide a VPN for students, so they'd look like they're on campus when they use databases, and would be IP authenticated?
Ryer Banta
22:56
@Nicole and @Amy Not sure, probably not. All of our local servers are down
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
23:18
Some of these reports are viewable under Finance > Navbar > Reporting Tools > BI Publisher > Query Report Viewer
Amy Herman, Olympic College
24:31
@Ryer, point them to Google Scholar and the public library databases for now...? Not what you were asking, but at least it's something. Sorry about the ransomware situation!
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
24:42
Some of these reports are viewable under Finance > Navbar > Reporting Tools > Query > Query Viewer
Amy Herman, Olympic College
24:53
Olympic uses Omeka and pulls the records into Primo.
Ryer Banta
27:20
@Nicole I know we’re still able to get into email and Office 365 via our some SAML Active Directory sort of authentication. Guess I’m not sure how I could get that connected to our databases during this situation.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
28:44
@Ryer: Yikes! If SAML authentication for O365 is working, then SAML authentication against Active Directory should work for EZProxy. Is your EZProxy self-hosted or OCLC hosted?
Ryer Banta
28:58
Regarding pulling in campus/external collections, I too have done this with LibGuides and have looking into working with other OAI sources. Definitely can be a resource on that.
Ryer Banta
30:02
@Kirsti Yeah, the issue is that our EzProxy is self-hosted. So it’s totally taken off-line for now. Probably for awhile.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
32:49
@Ryer: Contact your vendors. They may have suggestions and/or temporary passwords or URLs that they'll allow your patrons to use.
Ryer Banta
34:11
@Kirsti Yeah, I think this may end up being the most reasonable. We can probably serve our students well with several of our big collections.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
37:17
If your vendors allow, you might be able to put temporary login info into a Public Note at the Service Record level so patrons have relatively direct access via Primo.
Lily Kun (SPSCC)
37:28
@Ryer: When we were self-hosted, IT set us up to authenticate through SAML/Active Directory so that we didn't have to do the manual patron loads. Would your IT dept be able to set that up for you?
Ryer Banta
39:39
@Lily Right now our IT is in total crisis mode responding to the campus implications. Lots of sensitive data being compromised.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
39:58
George Babcock and I have pretty detailed notes about how to confirm in ctcLink whether or not a PO has been paid. We had several problems (IIRC Olympic did too) with invoices not getting paid after migrating to ctcLink.
Ryer Banta
41:02
For you all who have IRs, are you all hosting via your IT departments or commercial? Does the library pay for hosting?
Laura Staley - Renton Tech
41:03
@Kirsti - Renton would like to see those notes.
Clare Bryant (Edmonds)
41:18
@Kirsti, Edmonds too, please!
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
41:42
@Laura & @Clare-- I'll post them to the list! :)
Clare Bryant (Edmonds)
41:47
Thanks!
Lily Kun (SPSCC)
42:15
@Ryer, What a nightmare! Kirsti's suggestion would probably be the best then....
Nicole Longpre
42:49
@Ryer we are self hosted and we pay the bill. We work with It, but my husband works for our IT and that helps a lot
Cara Beth (she/her)
44:31
@Kirsti - I'll look for those PO confirmation notes in the listserve
Tria Skirko
45:12
Hi Ryer - could you do something in Canvas? Like a temporary library page/shell that enrolls all students and then use API keys? Is anyone doing that? I'm noticing more and more of the databases offering those...
Ryer Banta
45:24
@Lily It’s a total mess. All campus computers are down. Even personal computers may be compromised if they’ve worked with files from certain online storage locations. YIKES! But yes, this is really helpful to think through options.
Ryer Banta
46:22
@Tria Thanks, that’s an interesting option too. Good thinking.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
47:16
@Tria: That's genius!
Tria Skirko
48:42
We are too. Honestly, we're happy to see anyone checking out physical books any time these days :-) I'll give them to anyone!
Nicole Longpre
49:35
Is this the same as what happened in Bates?
Amy Herman, Olympic College
50:18
Would OCLC be willing to "host" you temporarily for a prorated amount?
Nicole Longpre
50:58
We go through EZ Proxy for on and off campus
Nicole Longpre
52:01
Oh Ryer, I'm so sorry
Nicole Longpre
55:44
Most vendors are good
Nicole Longpre
56:29
Yes our emergency access uses a specific URL
Amy Herman, Olympic College
58:30
That's a great idea Lily!
Nicole Longpre
01:00:18
I need to head out. Thanks everyone.
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
01:00:43
I'm making a note of Lily's idea to ask vendors for trial URLs for emergency access for future reference.
Amy Herman, Olympic College
01:01:57
Same, Kristi. Ryer, let us know how it all works out at our next meeting!
Amy Herman, Olympic College
01:02:01
*Kirsti!
Kirsti Thomas (Seattle Colleges)
01:02:30
@Amy: 😆 Thanks!
Lily Kun (SPSCC)
01:02:34
Good luck, Ryer!
Lauren Bryant
01:02:34
Thanks for your help with my questions, all! I am glad to be part of this community.
Clare Bryant (Edmonds)
01:02:55
Good to have you here, Lauren!
Ryer Banta
01:03:00
Thanks everyone