Monday, March 8, 2010

Week Six - Systems and Web Services

Week Six in the Systems Department started off at a fast pace. Systems Manager, Tracy Farmer and his assistant Justin hit the floor running to trouble shoot networking problems of the library’s approximately 250 computers. Learning about the uses of the many different servers and the backup systems was enlightening, however, I did not have enough previous knowledge to ask very many questions. The second day in Systems, I spent with Wendy Crist, the Web Services Librarian. Here, I learned that web services is much more than web page design. Quite a bit of our time was spent updating the e-books and databases, which I found were not as complete a package as first thought.