17 Feb 10 ITTS News Meeting – February 16, 2010

1. Opportunities Exchange (Jenny)

Jenny did a demo of the new Opportunities Exchange
beta testing is finishing up this week, and the new service will go live on Monday (2/22)
if anyone wants to join the beta test or start adding new opportunities, contact Jenny
any staff or ALA member will be able to add an opportunity
members will be able to fill out an interests profile and check a box to receive email updates whenever a new opportunity is submitted that matches their interests
we’re also seeking input on category names and the need for additional opportunity types

currently, these are the types available:

  • Assistantships
  • Awards
  • Equipment
  • Fellowships
  • Freelance design
  • Freelance web work
  • Giveaways
  • Grants
  • Internships
  • Job Exchanges
  • Presenting/speaking
  • Publishing
  • Residencies
  • Research/Surveys
  • Scholarships
  • Travel Grants

2. Postini implementation (Louise)

ITTS will be turning on Postini for spam filtering within the next week

Postini will sort spam for you based on whether it thinks the message is a virus and then five types of spam
We’ll have to check it periodically and delete messages or move valid ones to your inbox

3. Mentioned the new ITTS News blog (the one you’re reading!)

we’ve moved the ITTS blog from to
if you were subscribed via email to the old blog, you should be subscribed to the new one
if you’re not subscribed, please consider doing so to stay current, as we plan to post news and updates more often

4. CMS RFP update (Louise)

32 proposals have come in so far
the deadline was February 15, but we’ve extended it through February 19

the task force will be evaluating the proposals (WAC members and some staff members)
the replacement cost for a new CMS is being built into the 2011 budget
target completion date is May 1, 2011

we’re still not sure how long and clean the migration will be because we don’t know what we’re migrating to

a discussion ensued about what we archive, what we should archive, and why
how do we make archived materials available without clogging up/bogging down the website?

5. The next ITTS News meeting will be on March 23, 2010, at 2pm.

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