1. Approval of the Agenda
Item 3 – Attribute Management (Portal)
will be deferred to the next meeting.
2. Business Arising
Portal Management Team (PMT): The
composition of the PMT was formally discussed. Everyone agreed.
The Team will consist of: Stuart Robertson, Chair (Web Manager),
Bo Wandschneider (CCS), Peter McCaskell (CCS), Michael Ridley (ISC
Liaison), Blair Capes (Housing Services & Family Housing), Brian
Pettigrew (Registrar), Andrew Phoeniz (IT Peer, Learning Commons),
Alana Cordick (CCS Coop Student), Susan Brown (SETS, College of
Mike reminded the members
that the agenda and minutes are posted on the ISC website.
3. Digital Copyright – Mike
Mike spoke to the document by Michael
Geist “A Balanced Approach to Reforming Copyright Law”.
He explained that the government is going to bring forward a bill
with regard to copyright law sometime in the spring. There was some
discussion as to what is personal use and that the present law applies
to paper only. Mike asked the members to review the document with
a view of what action do we want to take. This will be discussed
at the December ISC meeting.
Multi-media Technologies Task Group – Kent Percival
In May of this year Kent gave an overview
of video conferencing and video streaming. At that time it was agreed
that campus coordination of infrastructure and support for digital
streaming technology would be appropriate. The Associate Vice-President
then recommended that ISC study multimedia
use on campus. A Multimedia Technology Planning Task Group with
a draft terms of reference and membership is proposed.
Kent, who will chair the Task Group,
outlined the multimedia uses and support. The Task Group members
would include: Tony Mackay, CCS; Aldo Caputo and Ruth Gillespie,
TSS; Catherine Steeves, Library; Dave Wilson and John Cassidy, Open
Learning; and Peter Conlon, OVC. It was recommended that a representative
from the Office of Research should be part of the Task Group. Kent
will ask the V.P. Research to appoint a representative.
There was discussion as to how the
Task Group would assess the needs across the campus. In order to
do this it was decided that the Task Group should meet with the
College IT Committees and provide some information sessions.
It was agreed that the Task Group
proceed; revise the Terms of Reference to include direction to liaise
with College IT committees and other interest groups. The Task Group
will provide an interim report in the Winter semester and complete
its work by the summer.
Technologies – Jim Lennie
Jim reviewed the background of the
wireless technology on campus. He outlined the proposal for the
campus deployment strategy. This prompted discussion regarding the
site survey and how Departments and/or Colleges justify the funds
needed to have the wireless access enabled.
It was noted that, while CCS is moving
ahead with the site survey, the actual wireless deployment to the
buildings will be discussed further at a future meeting.
7. The Authentication/Account Solution
for Network Authentication Update was
deferred to the December meeting.
8. Future Meetings: the next meeting
will be scheduled for mid-December.