Duke ITAC - October 7, 1999 Minutes

DUKE ITAC - October 7, 1999 Minutes


October 7, 1999

Attending: Ed Anapol, Landen Bain, Pakis Bessias, John Board, Jim Coble (for David Ferriero), Dick Danner, Alan Halachmi, Patrick Halpin, Molly King (for George Oberlander), Betty Leydon, Dennis Meridith, Melissa Mills, Bob Newlin (for David Jamieson-Drake), John Oates, Rafael Rodriguez, Mike Russell (for Rex McCallum), Clark Smith, Al Trozzo (for Paul Harrod), Robert Wolpert

Review of Minutes and Announcements:

No changes to the minutes were requested.

Update on Student Voice Mail Problems

Alan Halachmi recounted problems with Serenade and Works, two packages that provide voice mail for students. Most problems cause inconveniences to the student, not interruptions to service. Alan brought the problem to TeleVideo's attention at the end of last school year. TeleVideo promised to fix the problems, but subsequent software upgrades got delayed. Additional upgrades, planned for this semester, should help. Also, Tele/Video is looking into assigning a telephone number to each student that could ideally stay with them throughout their time at Duke.

Betty Leydon asked how about cell phones to provide that function? Alan answered that cell phones would be fine.

Robert Wolpert So TeleVideo heard and engaged?
Alan yes.

Kyle J. expressed a concern that permanent phone numbers may require more new numbers than available but this was a question for Televideo to answer.

Review of Campus Map and Calendar Projects

Dennis Meredith demonstrated web calendar and map applications, with help from Vince Budnick (OIT/SA) and Dean Schuster from Renaissance Interactive.


John Oates I hope that we stick with this, because it takes 3 years for acceptance.

John Board What problems prevent the chapel from using calendaring?

Vince Budnick Current version does not do repeating engagements.

Robert Wolpert All departments need that.

Vince Budnick It's promised in a forthcoming upgrade. We can develop an interface to duplicate events if this is a pressing issue.


Betty emphasized the prototypic nature of the presentation.

Patrick Halpin observed that two groups at Duke use mapping software and asks why this software had not been used.
Dennis replied that the he has reviewed such software, and found it unsuitable.

Robert Wolpert commented that this first review could not possibly answer all questions, and encouraged the group to think about this.

Continuing Discussion on Security

Charlie distributed "Core Values of IT Security"

Copious discussion yielded a revised list, which Charlie will route to ITAC, via e-mail.

Charlie distributed "Core Principles for IT Security" for review, without discussion.

Core Values of IT Security

Security is recognized as a key element of Duke University's computing and networking environment. The following core values are fundamental to IT security:

  • privacy of the individual, and respect for the ownership of original works
  • authenticity of identity
  • safety of the community and protection from harassment and threat
  • control of IT resources and protection from misuse and abuse