|October 31, 2005|
New Audio Conference Service Offered at the Lab
In an effort to reduce costs, IT Division’s Telephone Services is providing a new audio conference service at a 70 percent lower cost per minute, effective Tuesday, Nov. 1. The service also offers users the flexibility to schedule their own teleconferences any time of day (24/7) without having to submit a request. Users are assigned a 20-party audio conference account with both toll-free and toll numbers. International callers must use the toll number. Larger audio conference accounts can be set up, as needed. Go here for more information, or call Telephone Services (x7997).
Library Adds Backfiles to 1945 for Web of Science
The Berkeley Lab Library has recently added Science Citation Index backfiles to 1945 to its online collection. Previously, searches could only be accessed online to articles published in scientific journals since 1994. This additional access allows a greater level of queries and returns on all sciences represented in the database compiled by Web of Science. A library survey in 2004 indicated that additional resources in online research were highly desired by Lab scientists. If the Lab does not subscribe to the journal where the article was published, users will only be able to view citation information and not access the full article. For help, write email@example.com or call x5621.
Appletalk/IPX/DECNET Phase-Out Ends Nov. 8
The IT Division will conclude its phase-out of Appletalk, IPX, and DECNET routing on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The most common problem observed during the phase-out so far has been the need to re-add printers to Macs that have not yet converted to IP printing, said Nat Stoddard of the IT Help Desk. For instructions, go to the How-To Section of the Appletalk Resource Site.
eRoom to Be Recharged in November
The IT Division’s eRoom service is a Web-based collaborative workspace that provides users with the ability to access task lists, databases, polling, project plans, chat and files (with version control). eRoom will be recharged starting in November at $12/month per person (regardless of the number of eRooms used) and $2.50/gigabyte per month for eRooms using more than 1 gigabyte of space. Additional charges for time and materials for setup, consulting and training may be incurred. Go here for details. To open or cancel an account, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All IT Services Now on One Bill
Effective November 15, the IT Division will invoice all chargeable IT services (e.g., charges for LBLnet, Help Desk, backups, Library, UNIX cluster support, etc.) on a single bill. All authorized users (current telephone bill recipients) will receive email notification prior to the system going live.
IT Division Upgrade to Interrupt Network and Voicemail
The IT Division will perform an electrical upgrade on some of its communications equipment on Saturday, Nov. 5, between 7 and 10 a.m. This will interrupt the Lab's voicemail and network (LBLnet). Telephone service will not be affected.
|Protecting Your Computer|