[WEB4LIB] Re: Y2K on PC

Margaret F. Dikel mfriley at erols.com
Thu Sep 10 14:34:04 EDT 1998

At 07:06 AM 09/10/1998 -0700, Judith Rigsby wrote:

>I began asking those questions of our IS Department nearly three years
>ago and the response was always that there were no Y2K problems and
>everything was fine.  In fact, once I was even laughed at for asking the
>question. [...]  The question of Y2K compliancy was once again
>directed to the IS Director just a few weeks ago and the response again
>was that there were no problems to be concerned with.  There is little
>or no awareness of Y2K on my campus and we in the library have no
>confidence that anything will work on January 1, 2000.  We have begun
>discussing making some contingency plans in the event that all our
>networks crash.  

One system I would start checking for compliance and planning some
contingency would be circulation.   I can just see the look on the face
of a patron issued a bill for a book that's over 100 years overdue.

Maybe it will be the head of your IT department...


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