|Welcome||Ingolf||Ingolf ist 10 minutes late due to loss of internet connection. Meeting re-starts at 10:15 (EST!)|
|WolfCon Session Proposals||Ingolf|
From Jesse Koennecke : "Deadline for Session Proposals Extended for WOLFcon 2023 - Got ideas about Open Source to share? Doing interesting things with FOLIO, VUFind, ReShare, GoKB, Library Data Platform, ARC, or other open source projects? Talk about it at WOLFcon. Submit a presentation, panel, or short talk by June 19, 2023 for consideration. Submit your ideas here. WOLFcon 2023 - Session Proposal Form (Responses) - Google Tabellen"
2023/06/02 Meeting Notes:
Does anyone here use helm charts on public cloud infrastructure?
Colorado (Marc Stacy), Cornell was doing it for a while
Experiences and Recommendations from Sys Ops for self-hosting FOLIO
Session Title: Platform Decisions for FOLIO Self-Deployment on Kubernetes
Session Description: This session is meant for systems administrators who plan to self-deploy FOLIO in a general Kubernetes environment (private cloud or public cloud). We will share experiences and give recommendations and insights for self-hosting FOLIO. We will address aspects of needed infrastructure and a usable common repository for Helm Charts.
Followed by a short discussion
K8s is out of scope.
Tobias: We should indicate "SysOps SIG" in the names column, as other presenters do.
|WolfCon Session Proposals||Ingolf|
Other (proposed) sessions of potential interest for SysOps:
Architectural Roadmap - Organizer: Tod Olson
FOLIO and Next Level AuthN/Z - Craig McNally
Applications and the Management Thereof - Craig McNally
Hosting Metadb - best practices - Axel Dörrer
Using the FOLIO Migration Tools - Kyle Banerjee
Metadb 1.0: an open-source data platform for analytics - Nassib Nassar
FOLIO goes LibraryNetworX - Kirstin Kemner-Heek
FOLIO Release Management Process: How does this Work? - Kristin Martin
Software testing: How to design a software testing process for everyone - Wilhelmina Randtke
Brainstorming Workflows in FOLIO - Jeremy Huff
Current State of App and Module Evaluation by the PC and TC - Jeremy Huff
... and others !
Ingolf: Using mod-oai-pmh to harvest the title data from FOLIO, importing into VuFind. This will harvest only the title data (inventory instances). For a full-fledged Discovery system, you would also need information about locations and items, about availability and a users's loans.
Stewart: We are using Black Light with FOLIO. edge-rtac is enriching the OAI-PMH calls. RTAC (harvests) MARC21-Holdings. We ended up doing it thru GraphQL. We are harvesting every 30 Minutes. Doing 5,000 calls in 30 Minutes.
|The new consortia functionalities / ECS = Extended Consortia Support|
The new consortia functionality (mod-consortia, ui-consortia): Will installers who do not need it be able to succesfully separate it out ?
Ingolf: ECS introduces changes in the user login mechanism. mod-login and mod-authtoken and other modules have already been changed in the current main branch. [UXPROD-4092] ECS user login mechanism - FOLIO Issue Tracker
Ingolf / Julian: The changes have induced security concerns. These concerns have been reported to the Technical Council. Nevertheless, the TC has accepted the new funtionalities.
Ingolf / Julian. These security concerns pertain to the consortium single-sign-on procedure. Tenant checks have been disabled. See the discussion led in the TC. https://wiki.folio.org/display/TC/2023-06-05+-+Consortia+Tenant+Checks . This discussion will be continued.
Ingolf: The concerns about the new consortia features have been expressed in a Slack Thread of the Product Council. It is this Thread: https://folio-project.slack.com/archives/CTYQZ7PF1/p1686053665347659
Ingolf reads the main parts of this Thread to the group. Can SysOps weigh in ?
Stewart : We are in 2 consortia: One within our State; One with Stanford. Also Ivy+
Stewart: When using Primo in Alma, you also have problems with more than one consortium.
Ingolf: Ann-Marie Breaux and the Folijet team will test these new functionalities in all scenarios (consortia tenants, no consortium). We agree that the new features must be backward compatible, i.e. allowing for institutions that do not need it to disable them or not use them.
Ingolf: Another topic we will face is online update between a central union catalogue and FOLIO as the local library system. We will have Alma NZ as the central union catalogue, will need interfaces in FOLIO and Alma.
Stewart: We are in a consortium where the other members are on Alma. We were on Alma ourselves, before FOLIO. They are all connected to the same Discovery and exchange data via the Discovery. I am using a software that does the conversions based on MARC21 data exchange (he . He shows the software repository and configurations for his consortium: trln/marc-to-argot: Tools for converting MARC records to shared TRLN ingest format (github.com) . It converts MARC input to Argot, TRLN Discovery's shared ingest format. The institutional specifications are in lib/data/<inst>/.
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