The Sharepoint 365 Task Force, chaired by IT Infrastructure & Client Services manager Greg Blasko, met for the second time on October 21st. The task force discussed potential approaches in successfully configuring and migrating to Microsoft’s Sharepoint 365 content management and collaboration software from the existing Sharepoint sites around the Library.
Ultimately, and guided by information from Adam Sharani who spoke about the Beinecke Library’s implementation of Sharepoint as an internal, staff collaboration platform, the task force decided to begin the information gathering phase of this project this way:
1) Create and send a survey to existing Sharepoint power users in the Library.
2) Schedule drop in sessions and site visits around the Library to assess existing functionality that will need to migrate to Sharepoint 365 (this will be led by Jenn Nolte and Cindy Greenspun).
3) Using an existing list of services and tools used by Library staff, assess what functionality currently used in Sharepoint sites can be better served by other services and tools aside from Sharepoint.
The group will meet again in early November. Please email the task force members if you have any questions, and watch for a power user survey and drop-in sessions to be announced in the next few months!
Task Force Members:
Greg Blasko, Library IT (chair)
Kristin Bodgan, CSSSI
Jerry Anne Dickel, Tech Services
Cindy Greenspun, Access Services
Christine McCarthy, Preservation
Jenn Nolte, Library IT
Adam Sharani, Beinecke