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Working Grid Meeting notes: December 2006

Present: Sue, Helen, Siva, Mike, Stephen.

In spirit: Dom (has a cold, emailed in notes), Phil (away, updated status page).


List of actions

  • Nudges to all to update DP pages if needed
  • Try installing browse if anyone gets the time (and the Bryan)

Notes from meeting

Actions from last meeting

(all done)

Status updates

Points of note:

  • PML: Some work on security, now mostly waiting on newer security install. Working on getting updated MOLES available (soon). Updated eXist to 1.1.2.
  • BADC: New MOLES catalogue implemented, people trained, population aimed for March. Otherwise mostly working on MDIP/discovery stuff.
  • BODC: Advised to wait for new security install for production machine. Roy restructuring MOLES backend database (mid Jan). New OAI & eXist on development server.
  • NOCS: Lots of backend work on restructuring metadata database - now capable of generating MOLES & DIF (some queries on specific elements to resolve), likely to generate records soon, but not in the 1000s. Alpha security in place, pre-alpha login code still around, but not tweaked yet - probably wait for new security install.

Brief ticket review

  • Nothing especially stood out - everyone knows what they're doing. The main issues seem to be CSML2, MOLES (and other) population and (sometime) new security. Browse was also discussed a bit, with interest from several parties for local installs.

Discussion points

Security interlude

  • Phil made a wiki page detailing current status - TI12_Security/Security0612 - comments in the meeting included:
    • some minor discussion of post-NDG support
    • details on the progress of eggification from Stephen, also suggested that Twisted should be a pre-requisite rather than us eggifying it
    • some interest in DEWS' progress
    • general decision to wait for updated security installs prior to further DP work (as we're not yet serving restricted data it's not currently essential, so not blocking anyone directly)

Sue to ask Phil for a loose estimate of availability of an updated NDG security install to help with DP planning (ie. January or more like March).

CSML 2 status

Other discussions

  • ref. Dom's email for status & hdf ticket (#187) question
  • Dom asks, re: #283 and external NDG-secured access to CSML documents, can the discovery service WS be extended to cope with this requirement or do we need a new interface?
  • Delivery service (raise for AH?)


  • Set date for next meeting (maybe use AH meeting to cover?)
  • CSML 2 availability
  • Query on CSML read methods and accessing data in CSML document (Mike to ticket)
  • Issue of 1000s of PML MOLES records - Sue said to try it and see if it kills anything or is unusable.

Issues/possible problems

  • Any planned DP internal upgrades that might adversely affect NDG
    • PML having internet link issues
  • Other issues


  • Set date for next meeting
    • Tacked on to the end of the metadata meeting 12/Dec.