Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other LITS Resources and Services

MacOS 10.12 Sierra Not Allowed on Bryn Mawr College Network After 1/14/20; MacOS 10.15 Catalina Released

MacOS 10.15 Catalina has been released. After January 14, 2020, computers running macOS 10.12 Sierra will no longer be allowed on the Bryn Mawr College network. With the recent release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple will stop providing support macOS 10.12 Sierra. Ending support includes no longer rolling out security updates to combat the latest […]

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Complete the Information Security Education Program by 11/1/19

The Bryn Mawr College Information Security Education Program launched October 1st and runs through the month of October. Community members are responsible for completing the program by November 1, 2019. Get started by logging into Moodle and navigating to the Information Security course. More information about the program cycle, requirements, and information security competencies is available on the LITS Website. Information security […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

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Windows 7 Not Allowed on Bryn Mawr College Network After 1/14/20

After January 14, 2020, Computers running Windows 7 will no longer be allowed on the Bryn Mawr College network. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7 after January 14. Beginning this month, LITS will be reaching out to staff and faculty currently using Windows 7 to initiate a plan for […]

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Run Upcoming Windows Updates Overnight (takes 1h+)

In the coming weeks, a Windows update will roll out to College-owned computers. It is a feature update, meaning it’s one of the larger and more time consuming updates to run. Windows will not update automatically without acceptance from the user and should be done when the computer will be unused for an hour or […]

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Phone System Unavailable 10/14 7-9am

The College’s phone and voicemail system will be unavailable on Monday, October 14 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. LITS and our phone system vendor will be performing necessary software maintenance during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Personal Digital Archiving: Murder Mystery Edition! 10/24 5-6:30pm

October 24, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Canaday 315 A USB drive found at the scene of a murder contains someone’s personal digital files, revealing clues about the crime and the identity of the victim. It’s up to you to review the contents of the drive and help solve the mystery! Personal digital archiving is […]

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Resolved: Problems Calling Campus Phones from Off-Campus

Updated 10/3/19 at noon: The College’s phone service provider reports that this issue is resolved. This problem was caused by a significant network failure between their New York and Philadelphia sites. Please contact the Help Desk if you continue to experience problems reaching on-campus extensions from off-campus numbers. — People calling Bryn Mawr College from […]

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Complete the Information Security Education Program by 11/1/19

The Bryn Mawr College Information Security Education Program launches today and runs through the month of October. Community members are responsible for completing the program by November 1, 2019. Get started by logging into Moodle and navigating to the Information Security course. More information about the program cycle, requirements, and information security competencies is available on the LITS Website. Information security is a responsibility […]

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InterLibrary Loan Unavailable 10/14 9am-noon

Inter-Library Loan via ILLiad will be unavailable on Monday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. LITS will be upgrading the software during this time. Contact the Help Deks with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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End of Support for 32-Bit Applications in macOS Catalina (10.15)

macOS Catalina (10.15) is scheduled for general release in October. If you choose to update to or purchase a Mac computer that ships with macOS Catalina, please be sure to check if you are using any 32-bit applications on your computer or in your labs. In macOS Catalina 32-bit applications are no longer supported; this means […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

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