Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

Update: Telephone Service at GSSWSR Temporarily Restored

Updated 10:00 p.m.: We were able to temporarily restore telephone service to GSSWSR tonight.  We will determine materials for permanent repair on Monday and begin the installation as soon as materials can be procured and as weather permits. —– The Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) is currently without telephone service. We […]

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Bryn Mawr College now on the Internet2 network

Earlier this year, Bryn Mawr College (in cooperation with Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges) joined with nearly 300 other institutions of higher education in connecting to Internet2 for network services.  As a part of this change, Bryn Mawr has doubled its already substantial internet bandwidth to 2Gbs (evenly split between Internet2’s Commercial Peering Service and an […]

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LITS Support for Student Organizations

Need resources to communicate with your student organization? Preserve your organization’s history? LITS is here for you: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/5506 Need assistance with setting up or using these resources? Call or visit the Help Desk, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7400.

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Firewall Change for College-owned Mac OS Computers 2/8

On Monday, February 8th, LITS will be making a system-wide change to all College-owned Mac OS computers. We will be turning on the Mac OS Firewall to enhance the security of our systems. Most community members will not notice this change because College-licensed and other software from legitimate vendors will be added as exceptions to […]

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February is Data Privacy Month!

Bryn Mawr College LITS invites you to don your party hats and join us in celebrating Data Privacy Month, an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. LITS will be sponsoring a number of fun and educational Data Privacy/Information Security-related initiatives throughout the month, as we continue to […]

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BIONIC Unavailable 2/3 5pm-2am

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, February 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. February 4th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time.   Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Windows Updates This Week

LITS recently identified an issue wherein many Windows machines around campus have not been prompted for OS and Office updates for the last couple of months. This was caused by a minor change to our configuration management infrastructure. We’ve since corrected the issue. Community members using College-owned Windows computers may notice a greater than average number of Windows updates running this week. Machines are […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Windows Users: Microsoft ending support for old IE versions TODAY

As of today, Tuesday January 12, Microsoft has declared an end-of-life to all versions of Internet Explorer previous to IE 11.  This means that there will be no further security updates to these versions and Microsoft does not recommend their use. If you regularly say yes to your Windows Updates, you are likely using version […]

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Canon Waste Toner and Empty Toner Containers – The Definitive Answer

We have received many questions about the disposition of waste toner containers, and the Canon techs have been giving out inconsistent information.  After a number of meetings and conversations, this is the definitive answer. For most models: Always have a new, empty Waste Toner container on hand.  These can be ordered from the canon supply […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance in 2016

Routine system maintenance occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best practices. […]

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