Library & Information Technology Services Blog

'New Services' Archive

Microsoft Office 365 Weekly Feature #1: Office Here, Office There, Office Everywhere!

Posted February 10, 2016

Each Thursday for the next few months, LITS will be illuminating exciting features, improvements, and capabilities associated with the May transition to Microsoft Office 365 for email, calendar, and more. Watch the Campus Bulletin or LITS Blog for future weekly features! This week, we focus on how Office Online editing (in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and […]

Asking a Librarian is Now Even Easier!

Posted February 10, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that LITS has added a new Ask a Librarian widget to many pages on the Library website. When a Bryn Mawr College librarian is online and available to help you with your research, clicking on the widget will launch a live chat. At all other times, you can send us an email – you’ll hear back […]

Bryn Mawr College now on the Internet2 network

Posted February 3, 2016

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 […]

Remote Support for Classroom Computers Now Available

Posted December 18, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new functionality of our remote assistance software which is used to provide the BMC community with remote computing support. This new feature allows us to connect to unattended classroom computers (installed instructor workstations) so we can perform maintenance or provide assistance with or without a caller present. Remote maintenance […]

New Email/calendar Service: Microsoft 365 Coming May 2016

Posted November 30, 2015

Friends and Colleagues, I would like to thank all who participated in our decision process for their thoughtful insights. Many students, faculty, and staff gave their time and voices to our focus groups, interviews, open forums, and written feedback opportunities. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft 365 will be the email and calendar platform replacing Zimbra […]

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Posted September 10, 2015

At the start of each new academic year we like to highlight – particularly for returning community members – what’s new and different since we saw you last. Summer is an especially busy time for project work in Library & Information Technology Services, and we’re excited to share some of the things we’ve been working on: Canaday 315 […]

New Library Research & Instruction Services

Posted September 10, 2015

LITS is pleased to announce two new services from the newly formed Library Research &  Instruction team that are especially geared to first-year students or students who need to gain library research skills. Both were developed by Canaday librarians Olivia Castello and Alex Pfundt. Online Tutorials: Short online video tutorials on topics like Tripod and finding books and […]

New Technology-enhanced Instruction Space Now Available in Canaday

Posted September 4, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that renovations to Canaday 315 are complete and a new technology enhanced instruction space is now available for use. Reserve Canaday 315 in Virtual EMS or by contacting the Registrar’s office. Priority is given to academic course use. In addition to the standard suite of software available in campus classrooms and on instructor […]

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