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Archive for 2016

Tech Talk: What’s New in Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy? 10/11 4-5pm

Posted October 4, 2016

Tech Talk: What’s New in Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy? Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm Thomas Hall, Quita Woodward Room Come learn about new programs, resources, and opportunities available to faculty, students and staff who are interested in digitally-enabled scholarship and teaching. We’ve had a lot of new additions to the LITS team since […]

Use Outlook Web App (OWA) or Latest Version of Outlook (2016) for Email & Calendar

Posted October 3, 2016

Microsoft’s records indicate that some Bryn Mawr College community members are using Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 desktop clients for email and calendar. Please ensure you are running the current 2016 version; LITS is unable to support older versions. LITS recommends using the Outlook Web App (OWA) for email and calendar. OWA provides a simple, streamlined […]

Searching in Office 365: How to find a needle in an (email) haystack

Posted October 3, 2016

We rely on email for everything, and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s your to-do list, your primary filing system, an archive of important correspondence and reference materials, and so much more. We’ve all struggled to navigate our files, and finding that critical email from last month or last year (decade? century?) can be confounding. Give […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted October 3, 2016

Today marks the beginning of BMC’s observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and to increase our resilience against the threat of cyber attacks. LITS has a number of ways to help you learn how to stay safe online and protect your friends, family, […]

Mac Software & Printer Deployment Unavailable 10/10

Posted October 3, 2016

LITS will be upgrading our Apple Mobile Device Management system on the morning of October 10th. We expect the upgrade to take about two hours.  During this time, Mac imaging and software/printer deployment via Software Center will be unavailable. The upgrade will provide LITS with more options for managing the College’s Apple computers, and coincides with […]

Campus Network: Update

Posted September 30, 2016

3:40pm Our network engineers have been monitoring and now feel we have achieved a stable state and further interruptions are unlikely. ___ Update:  We’d like to thank our community for their patience as we and our TriCo colleagues have worked to resolve this situation.  As of approximately 1:30pm, internet connectivity has been restored, however the cause […]

LITS Introduces Service Request Catalog & Community Project Proposals

Posted September 29, 2016

Looking for a way to explore LITS service offerings? Considering a project with a library or information technology component? Want to check the status of a Help Desk request? Visit the LITS Service Catalog at Explore and request our most popular and broadly available services, scroll down to Propose a LITS Project, or log […]

Brief outage this PM, multiple systems

Posted September 28, 2016

From approximately 1:15 to 1:35 this afternoon, we received multiple reports of service interruptions across multiple services including wireless, Internet access, the Bryn Mawr main site, and blogs.  This outage was an unexpected result of some minor electrical work being performed in the vicinity of one of our main server rooms.  Multiple servers were affected […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted September 28, 2016

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. Among this week’s maintenance we will be upgrading the server providing our Network Registration service. This should be invisible to community members. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 610-526-7440.

What’s a OneDrive? Cloud Storage with Office 365

Posted September 26, 2016

OneDrive for Business is Office 365’s cloud (online) storage platform, providing Bryn Mawr faculty, students, and staff with a secure and convenient way to store and access up to 1 TB of files from any computer or your mobile devices. We’ve got tips to help you use it to its fullest. Use your College credentials […]

The LITS Project Proposal: A new way to start projects with LITS!

Posted September 26, 2016

Considering a project with a library or information technology component? Want to talk through your ideas, and how they could be implemented, with a LITS colleague? Looking to scope your next project by partnering with us from the beginning? Start by proposing a LITS project! From discovering solutions to developing resources to implementing services, our […]

The LITS Service Catalog: A new way to discover & access services!

Posted September 26, 2016

Do you like to get the lay of the land before embarking on a new project? Curious about ways you can partner with LITS? Need help with something library or information technology-related but not sure where to begin? Start at the new LITS Service Catalog! From in-depth consultations to break/fix issues to self-service options, the […]

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