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Archive for February, 2018

2/20 Tech Talk: Using Google Earth as a Research Tool: Digital Survey, Mapping, and Visibility

Posted February 13, 2018

Conduct a survey from your desk! Andrea Samz-Pustol, a graduate student in the Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology department, discusses how to conduct a digital survey of an archaeological site using Google Earth, a free and user friendly program. Using her research on land transport of stone for ancient Greek colonies in Sicily, she will […]

Record Meetings and Webinars with Skype for Business!

Posted February 12, 2018

Not everyone on your invite list may be able to attend your online meeting or webinar, but luckily, Skype for Business gives you the ability to record and share your meeting, including the meeting audio, video, and any content shared on-screen. Microsoft’s website offers instructions on how to record your first meeting, to use the […]

Survey Goes Live This Week: Give LITS Your Feedback!

Posted February 12, 2018

Later this week, a random sample of students and all staff and faculty will receive an email from Katie Surkin (LITS Manager of Public Service Desks) requesting their participation in a survey for Library & Information Technology Services. The MISO Survey is a national survey that was created at Bryn Mawr, and one in which […]

Access to Haverford College Library Collections

Posted February 8, 2018

As you may know, the Haverford College library is undergoing a major renovation. Our Haverford colleagues expect to be finished moving books from the library stacks to their temporary storage location by this weekend. Requested books may be delayed as they complete this work. We will return to a two-day turnaround by next week, and […]

Mailman (Mailing Lists): Unavailable 2/15 6pm-midnight

Posted February 8, 2018

Mailman listservs (mailing lists) will be unavailable on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. LITS will be upgrading Mailman during this time; this work will be occurring during our regularly scheduled system maintenance window. While any bookmarks you may have for list archives or administration will still work, please be aware that the […]

Updated: Login issues for some individuals to some systems

Posted February 6, 2018

Update: this issue has been resolved with a temporary solution. At this time we are unclear if a service interruption will be needed in order to correct the underlying cause. We’ve identified an issue that affects the ability for some individuals to login to some systems. Applicants, alums, former employees, and others who have access […]

BIONIC Available: Action Required

Posted February 5, 2018

PeopleSoft has been successfully upgraded and BIONIC services are now available to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Please restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You will need to do this in each browser you use to access these services. Once logged in, you may notice a difference […]

Best Practices for Facilitating Skype for Business Meetings

Posted February 5, 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of setting up and facilitating online meetings, or if this is your first foray,  check out these Skype for Business best practices to help ensure your attendees are well-informed and your meetings run smoothly! Best Practices for Invitations: Depending on audience, may want to: Explicitly state no Skype or BMC […]

BIONIC Unavailable Weekend of 2/2: Action Required

Posted February 1, 2018

PeopleSoft will be unavailable from Friday, February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. until the morning of Monday, February 5th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. After this downtime, you will need to restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You […]

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