Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

Accelerate your Communications with Skype for Business’ Instant Messaging (IM)

Skype for Business’ instant message (IM) feature is a speedy way to connect with colleagues or classmates for interactive conversations. In this Spotlight, you’ll be introduced to IMs and some of the peripheral features that enhance or impact your IM experience. With IMs, you can: Chat with individuals or groups Send a file Initiate other […]

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BIONIC Unavailable 2/24 8am-noon

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. 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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Help Make Bryn Mawr’s Makerspace! 2/22 4pm

Bryn Mawr College is planning to open a makerspace in the fall of 2018 in the newly renovated Park Science Building. Join us Thursday, February 22 at 4pm in Park 243 to discover and discuss the many transformative ways the space could impact teaching, learning, and research at Bryn Mawr! No previous experience or knowledge […]

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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. Beginning February 15th we are adding Mailman (mailing lists) to our routine system maintenance schedule. See the LITS Blog for more information. 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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2/20 Tech Talk: Using Google Earth as a Research Tool: Digital Survey, Mapping, and Visibility

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 […]

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Record Meetings and Webinars with Skype for Business!

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 […]

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Survey Goes Live This Week: Give LITS Your Feedback!

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 […]

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Access to Haverford College Library Collections

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Updated: Login issues for some individuals to some systems

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 […]

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BIONIC Available: Action Required

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 […]

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Best Practices for Facilitating Skype for Business Meetings

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 […]

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