Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

Eduroam Unavailable 1/12 5-9pm

LITS will be updating our Clearpass authentication system on Friday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m. During this time, community members will be unable to authenticate to eduroam. We expect eduroam to be available again by 9:00 p.m. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440.

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LITS Launches New, Integrated Library & Information Technology Services Website

We’re pleased to announce that on January 18th LITS will launch a new website at brynmawr.edu/lits. Search or browse our integrated library and information technology services site for technology help and to discover our collections. Learn about the library, find out information about tech-enhanced and study spaces across campus, and see how LITS supports teaching, […]

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Reminder: Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant CFP deadline is Feb 15

The next deadline to apply for a Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant to support digital teaching, learning, or research activities is Feb. 15.  Please note that this deadline is especially salient if you have a research or curricular project that might involve work with summer student interns, as we will be advertising and hiring for […]

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Moodle: Brief Maintenance 1/9 4-6pm

Moodle will be unavailable between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.  LITS will be performing necessary system maintenance during this time. Visit or contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, Canaday 1st floor.

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Phone System Replacement: LITS visiting phones in January

Over the next few weeks, LITS and our wiring contractor PABEC Systems will visit each telephone on campus to verify information associated with the current phone and note any areas that will require additional wiring ahead of replacing our phone system in 2018. If possible, please make make your network and telephone outlets accessible. We expect to complete these visits with […]

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Routine System Maintenance: 2018

Routine system maintenance generally occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – midnight. 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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Maintenance to Network Registration Database Today (January 3)

In order to improve performance of our network registration system, we will be clearing out registrations for computers which have not contacted our network in more than 90 days. There is no significant service interruption related to this maintenance. Most individuals will observe no effects.  A few individuals using wired connections and/or connecting to the […]

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Network wiring 12/26-30

In preparation for our upcoming telephone system replacement project, the following network wiring will be occurring in College Hall, and there will be some network outages to buildings including the Gym, Goodhart, and Carpenter while we are closed next week.  The vendor doing the work is PABEC and you may recognize their staff from prior projects.  If you see […]

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Announcing: Skype for Business in January 2018

LITS is pleased to announce that we will be supporting Skype for Business beginning in January. The software will be added to lab and classroom computers, and is available to all community members with their existing Office 365 accounts. Watch for learning opportunities throughout the spring semester, including: A Getting Started with Skype for Business workshop on […]

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Resolved: Trouble logging into Moodle, E-Market

Updated 1:22 p.m. This issue has been resolved. Community members are currently having problems logging into Moodle, E-Market and potentially other College systems. This is due to a certificate error. We are working quickly to resolve the problem and expect access to be restored within the hour. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu or […]

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Resolved: Brief PeopleSoft Outage 12/11 6:30pm

In order to correct an issue with year-end patches, it was necessary to stop all PeopleSoft Human Capital Management services for a short period on December 11, 2017. This unscheduled outage was underway at 6:30 p.m. and lasted less than an hour. Contact the Help Desk with questions.

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Listserv Cleanup

In anticipation of an upcoming mailman server upgrade, LITS is checking with owners of inactive lists (via email).  We are asking list administrators (current community members and alums) to respond and verify that particular lists which show no recent posts are still needed.  If you receive one of there messages, please respond promptly, otherwise no […]

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