Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information about LITS Resources and Services

InterLibrary Loan Unavailable 12/14 11am-1pm

InterLibrary Loan requests (via ILLiad) will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LITS will be performing a necessary upgrade during this time. Please contact circulation@brynmawr.edu with questions.

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RESOLVED: Intermittent Wireless Issues: Campus Center

UPDATE, 1:30pm: All wireless issues appear to be resolved. Please reach out to the Help Desk with any questions or report any lingering issues. This morning, some community members may have trouble while connecting to the wireless network in the Campus Center. We are working to identify and resolve the issue as quickly as possible. […]

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Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Nine: Turning on Captioning When Watching Videos

When you are watching a movie with a group, captions are a great way to ensure everyone can access the film. Many DVDs and video streaming services offer captioning.  For DVDs  In the main menu, search for captioning. Sometimes it is located under Settings, Subtitles, Accessibility, or Language. Open the appropriate menu and make your selection.  […]

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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. 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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Resolved: Office 365 Unavailable for some Employees

Updated 11/16/21 at 10:55 a.m.: Earlier this morning many faculty and staff members were unable to log into Office 365. This problem is resolved now, but we are still working through some clean-up. This issue was caused by a change in Microsoft licensing. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you continue […]

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Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Eight: Captioning a Conversation

So far, we’ve talked about captioning media and presentations, but did you know tools exist to help you caption in-person conversations as well?  Ava was specifically built to help bridge the gap between hearing and Deaf/HOH people. In addition to its desktop closed caption feature that was reviewed in previous trainings, Ava captions one-on-one and group conversations through their phone, web, and desktop apps.  Microsoft Translator was specifically built […]

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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. 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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Emergency Maintenance on Moodle – Tuesday, November 9

LITS will be performing emergency maintenance on Moodle at 7 PM Today, November 9, 2021. The upgrade will address security vulnerabilities. The upgrade should last less than 10 minutes, and people who are already logged in should experience minimal disruption during that time. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu or […]

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Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Seven: Making a Transcript

Creating a transcript for podcasts or videos that don’t support captioning is a great way to ensure access. While there are many paid services that can create a transcript for you, there are also free ways you can create a transcript yourself.  Using Microsoft Word  Follow the instructions for using the Microsoft Word Dictate Function.  Us […]

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Routine System Maintenance: 2022

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. 2022 […]

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Keep Calm and Caption On, Training Six: Captioning a Podcast

Do you have trouble with hearing or understanding podcasts? With the Ava desktop app, you can provide floating desktop captions for any audio source coming from your computer – yes, that includes audio from podcasts!   To use AVA captions, go to Ava.me and scroll down the page until you see the words “Ava Closed Captions- for Mac, Windows, and […]

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Reminder: BIONIC Unavailable 10/30 8am-noon

All Bionic services will be unavailable to both Bryn Mawr and Haverford from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 30. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance at this time. With any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu.

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