Library & Information Technology Services Blog

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

ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan): Intermittent Downtime 2/3-2/4

ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan may be be intermittently unavailable this weekend, February 3-4. Our vendor will be making changes in conjunction with the College’s PeopleSoft upagrade during this time. ILLiad will be working normally again beginning Monday morning. Contact bmcill@brynmawr.edu with questions.

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Directed communications regarding computer updates

Today we are sending a series of directed communications to individuals whose computers have been identified as having one or more issues related to recently discovered vulnerabilities. Each email will identify the issues with that particular computer and how to resolve them, but these may include: Out of date web browsers Out of date versions […]

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Spectre and Meltdown: How to Protect Your Devices

1/30/18:  Spectre and Meltdown are serious vulnerabilities that require your immediate attention. There are many layers of work that LITS must do to mitigate their impact on College-owned computers and systems. The story is still developing; we will continue to make changes over the coming weeks. These could include: Popups on your computer Automatic actions […]

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Updated: macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Your College Computer

Apple released the newest version of macOS (no longer OS X!), macOS High Sierra (10.13) in September. In keeping with recent practice, Apple has made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. At this time we are recommending upgrades to High Sierra (10.13).  In particular if you are running OS X […]

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1/30 Tech Talk: 3D Modeling and Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage

In this Tech Talk, PhD candidate Alexander Brey (History of Art) discusses how and why he has used 3D Modeling for reconstruction in his own research on early Islamic architecture, presenting the benefits and challenges associated with this approach as well as some of the popular technologies employed in the field. He also explores the […]

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Data Privacy Day 2018: Think Like a Hacker

Happy Data Privacy Day (DPD)! DPD is an annual international event to create awareness of the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Today is the perfect day to begin thinking like a hacker. Wait – why would you want to do that? Many people associate hacking with criminal activity, thanks to countless movies and […]

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Library Research: ProQuest Unavailable 1/27 10pm-6am

Some ProQuest products (library databases and ebooks) will be unavailable on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. ProQuest will be upgrading infrastructure and enhancing security during this time. Contact the library with questions: library@brynmawr.edu

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Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Call for Submissions by 2/15

We invite submissions for the seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, which will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning. Our definition of blended […]

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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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1/30 Tech Talk: 3D Modeling and Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage

In this Tech Talk, PhD candidate Alexander Brey (History of Art) discusses how and why he has used 3D Modeling for reconstruction in his own research on early Islamic architecture, presenting the benefits and challenges associated with this approach as well as some of the popular technologies employed in the field. He also explores the […]

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BIONIC Unavailable Weekend of 2/2: Action Required

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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Warning: New Phishing Attempt 1/19/18

Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Be on the lookout for messages that alert you to an Email Server Upgrade and ask you to upgrade your account. This is a scam: There’s always a lot to do […]

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