Information Services Blog

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

WordPress outage and upgrade Tuesday 1/6 9am-5pm

On Tuesday, January 6 (during Winter Break), the blog server will be unavailable from 9am-5pm so that Web Services can upgrade WordPress (blogs.brynmawr.edu) to version 4.0.1 to maintain security and stability, as well as to bring you new features. It will not be possible to read or update blogs during most of the upgrade window, and blog feeds on the [...]

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Power Outages: Turn Off Computers

Facilities has scheduled a campus-wide power outage for Friday, December 26th from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Some buildings may receive intermittent power during this period, but we do not anticipate normal power to be restored to the entire campus until 5:00 p.m. Information Services requests that all community members located in buildings that will [...]

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Tripod: Scheduled maintenance 1/7/15 11am-2pm

On January, 7, 2015 from 11:oo a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m., Tripod Classic (http://tripodclassic.brynmawr.edu) will be unavailable due to planned system maintenance. Tripod (https://tripod.brynmawr.edu) will be available, but during the maintenance window patrons will not be able to log in or request items, and there will be no item availability information. Contact circulation@brynmawr.edu with questions.

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Study Break: Pets in Canaday! 12/16 noon-2pm

On Tuesday, December 16th from noon - 2:00 p.m., take a break from finals to relax with some four-legged friends from Pals for Life! When life gets hectic, spending time with a companion animal can help relieve stress, promote relaxation, and provide comfort.  We invite you to take some time off on Tuesday afternoon of [...]

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Mac Software Center Maintenance - Monday, 12/15

On Monday, December 15th, Information Services will be performing an upgrade on our Mac software deployment system. The upgrade brings various fixes and features to our current system. During the upgrade, software deployment through the Mac Software Center (including printer installations) will be out of service. Once it returns to service, you should notice no [...]

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Resolved: problem with e-mails from BMC to NSF

Over the last couple of months, community members have experienced difficulty emailing the National Science Foundation (NSF).  NSF had blocked Bryn Mawr email on their systems such that email sent from our domain was not being received. As of today NSF has whitelisted brynmawr.edu as a sender. Information Services and NSF staff have tested this, [...]

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24-Hour Canaday: December 8th - December 19th

It's almost time for 24-Hour Canaday! Canaday Library will open at 8am on Monday, December 8th and will not close again until 5pm on Friday, December 19th. Throughout 24-Hour Canaday, the building will continue to be open to the entire community during the usual semester hours.  After hours, the building will be accessible to students [...]

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Tech Talk 12/5: iPads in Higher Education

At this week's Tech Talk, Information Services' own Chris Boyland joins Mellon Digital Curriculum Assistants Esther Chiang and Elizabeth Reilly as well as Jancy Mungia from the Provost's Office to report back on what they learned at the 3rd Annual Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference. Friday, December 5th, 2014 from noon - 1:30 p.m. [...]

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Staff In-Service Day 2015: Call for Class Topics & Instructors

It's time for the 2nd Annual Staff In-Service Day!  This year's event will occur during Spring Break 2015, exact date and time TBA. Staff In-Service Day is an event put on by and for staff for teaching and learning skills pertinent to the professional growth of staff at the College. Last year's event offered an [...]

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Special Collections Reading Room Closing Early 11/26

The Special Collections Reading Room in Canaday Library is closed for the day.  Please see http://www.brynmawr.edu/is/hours.html for updated break hours.

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Power Outages: Turn Off Computers

Facilities has scheduled a campus-wide power outage for Friday, November 28th from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Some buildings may receive intermittent power during this period, but we do not anticipate normal power to be restored to the entire campus until 3:00 p.m. Information Services requests that all community members located in buildings that will [...]

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Friday Finds: Remembering the Sacred 11/21 3-4pm

Join us for the next event in our Friday Finds series: Remembering the Sacred with Whitney Lopez ’15! Friday, November 21, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 205 Canaday Library, Special Collections Seminar Roopm Refreshments served, free and open to the public. Contact Special Collections, speccoll@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-6576 for more information.

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