Information Services Blog

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

Introducing…Friday Finds in Special Collections!

  Join us for Friday Finds, a new series of informal chats about historical and cultural objects in Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections. All of the events begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections Seminar Room, on the second floor of Canaday Library, and last about an hour. Sept. 26 –World War I. Elizabeth Reilly [...]

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Tech Talk: Web Conferencing 11/3 noon-1:30pm

Teleconferencing used to require special telephone connections and rooms with high-end video equipment. Now web-based software such as Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, Go-To Meeting, and Adobe Connect enable anyone with a webcam and microphone to hold meetings online, bring remote guest speakers into a class, and hold virtual office hours. Since the numbers and diversity [...]

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Mac Users: OS X 10.10 Yosemite and your College Computer

Apple has just released the newest version of OS X with many new fixes and features, and as with 10.9 (Mavericks) they have made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. Since this released only yesterday, we have not had time to fully assess this release. At this time we are [...]

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Secure Your Device Clinic: 10/30 noon-1pm in the Campus Center

About 3.1 million smartphones were reported stolen in the US in 2013. Based on the victims surveyed, only 36% set a screen lock for their device. What precautions do YOU take to secure your devices in the event of theft or unexpected data loss? Stop by the Campus Center with your devices for the [...]

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Cyber Ninja Challenge: Round 2 Begins Today!

Today marks the beginning of Round 2 of the Cyber Ninja Challenge, BMC’s campus-wide quiz competition on Information Security-related topics.   For official rules and to take the second quiz, visit Round 2 ends at midnight on 10/26, so make sure you take the quiz before then!   Earn 5 additional points for you and your team [...]

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Campus Email Listserves (Mailman) Maintenance 10/17 2-10pm

On Friday, October 17th from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., we will be performing maintenance on the email listserv server, which houses campus email lists such as, staff, faculty, campus-security, the undergraduate and graduate class lists, etc.  A full list is available at During this outage, messages sent to mailing lists will not be delivered [...]

Read more» unavailable 10/16 9pm-1am will be unavailable on Thursday, October 16th from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.  Bryn Mawr and Haverford will be updating the underlying service during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 610-526-7440.

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Connect to eduroam secure wireless network

On October 20th, Information Services will permanently remove BrynMawrCollege wireless network from the residence halls, leaving only BrynMawrGuest and eduroam. Campus-wide, the BrynMawrGuest wireless network will be renamed to BrynMawrGuest-Fall2014. Going forward, the name of the guest network will be changed 3 times a year (Fall, Spring, Summer). To encourage residential students to switch to [...]

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Community-based Excel Support Network is Live!

For all Staff and Faculty members: Stumped with an Excel question? Can’t find an answer online? Reach out to a colleague! Staff and Faculty have volunteered their time and expertise to be available for Excel assistance via phone or email. To access and learn more about the Support Network, visit If you’d like to volunteer [...]

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Triarte Unavailable 10/11 at 3pm

Triarte, the Tri-College Library Art and Artifacts database, will be unavailable on Friday, October 11th beginning at 3:00 p.m. Information Services will be upgrading the system during this time. Contact Marianne Weldon, with any questions.

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Tech Talks are Back by Popular Demand!

Tech Talks are triweekly lunchtime presentations and conversations around technology-related topics of interest to faculty, staff and graduate students. This year we will be meeting in Campus Center 200 due to Haffner renovations. Lunch will be provided if you register at least 24 hours in advance or you can bring your own. We meet from [...]

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The Cyber Ninja Challenge Begins Today!

Take strides towards creating a safer digital space at the College by participating in the Cyber Ninja Challenge, a campus-wide quiz competition based on Information Security topics. Take the first of three quizzes today! Prove that your team is the strongest link in the BMC Cyber Defense chain Win $25 in OneCard Campus Cash if you finish in the top [...]

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