Information Services Blog

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

Thank You to All Local Learning Support Participants

Information Services would like to thank the departments who joined us in this year’s staff education pilot program, Local Learning Support. Our colleagues’ willingness to participate in this program has provided us with great opportunities to learn more about how best to support members of the Bryn Mawr College staff. At the end of this [...]

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Updated: SpamCheck Unavailable, Email Delivery Delayed

Update:  our spam filtering vendor has corrected the problem and traffic should return to normal as the afternoon progresses.  Please be patient because there may be a delay as mail is processed. ___ We are currently experiencing problems with email spam filtering (SpamCheck).  As a result, messages sent to Bryn Mawr email addresses from off-campus [...]

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Celebrate New Books by the Bryn Mawr Faculty 4/17, 5pm

Please join President Kim Cassidy and Information Services for a reception celebrating faculty members who published books over the past year. Thursday, April 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Special Collections Seminar Room, 2nd floor of Canaday Library We have an impressive line-up of books and authors: Ari Ariel, Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen [...]

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NEH Planning Grant Awarded to Bryn Mawr Library

The Bryn Mawr College Library has received a one-year planning grant of $39,650 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a collaborative project with six other current or former women’s colleges to develop a digital portal containing letters, diaries and scrapbooks of the first generations of their students. In addition to Bryn Mawr, the [...]

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Heartbleed Bug Remediation: Expect brief outages of lower-risk systems

As Information Services addresses lower-risk systems that could be affected by the Heartbleed Bug, please expect a number of short outages over the next day or two. Wireless authentication: the wireless network network will be intermittently available starting at 5PM tonight. We expect this to last for about an hour, but do not have an [...]

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Heartbleed Bug (OpenSSL vulnerability) Information & Tips

There has been significant media coverageof the Heartbleed Bug, a serious vulnerability that was recently discovered in the Internet’s OpenSSL security method, and Information Services has been working to address the issue for campus systems and services. If you have used your Bryn Mawr College account to log into a Tri-Co library site in the last [...]

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RECAP Educational Technology Conference at West Chester University 5/15

  West Chester University’s Information Services division invites local faculty and staff to its 18th annual RECAP Conference: May 15th, 2014 This one day conference enables higher education faculty to share best practices and innovative uses of technology in their courses with colleagues. Visit http://www.wcupa.edu/recap/ for more information and to register.

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Celebrate New Books by the Bryn Mawr Faculty 4/17, 5pm

Please join President Kim Cassidy and Information Services for a reception celebrating faculty members who published books over the past year. Thursday, April 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Special Collections Seminar Room, 2nd floor of Canaday Library We have an impressive line-up of books and authors: Ari Ariel, Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from [...]

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password.brynmawr.edu unavailable TONIGHT 9pm-10pm

There will be a brief outage this evening between 9pm and 10pm of password.brynmawr.edu and idm.haverford.edu.  This is to address the OpenSSL vulnerability posted about earlier today.  Our colleagues at Haverford will be acting to address this vulnerability on this shared system.

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Update: Canaday Lobby Lighting

Facilities is installing lights in some of the fixtures in Canaday’s lobby and reading room to replace those that were removed for safety reasons last week. This short-term measure should provide additional light in the Writing Center. Facilities is exploring a variety of longer-term options for rewiring and replacing the fixtures so that safer, more [...]

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Q-drive Users: Changes to drive mappings beginning April 11

If you use the “Q drive” in relation to PeopleSoft/Bionic data, you will see some changes starting April 11. Please note, not everyone who uses Bionic has a Q drive; only those who load or export data; most of these individuals are in administrative offices. This work is in preparation for an upcoming upgrade to [...]

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Update: OpenSSL Internet Security Method (Heartbleed Bug) and Bryn Mawr Services

As you may have seen in the media, a serious vulnerability has been discovered in the Internet’s  OpenSSL 1.0.1 security method, causing many websites to make changes to protect consumers’ security. Information Services is working to address this issue as quickly as possible. PeopleSoft, Zimbra 7, and the current web site are not affected, but a number [...]

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