Information Services Blog

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

24-Hour Canaday and Extended Hours: 4/28-5/16

It’s almost time for 24-Hour Canaday! Extended Hours: Monday, April 28th – Friday, May 2nd: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3rd: 8:00 a.m. – midnight Sunday, May 4th (May Day): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 24-Hour Canaday: Canaday will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 5th and not close until 5:00 p.m. [...]

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BIONIC Unavailable 5/10 6am-6pm

BIONIC will be unavailable on Saturday, May 10th from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  All PeopleSoft production and non-production environments will be down during this time. Information Services will be upgrading PeopleTools, the underlying infrastructure for PeopleSoft.  This involves migrating to new server hardware and upgrading the operating system upon which PeopleSoft runs. Most users [...]

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Postponed: 4/30 Email & Calendar Maintenance

Information Services has postponed the Zimbra Email and Calendar maintenance originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th. New dates will be emailed and posted to the IS Blog when they are available. Contact the Help Desk with any questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts: 5/21-5/22 at BMC!

The schedule for the 2014 Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference is up now!  http://repository.brynmawr.edu/blended_learning/2014/ Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 – 22 Bryn Mawr College Register by May 15 (free for Tri-Co affiliates):  http://blendedlearning.blogs.brynmawr.edu/conferences/ This year’s conference draws speakers from almost a dozen colleges across the country and has something for everyone, from reports [...]

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Seniors: Return Library Books by 5/11 for a Chance to Win!

In an effort to make sure all library materials are returned on time, any senior who has no outstanding library fines and nothing checked out by May 11th will be entered to win one of two grand prizes. The prizes are: One set of four reserved seats at Commencement One priority pick of a Garden [...]

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Tech Talk: Data Warehousing 4/21 noon-1:30

Tech Talk: Data Warehousing Monday, April 21 from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Vernon Room A data warehouse is a controlled database where data from disparate sources is collected, cleaned, organized and stored, so that it can be used for reporting and analysis. In this talk Bryn Mawr’s director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment, [...]

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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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